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Hi again Mandy,Well, you've managed to have the one tape format I didn't mention.Your camera is a digital camera, but records its signal onto tape.This type of tape is known as Mini-DV.Your old computer was a laptop too, which makes a difference as well.You can use Firewire to transfer your videos to your new computer. Laptops usually have a 4pin Firewire connection, but a modern desktop computer more commonly has a 6pin connection or both types.It now seems likely to me that your old laptop had a 4pin connector, which (since your camera also has a 4pin connector) means that the cable you were using to connect them with had identical plugs on either end.If this is the case, you'll need a 4pin-6pin adapter for your old cable or a different cable with 4pin and 6pin plugs on it. Any of these cables and connectors should be available at your local electronics shop, like Tandy or Dick Smith, or even at the AV section of large department stores, for AU$10 or less.Once you have the camera connectable to the computer, you will then be able to use your videos in the same way as you were with the old computer, assuming you have installed any software that you may have been using before as well.Hope this helps 🙂Note: I'm currently working on a comprehensive article on this subject, and I will post a link here when the article is available on our parent site, http://www.tips4pc.com
Mitz from Tips4pc