I am hoping someone can help me. I am trying to find out if it is possible to hook my Vixia HF200 directly to my pc and record the video straight to my harddrive? I know that the USB cable is only good for data transfer, but i am wonder about the HDMI connection(mini-hdmi). If i am to use this do i need a video capture card? There is a component out connection (with odd connector)that is used to hook it up to my hdtv using the green/blue/red cable. Maybe there is a special cable? Thanks in advance for all your help. Have a great day.