Its an old problem of trying to use a Sony DVD camcorder and be able to edit the results on the PC. The problem is that it doesn't have a USB lead or firewire facility so someone told me you can use software to rip the DVD to turn it into WMVs. But, you're absolutely right, I experimented with something off the web today and the two problems I noticed were the time it took and lipsync!!! Looks like I have to face the prospect of swapping the camcorder for a DV tape. Anyone want a dvd camcorder? Open to offers.