Transferring video from a camcorder to a PC may take up a lot of hard drive space. If you have an external flash drive, or it's convenient to burn camcorder video to DVD, you could transfer videos to external devices to save hard drive space.
Transferring video files will use a lot of system resources while file transferring is in process. Therefore, it’s best to close any unused programs before transferring videos to your computer.
Refer to the user manual included with your camcorder to see what type of connection you will need to transfer camcorder video.