Sony Handycam

Some time ago I bought a Sony Handycam DCR-HC40. I've always used it with my 32-bit laptop and desktop to transfer video files or even record into a file. Today for the first time I tried to connect it to the Ferrari 4000 running XP Professional x64 Edition. I used the USB cable and the (almost) expected happended. Device not recognized and no 64-bit driver available. Too bad. But ... there's also a firewire port. After plugging in the firewire cable it took about 15 seconds and I was recording to a file in Movie Maker. Cool!