it works with a USB cable. all your computer needs is a usb 2.0 port, which it 99% has. the port on the camera will be a mini usb port
firewire is only required with tape cameras
What cable (i pray there is one) will connect my brand new Panasonic Camcorder to my Macbook Pro, and let me download video?
I have found talk online about Firewire cable, here and there but figured i'd post here and get more reliable info.
GRRR i hate it when i find out after the fact, that certain things are PC only.