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Canon MV890 / MV901

As a complete beginner to camcorders, I am hoping to buy one of these models as I have read good reviews. However, I have a couple of questions:

- My only access to a DVD recorder is on my PC. Can I transfer footage from the camcorder to my PC (using a Firewire connection) for recording onto a DVD? If so, will I need any special software?
- Can I edit any of the footage (i.e. cut, add captions etc.) when on my PC? Again, would I need any special software? What format would the footage be stored on my PC - AVI, MPEG?
- Is there any significant difference between the MV890 and the MV901?


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