Link to the camcorder's manual:
Refer to the top part of page 39 showing the connection from the camcorder's AV port to the TV/VCR.
In your case, rather than connecting to the TV/VCR, the RCA jacks at the end of the AV cable plug into the "analog/digital bridge". Pinnacle makes a box called, "Dazzle".
The A/D bridge plugs into the computer with USB...
I have a Sony ccd-trv138 handycam, I want to take video from my handy cam and place it on my Dell inspiron 1420 laptop. I purchased a pinnacle video transfer and av cables; there is no way to connect my handycam to my laptop, because the handycam does not have a USB cord. Can someone please inform me on whether there is a way to take the video recording from handycam and place it on my laptop so I can edit my video?