Now we have the make and model.

by R. Proffitt Moderator - 2/8/13 8:37 AM

In Reply to: We'll have to start at the beginning. by R. Proffitt Moderator

"The Sony HDR-HC5 ships with Picture Motion Browser Ver.2.0.02. Much like previous versions of Picture Motion Browser, the software allows you to import footage and stills from the camcorder, perform some rudimentary editing, and export to a standard definition DVD, AVCHD DVD, or MPEG2 clip."

http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/Sony-HDR-HC5-Camcorder-Review-33709/Format.htm

You'll want the AVCHD DVD or MPEG2 clip. You're good to go if your PC's have firewire.
Bob