^wow i just realized that, usb yea. if i plug in the usb cable nothing happens, imovie doesn't recognize it. i'm pretty sure its minidv (i don't know a lot about cameras) but there is dv plug in the camera which goes to the firewire. i haven't got one yet but i think i'm going to get a firewire today, i'll let you guys how it goes.
but i was posting on here because i read online that if you take the battery out of the camera, plug the charger into the camera (still with no battery in it) then plug in the usb cable (which previously did nothing) imovie would recognize it. i saw a few people online that had luck with this but it didn't work for me.