the composite cable that your diagram shows works when i connect the camcorder to the tv, just not with the vidbox, and i'm wondering if it would work with the roxio product... just tried an s-video cable and same thing happened. the image initially shows up on the computer via the software, then when i hit record, it either freezes immediately on the video within the software, or it attempts to record a jaggy video and i get an error message within the first 10 seconds saying recording failed because no data was received which is odd because i can see it on my computer, so it's coming in, just not able to record. the video in the camcorder is fine, and i've tried different tapes as well as viewing it on the TV. so i'm suspecting it's something with how the video is getting translated from the camcorder to the computer? but not sure what to do... hoping the roxio product doesn't have the same kinds of issues?