I'm assuming you have a PC laptop/desktop?
I have to agree to Toysrme.. Capturing via firewire is your best bet. You can pick up firewire card for $16 (shipped) from new egg (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...NG&PageSize=20
If you capture over firewire the .avi file will be 13GB per hour of footage, so make sure you have the available diskspace before you start.
Which editing program are you using? Some will allow you to capture the footage.. some will even split it based on the date/time stamp... or you can pick up something like Scenalyzer (http://www.scenalyzer.com/main.html
) which, btw hasn't be updated in years! In the rare case that I have to capture older DV footage I'll still use my copy of Scenalyzer over Premiere Pro CS4.