form of HD MSP8 supports is HDV
, which pre-dates the more recent AVCHD.
With the camcorders that use hard disk drives or SD cards, you are just copy/pasting the video files from the camcorder's disk drive or SD card to your computer. No "real-time" transfer or capturing. Once you have the files on your PC, you just insert that file into your video editing program. Sadly MSP will not be able to edit them.