Step 1: What You Will Need
Source (something composite to capture)
Video Camera (with an A/V plug)
Female composite A/V connector (Alternative: male A/V cable (see step 3) this is probably the cable you got with your camcorder)
Optional: Fire wire cable (for computer capturing)
Step 2: Connecting the Source to the Camera
Step 3: Alternative to Step 2
Use a connector as show
Or just touch, solder, tape. Find some way to connect those suckers.
Side note: Male to male composite doesn't work as you can see. So why dose California make such a big deal about it?
Step 4: Turn on Your Source and Switch to VCR Mode
Step 5: Record Control
On my Sony when I hit the record button it records to the memory card. So in the options I had to go to REC CTRL.