I bought an ATI All-IN-Wonder graphics card so that I could capture video directly from my 8mm camcorder via analog cables.
I used the included Pinnacle capture software.
For some reason I couldn't capture DVD quality video without time lapse problems and dropped frames.
So, I got tired of the Hardwear and Softwear companies jerking me around, telling me the most ridiculous things to do like totally reformat my hardrive, and I said, "screw it" and bought a Standalone Liteon DVD recorder.
My thinking was: Hey, if I went from camcorder straight to DVD then maybe it would be easier to transfer a digital file into my computer rather than capture an analog file.
The standalone dvd recorder works great. But, how the hell do I convert the DVD into an editable file.
I will try to find Nero Vision. I use Nero to backup my computer. I have a Liteon DVD recorder on my computer also.
Thanks for the response and feel free to add any other advice you can think of.