Thanks for your replies
I am recording on a home digital video camera and its .avi It is raw (I think) and I have always imported it at max quality which I take to mean with no compression.
I have captured this before using the Pinnacle - it detects the scenes and so on if I want it to. I have done trasitions, editing, adding sound tracks etc in the past. But i never found it reliable, it crashed many times, and I ended up giving up. It would freeze. I found a small free, utility that I can’t remember the name of that I used to import the .avi file. This seemed more reliable than using Pinnacle. When I scanned through the file it seemed to play just fine. I then used Pinnacle to burn it. When I burnt it there was juddering after about 10 mintues of the hour. I gave up.
Now that I have begun to gain some confidence with the whole cd/dvd thing again (thanks to nero) I feel thatI want to have another go.
All I really want is a back up of my digital video tapes. and a way of wathcing them on the telly that doesn’t involve lots more leads and getting the camera out.
Surely that’s not that hard?