Good choices to doiwnload/convert Mini-DV tapes to hard-drive



I have a bunch of miniDV cartridges that I went to copy to my external hard-disk so that I can edit them using Final Cut [or iMovie or other].

What are good cost-effective options to transfer the miniDV program to my external hard drive? Eventually I would burn DVDs with the edited version.

thanks for any pointers.


The best way is to attach a DV camcorder to your PC by FireWire and run WinDV. Be aware that DV is about 13 GB per hour.