Newbie Advice Needed

I want to begin transferring older VHS tapes to DVD and edit some of them so need a complete set up from the best burner, software and PCI video capture card. I would like components that are proven to work together without major issues for the entry level novice I will be.

I have the Sony DRU 810A and have not installed it yet. I originally wanted the Plextor PX-716A but saw a few too many “bad reviews” about it and was scared away by a pattern of dissatisfied purchasers. The Sony can be returned if it’s not suitable.

The video capture card will need RCA analog A/V inputs as my VCR’s and VCP’s do not have S-Video or composite outputs. I’d prefer a PCI internal card if one is available.

Software should be something fairly simple for a novice to video editing. Normally I will not need much color or image correction since most of my programs are NOT from camcorders, etc.

I’d welcome anyone’s real world experience in this and hope I can do it right the first time!! Please email me direct or use the private contact mode here—I won’t consider it SPAM by any means!

Thanks all


Moved to the Video Edit Software forum. :wink: