I've been video taping my son's Lacrosse games then using ULead VideoStudio 9 on my computer to make nice movies out of them with instant replays, music, special effects and the whole works. They're usually about 45 minutes long. Lately there have been so many games in such a short time period (3 on Saturdays and 1 during the week) that I've been running out of minidv tapes and I can't keep up with production. So... the easiest/fastest way for me to put the video on DVD is to use my LiteOn 5005 through the firewire connection. Then I could put the DVD in my computer later and make the AVI files that Ulead will use from that. If I record them at the highest quality (1 hour mode) on the 5005, am I going to lose video quality later when I burn the production on my Plextor 716a? In other words, will the AVI files from the LiteOn 5005 recorded DVDs be less quality than the AVI files made straight from the camera?