Have many questions - I currently have Pinnacle Studio with capture device connected to computer via USB. I am trying to convert VHS tapes to DVD’s via VCR and/or analog (not digital) video camera. So far I’m not really happy with the quality - very grainy. Not having a prblem with dropped frames though. I’ve been capturing in AVI format, importing into Windows Movie maker (doing some minor editing like cutting out a few scenes, but that’s about it) and then burning to DVD via ConvertxtoDVD.
I’ve heard about firewire connection being better than USB and don’t have it on my PC but would be willing to get a card if this would give better quality. Have also read about capture through DV mini camcorder, but I don’t have one (may be able to borrow one though). Also may be able to borrow a friend’s DVD recorder as another option, although will it allow me to edit the DVD without loss of quality?
What do you think would be the best option to give the best quality DVD in the end? Thanks for any help!!