After a new PC build and a long hiatus, I am back into capturing video from my Sony DCR-TRV350, D8 Video Camera. I am running Windows 7 and capturing via Firewire/1394. This seems to be working with Windows Live Movie Maker but I’m up to about 6.5GB at 31 minutes of video.
I was using Sonic MyDVD before completely rebuilding all the PC’s in the house and upgrading everything to W7. I was really impressed with the audio quality (Dolby Digital) of the Sonic product and it did everything from capture to burn, but my version won’t run on W7. I’ve got Ashampoo Burning Studio 9 for doing the author/burn.
Would anyone care to share their favorite video capture software for getting from DV camera to hard drive? Cheap is good, free is better; I don’t have $100 to drop on another Sonic product.