Please tell us about your video capture method, why you use that method, and if you have tried others, and your success/failure with various methods.
I capture my DV video directly from my Panasonic PVGS70 MiniDV camcorder. I chose mini-dv because I can tape my video in the most lossless format for editing ability. MiniDV is inexpensive, small, and easy to store.
I capture directly to my motherboards firewire port. I have used various capture softwares, and have found little difference in them. I have captured with virtualvcr, huffyuv, Vegas 5, Adobe Premiere 6.5, Ulead Studio 11 Plus, and Pinnacle Studio 12 Ultimate. I always capture my video as DV-AVI, as I like to modify the lighting, add intro and trailer, put some comments directly into the video, and I get great results that way.
For capturing VHS video or other sources, I go through my ADS Pyro AV/Link.
That is my story.. What is yours.