hello again ps thanks for the guide havent seen it yet but looking forward to.
been trying out ulead movie factory, you are given options for length etc.
HIGH QUALIY=60 MINS
LCPM OR MPEG AUDIO
DATA RATE WAS SET AT 7000KBPS
FRAME SIZE 720*576
i set it to good quality left audio on lcpm and rate at 7000 i got 2 60min dv videos and a slideshow with audio onto one dvd,the program uploads dv from camcorder as mpeg so less time wasted converting. however during playback from camcorder it seemed to go in slow motion,finished dvd was playing normal but quality was very questionable ie blocky. is this because i tried to fit too much onto disc,slide show was crystal. i sorted problems with interior lighting and that is okay now but i still cant understand why people tell me you can put upto 2 hrs onto a disc and get dvd quality as a result.if by good they accept blocky footage then i,ll stick at 60mins,i hope to convert old 3hr vhs to dvd and this is why i need to know what the maximum size is permissable without loosing qualiy. i,ve seen some very poor vcd,s and same for dvd copy,s but also seen some that are pin sharp and contain full length feature films so where am i going wrong or do they do something completly different.in respect of blocky picture, this isnt the case if i stick to one 60min dv tape per disc.you are being extremely helpfull and your input is very much appreciated,someday maybe i will be able to help others, best regards mark.