I have a HP1010uk which has a pentium 4R, 2.93 GHz, 1.24 GB Ram (extended from original).
it has windows XP sp2, and I have both windows movie maker and WINDVD creator.
My camera is a sony VCR HC 44 and previous to that HC19. I use a belkin IEEE 1394 firewall cable.
when i play a shop bought dvd movie on the computer the picture quality is fine. when I play the camera through the TV, using the red/yellow/white pinned cable that came with the camera, the picture is fine. HOWEVER, when I play the camera through the computer the picture ( and the subsequent dvd capture) is poor. It has a less sharp colour and the action appears jerky.
I have spent too many £ and hours on this and am tearing my hair out. My old full size camera transferred to video tape was much better quality.
PLEASE does anyone have any suggestions ?