Hi all, Thanks in advance for your advice.
I have lots of 8mm tapes from back in the day and would like to convert all of them to DVD suitable for playback on a TV using a DVD player.
I have a pretty fast PC (AMD Phenom 960 Quad-core processor, 2300Mhz with 8GB RAM) running Windows Vista 64-bit with quite a bit of storage. I also have a TV media card which I use for a DVR(Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1800 MCE Kit). I believe it will let me download from my old camcorder via the S-video input.
My question here is about maximizing quality. I have some Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0 software. There is also Windows Movie Maker software. I want to the best job that I can and do the best quality capture that I can do. I guess that I am not concerned at this point of doing a really great deal of editing. I would need to some of course. I don't need to do anyting fancy with menuing of the DVD. Right now I am focused on quality of capture. Is the software that I currently have adequate or do I need to look at anything else?
I also have quite a few DV tapes from a digital camcorder that records to tapes. Does the same advice apply?