I'm new to the digital world having just got shut of my analogue camcorder. I'm looking to get a mini DV camcorder and transfer footage onto VCD/SVCD, as I only have a CD burner not a DVD burner on my PC.
I basically need to know what hardware I will need to do this and minimum specs etc for my PC. I'm not really interested in editing to any great degree, just transferring to (S)VCD. I already have NERO burning package. Am I right in thinking a basic Firewire card with basic software will be enough to capture and then encode to MPEG? Then using NERO to burn (S)VCD?
Any help greatly appreciated as mags seem to give conflicting reports!!! Some even say USB is enough and no need for Firewire!?!?