I have only just started video editing on my laptop and have encountered some problems. I have gone through all the stuff for beginners but i'm still not clear on some things.
I have a Sony Digital cam using mini dv tapes and my laptop is an Acer aspire 5612WLMi. I have been capturing video using the USB cable supplied by Sony and i'm using Microsoft Movie Maker. The video i capture is not as crisp as the image i get when i connect to the TV or watch it on the cam itself. The image looks very blurred.
I've read that firewire is better for capturing and that perhaps a different video editing program would do. I am going to try pinnacle to see the difference, but is the software going to be enough or will i need to capture with firewire?
Also my laptop doesn't have firewire but has a PC card slot type II. Would i be able to connect a firewire card on this slot?
Do you think the graphics card has anything to do with it?
Any other info you might have which might be of use is very welcome.