I've been capturing from a Canon MV960 (DV) through firewire using the in-built capture utility in Vegas 7.
This works fine but Vegas tells me that there are a few dropped frames, but doesn't say in which clips and when. When I play back the clips I can see the dropped frames, but there are only about 5 in 10 minutes of footage, so I can live with that but would like to remove them. The other problem is that there are 'interlacing lines' (is that the right term?) during movement. When a person moves, the edges of them go lined. I know my DV cam shoots interlaced footage rather than progressive scan, but I didn't think you were meant to see the interlacing after capture?
Do I need to de-interlace it or something like that, my target output is likely to be DVD (90% of the time) or DV-Tape if that makes any difference.
My only other question was is it best to use the in-built capture utility in Vegas or a more light-weight specialised one like WinDV?