Hello, this is my first visit and first post.
After 15 years of shooting Hi 8mm I would like to copy & edit my tapes onto a digital format, eventually getting them on to DVDs. I have no idea how to go about this. Do I need digital editing hardware? Software? Both? I would rather grow in to something fairly nice than grow out of something cheap, yet still would like something fairly simple and intuitive too use.
Not sure if it you need this info, but I have a new high end Dell XPS Desktop with XP Media Edition that is fairly loaded (mainly a gaming computer). CD ROM & DVD + RW. Radeon X1900 Card, plenty of power storage and It has something called "Windows Movie Maker" that came installed for editing digital video.
Can I use my PC for editing? How do I get the 8mm to digital? What Software or Hardware do I need to purchase?
Any suggestions on how I should get started?