I am jumping into creating DVDs for my home videos. I plan to convert my old videos from VHS tapes as well as new videos that I shoot with my miniDV camcoder Sony TRV-17. I plan to download videos from my camcoder using firewire.
I need some info on DVD burners.
Has anyone used the HP DVD Movie Writer dc4000? Or does anyone know if its the best out there? It connects to the PC via USB2.0. It can directly also capture VHS videos directly.
I am not sure if this way is better than connecting your VCR to camcoder and camcoder to the PC via firewire?
Does the USB2.0 connectivity loose quality while transfering VHS tape to DV?
I am also considering the following drives, but not sure which one to choose.
TDK Indi DVD 840G
I am leaning towards HP DC4000, unless there some disadvantages that someone can point out.
Do Adobe Premier and Pinnacle Studio and all thos expensive softwares come with encoding AVI files to MPEG1 and MPEG2 for burning VCD, SVCD and DVDs?