I have been video editing for some years now and I can honestly say I have never had a quality burn yet. All I want is the same sort of picture quality as transferring a camera to VHS tape (25fps).
Having used Ulead and Pinnacles software I settled with magimix a couple of years back. My pc is top spec and clean as a whistle from graphics to the audio card.
My cameras are analogue although I borrowed a sony digital recently. The end result is always not good. Should I just accept that unless I spend thousands on new kit my results will be just the same.
I have a couple of theories on achieving lossless picture quality but I don’t wanna spend the money on testing it out.
1: Record analogue footage to a DVD recorder and load in the disc to my PC, then output the edited result through tv card back to DVD recorder.
2: Bite the bullet and buy a Digital camera, download footage, edit it. Upload footage back to camera then record from camera to DVD recorder. OK I wont have the menus but who cares.
Why have the talent when your tools wont work…..