Hi there....my 1st post here so go easy on this newbie please.
I was recently given a Hitachi DZ-GX5040E as a birthday present and to be honest at 1st i was quite pleased with the camera. its the sort that records to mini dvd.
I then had an idea that i could film my grandchildren at various stages of growing up and put all the clips onto a dvd and give them as present to the parents at Christmas. So i set about doing a couple of clips and ripped them to my pc's hdd so that i could join them.
I got ulead media studio pro and tried my hand but couldt get my head round it so then got a trial version of pinnacle studio v11 which i could see was much easier to use. The only problem being my camcorder doesnt connect to the pc (as far as i know) and the files i have on the pc (vob files in a video_ts folder arnt recognised by pinnacle.
how do i get the clips from the mini dvd disc to my hd for editing and adding effects etc and then be able to burn to dvd.
thanks in advance