OK, not completely newbie, but pretty darn close...
I have managed to capure / edit / export and burn to DVD (with a menu) a couple of movies now, using Firewire, Windows Movie Maker and Nero, and am getting reasonable comfortable with the process.
The quality is barely VHS when played back from DVD, I know the original footage on the camera is fine - plays back really crisp and sharp directly from the camera.
My question is where am I loosing the quality?
My initial assumption is that WMM is Free with the OS, and pehaps lacking in quality.
I don't mind paying upto a couple of hundred pound (if needed) to get a better quality output, but I don't want to waste money.
Can you suggest a software package (or two) that will be a) realatively simple to use, b) give me good quality output and c) will allow me to finish up with several short movies on a DVD with a menu?