Ladies and Gentlemen
I'm sure that this question is Old Hat, as I've already found disconnected bits of the answer on this forum. I'm hoping, though, that you'll take pity on me and provide a fuller, hopefully idiot proof, answer.
I fancy getting into this video editing game. Around three years ago I bought a Panasonic NV-DS15 video recorder, and it's great, but I'm now fed up of editing on a VHS VCR.
I'm now in the process of upgrading my PC (it's well past time) and I'm hoping to incorporate the right bits to edit on the PC. The trouble is that I don't know what the right bits are!
I assume that I want a Firewire card, but which one? Might I have compatibility problems? Panasonic recommend their own system at almost £100. Is this the best for the job?
Assuming I sort out the video capture part of the equation, I then have to edit and export. I want to be able to make VHS tapes for various members of the family who don't have DVD. What should I be specifying on video and sound cards to be able to do this with a minimum of effort?
If anyone can help with recommendations of hardware and software I'd be very grateful.