Hope I am asking the question in the correct forum but here goes anyway.
I have a load of Analogue camcorder tapes and would like to load them onto my pc and and after editing, write to DVD.
I am stumbling at the first step! - Do I buy a 'bridge' such as Hollywood Dazzle around £250 (recommended by Marc somewhere) or do I buy a DVD Recorder £150+ which can normally be used for recording television programs but, I believe, also have A/V analog input ports and DV output ports where I can connect my analog camcorder at one end and my PC at the other? And even if it doesn't have a digital output, the dvd disk output by the recorder can be downloaded onto my pc using my internal DVD drive and then edited.
I would be very grateful of your advice and suggestions as I am not sure about spending £250 on a bridge which would have no other use and would be redundant after I have downloaded my tapes.