I want to capture home video from my analogue camcorder, tidy up the video, put in some effects and burn to DVD. Iíve purchased a Video Xpress capture device from ADSTech. The problem is that I canít get the video capture software that came with the device to work. So Iíve downloaded several standalone video capture software programs.
My question is about the miriad settings that are available in these programs. For example how do I know which settings I should be using, for things like AVI, compression or not, colour space, audio format Etc.
Can anyone tell me what settings are best for capturing video for home use. I know some of the leading video editing programs such as Ulead try to make it simple but will I get better results using a standalone capture program and tweaking the settings. Iím in the UK so am PAL based. Alternatively are there any written documents available on-line that can explain all these different settings.
Any help appreciated. Thanks.