I am new to the board so please excuse my long message.
I am in the process of transferring VHS files to my PC for burning to DVD. After much trial and error I thought I had nailed down the capture process. I first of all capture from VHS to a JVC Mini DV Camcoder. I then hook the camcorder up to the PC and transfer the video via firewire at a predetermined 4000kbps MPEG2 setting in order that I can get as much as poss on the DVD and not have to wait for ever for the PC to rerender the file. So far so good I thought.
Now when i place the file into an editing package such as Video Studio 8 and make modifications to the file and then resave it the file does not play back correctly. By that I mean it will play the video/sound fine for a little while and then the image will freeze while the sound continues unaffected therefore making the edited file unusable yet the original capture files seems ok in that it does not freeze at the points the edited file does.
I tried another package, NeroVision Express and it appears to accomplish the task but when you try to create chapters with the file it closes down with no error message.
I have transferred 6 files successfully, aftere this it all went to pot as I have installed SP2 onto my Win XP installation.
I am at my wits end with this idea of mine of transferring TV episodes to DVD. Can anyone out there help me