I own a Sony miniDv camcorder, and I recently decided to start to put my home movies onto my computer so that I can edit and burn them onto DVD using Windows Movie Maker.
Now my computer does not have firewire, so that only way that I can connect my camcorder is via USB cable.
My problem is the captured footage is really poor quality when displayed on the pc and when burnt to DVD. In fact the quality was much higher when I used to connect my camcorder to my VCR and copy to VHS.
I have tried all the different capture settings on Window Movie Maker with no better results, the quality is still poor.
What I need to know is this.......
Is the poor quality caused by using a USB cable, or is something else causing the problem?
Would I get any better results buying a new computer with Firewire?
Is the software (Windows Movie Maker) part of the problem and if so could a different film editing program help?
Thanking you all in advance for you kind advice,