After getting bad results trying to convert VHS analogue to DVD using Pinnacle's Dazzle product, I decided to spend the extra cash and purchased the "ADVC-55" from Canopus. This is a hardware converter that takes composite/phono inputs via a scart lead from the VCR, and outputs a digital stream via firewire.
I am using Adobe's Premiere CS3 to capture an AVI file. The converted image quality is grainy when compared to the original VCR picture. This is carried over to the final DVD (which I've written with CyberLink's PowerDirector). I've also tried to capture with PowerDirector to an Mpeg file, with the same grainy quality.
I had assumed that the Canopus product was going to provide a digital output with the same quality image as the analogue VHS recording. What am I doing wrong?
Intel Core 2 Duo E4600, Vista Home Premium, 3GB, 250GB SATA HDD.