I have several mini-dv tapes which I wanted to try to transfer to my computer and then edit and burn as DVD. I have never successfully transfer a good video file to the computer. I tried using virtualdub to transfer the video, but the video quality is really bad. Also, I cannot choose the 720 x 480 resolution. The highest resolution I can choose is the 640 x 480 one.
Am I missing any hardware? I read about firewire or i.link cable, are they a must for better transfer? I only have the usb provided by the camcorder (Sony DCR-PC105).
Here is my computer specs:
Intel Quad Core Q9550
Asus P5Q3 Deluxe WIFI
LG 22X DVDRW SATA OEM
XFX GeForce 9800 GT 512MB PCIe w/Dual Link DVI
Corsair 4096MB PC10600 DDR3 1333MHz
Creative Labs Sound BLaster X-FI Gamer
Corsair TX650W 650W Power Supply
Please let me know if I should get certain hardware. Any recommendation and suggestion are highly appreciated.
Thanks a lot for the help.
~ Angela ~