Okay, I bought a $1000 Canon video mini-dv camera to capture video of my family and burn to DVD. I can capture video but not burn. I've tried numerous programs and none seem to work. I love the interface of pinnacle eight the best but it's the worst as far as freezing. It freezes every time I burn and it would take like 18 hours to burn a whole dvd or something!
I've spent HOURS and HOURS only to lose the whole deal in the last phase. It's extremely frustrating. We also got a pinnacle video editing card of some type.
So, my question before I scrap the whole process, sell this and get a camera that records right to DVD is this: Do I need more RAM? I currently have 512. Somebody told me I need at least a GIG to do video. True? And do I need a dedicated hard drive to burn from? If I can get those two things I might keep this as I know I"ll lose a lot more selling the camera. It was top of the line at it's time, but it's been a year and I'm sure I'd lose hundreds of dollars selling.
What setup do you suggest. Is Pinnacle 8 as worthless as it seems or am I blaming an innocent program for my computer's lack of hardware/memory? Any answers most appreciated. I've spent so much money just trying to get a DVD. We even bought a DVD recorder--which is useless as it is so hard to edit, and it takes forever tying up the TV while it burns. Yuck! I'm at my wits END. I'm $2000 into this and for that money I could have had my DSLR photography camera that I'm pining for!