Hi all you experts out there ....
I am a total newbie looking to start capturing / editing my Hi8 recorded material. I have a Sony (Digital TRV110E which has a firewire port, and a bunch of recorded Hi8 tapes of my daughters early years.
I basically wnat to capture all the material on my PC and burn to DVD (preferably with some professional looking menu's titles etc).
Whilst I have a relatively new PC (IBM T42 thinkpad) it probably isn't a good idea to use this for the job. So what I need is a shopping list for Xmas which includes :
A new desktop with loads of drive space / RAM etc / firewire port.
Some video capturing software (Adobe 6, Ulead, Pinnacle ???? advice please .... I might use this for creating other DVD's as well so want the best)
A DVD writer (can this be built into the PC to avoid having it external ?)
Anything I've missed ?
Thanks for any help ...........