I am new to this forum and I'm sorry if I am posting this to the wrong area... I have been playing around with video editing for a couple years now but never took it to serious. I just purchased a new PC and loaded Cyber Link Power Director 8.
Here is my questions: I have 37 Digital 8 tapes that I would like to manage, but I am not sure the best way to start. My family have never watch them because using my camcorder is very inconvienient. Ultimately I would like to convert them straight over to DVD's so it would be easier for me and my family to enjoy. However in the future as time permits, I want to be able to pull video off the DVD's so I can edit and make movies with my Power Director 8 software. I do have access to a stand alone DVD recorder but I am not sure of formats, quality, etc...
I think I can hook my camcorder up to the stand alone DVD player and covert each tape to a DVD, but will I be able to use the DVD's at a later time to bring clips into Power Director 8. Is this the best and most efficient way of doing?
Looking forward to your responses.
Thanks in advance.
Steve from Syracuse NY