I am new to all this, I have just ordered the cable to connect my laptop to my panasonic mini dv as I have loads of tapes which I would love to edit and put onto dvds. The problem I have with being a newbie is that I do not know which software to use, I just want a pretty simple edit programme you know to cut out the bits thats not needed, nothing fancy yet i'll maybe progress to that but I just want to start of easy just now, can anyone recommend a programme for me to use which is quite cheap.