I´m new to all video editing so I would like to find out what my best options are and I have also encounted some problems.
I would like to pass all my old 8mm Sony (CCD-TR380E) camcoder recording to my computer. I have managed to do one tape but the sound has come out terrible, so has the image. I´m using windows movie maker on a HP 3240 desktop with XP OS. It has a video card that has a S-Video input + 3 RCA inputs + microphone and headphone jacks.
I´ve have connected the camcoder that has 2 RCA outputs to the pc with the yellow RCA jack and the headphne of the camcoder to the microphone of the pc, is this correct?
I´ve looked at some software on the web eg: pinnacle studio, adobe premier, will these improve the sound or the quality of the image at all. Or is there some other software that I can use?
Any help will be greatly appreciated as I do not want to loose my old recoding, got some dating back to 1996.