I've been trying to download and edit some old camcorder cassettes using ArcSoft Showbiz software. This has worked fine with some (older) cassettes, but with others I'm periodically getting an error message saying "cannot record video. the current content is copy-protected". Looking online, this does seem to be a common problem with this software, when trying to download old and potentially damaged cassettes, even though these play perfectly when I'm not trying to capture the recording. Can anyone please advise me whether I'll have the same problem with alternative software? The ArcSoft was quite cheap and some postings indicate that it can be over sensitive. Any recommendations for alternative software that is reasonably priced?

Many thanks