I've bought a Sony HC20 miniDV camcorder for Christmas. Then I bought a DVD burner. Then I bought Pinnacle Software for $100. Then I bought a firewire cable. Then I took the cable and the software back because I felt I was getting in too deep as nothing was allowing me to capture my video. Now I've filled 3 tapes of video with shots of my adorable new daughter, and I need to do something with them so I can record more.
I took the Pinnacle Software back because my data transfer rate was too slow--the tech support people walked me through all the possible problems (defrag, changing settings, etc) and it was still too slow. They said I needed a new hard drive. My computer's not crap, but it has been running kinda slow lately. It's got 80GB Ultra DMA hard drive, 512 DDR SDRAM memory, 2400+ AMD Athlon XP processor.
I want to capture, edit, and burn my video. I've got the XP ArcSoft Showbiz software, and the Pinnacle Studio9 that I loaded before I took it back. I can buy the firewire cable at the local Computer Deli. What do I have to buy now?