Hopefully there will be an experienced user who can make the following easy for me.
Just purchased an old Sony DCRH53C from the bay to finally get to capturing all my old family mini DV videos. Plugged the camera in and captured one of the tapes - but quality does not seem good, getting some pixilation etc. I'm using proprietary capturing software on Windows XP (to accommodate FireWire connection)- then copying to an external HD to transfer to windows 8 laptop. I'm then viewing / intending to edit on Power Director 10 which came with my windows 8 machine.
What is the best means to capture Mini DV to maximise quality?
Is the current quality the best I'm likely to achieve?
What capturing software should I use (on an XP machine)?
Many thanks if your sable to assist.