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    I currently have a Samsung VP-M50 8mm Video Camera and want to capture all my old video onto the computer so I can edit it, and ultimately create a DVD. I would ideally like to capture the video very high quality (avi?) so I can edit it easily. When looking around for the best way to do this I found Pinnacle Studio MovieBox Deluxe and AV/DV Deluxe (also from Pinnacle). One used software codecs and the other used hardware codecs. I was wondering which was generally the best as Analgoue capture is the main use for the device. I would be happy to edit the video in Pinnacle Studio 9 PLUS, which I personally find to be an excellent (although slightly unstable) package.

    Any ideas are most appreciated - Thanks
    RiW

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    For analogue capture, I use a Canopus ADVC 100.

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    What do you think of it? Also, would you recommend using a software codec over a hardware one then?

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    hardware encoding => better speed
    software encoding => better quality

    you have to make a compromise, there's no perfect solution. personally, i preferred the hardware encoding solution (pinnacle studio av/dv).

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