I have a Sony Digital8 HandyCam (DCR-TRV280) and I am looking to get the best quality in a project I am doing out of it. What do you guys suggest for a way to transfer video from the camera to my computer? I am currently using USB 2.0 and capturing it via Vegas' capture software that comes along with Vegas. I have yet to figure out how to render a really good quality video with my current set up. Half of me is wondering if it is the capture software and the other half wonders if it is the format I have used to render it. I have a good sized computer so that should not be an issue. So, my questions are:
How should I transfer video from my camera to my computer? Is Firewire better than USB 2.0?
What format and settings for the format should I use to render a DVD quality video?
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