I saw your posting, and made one virtually identical. Have you heard any replies of value?
If so, I would really appreciate your input. Will be glad to do the same.
Have tried to do it all right: Have IEEE 1394 card for my brand new Dell Media PC (lots of horsepower, lots of storage)firewire from DVR to PC. Used Microsoft MovieMaker to capture (worked perfectly, no problems)created a project, editted extensively save project to PC and then used Sonic DVD to create DVD. Bottom line: DVD looks about as sharp as a snowstorm. Don't have dropout problems since video runs smoothly. Problem is the visuals - lots of blurring, not nearly as crisp as the mini Dv tape when played on the camera or connected to a TV. So where is the problems? Capture? (video seemed to lack clarity here - used Best suggestion in MMM wizard)Editting? Saving to file? Converting to DVD? How do I get better results? Frustrated editor.