especially when compared to the data on a miniDV tape. That means that, when editing, the quality of the video going into the edit is not very good. There is, of course, also the problem of getting the DVD video into a form that can be used in the editing process. I don't know how Digital8 compares, but suspect that it is also very limited in terms of quality. Possibly it is at the VHS level?
There has been some discussion that the data format saved to Mini DVD is more combersome to edit than the data that can be pulled off of a Digital8 or MiniDV tapes.
What are the different data formats and which are easiest to work with?
Which ones are near impossible to work with?