There are lots of freeware DVD editing and burning programs out there along with retail software. All of the freeware is either a trial or requires the purchase of an upgrade in order to actually capture, edit, render, and burn home videos on a DVD.
So far in my brief experience, none has actually worked as advertised. I don't expect software developers to give out the fruits of their labor for free, but how do I know that buying the upgrades or retail versions will really work? If I buy the upgrades and still can't get the home video on DVD like I wanted, do I get come-ons for that "missing" program I need to do the trick (only to find out that yet another missing program must be purchased to work)?
Has anyone actually ever shot video, converted it to a format his editing software can read, cut unnecessary parts, added music, titles and other features, and rendered it to a format that can be burned onto a DVD and read by a consumer DVD player to be enjoyed at home, or is this all an illusion????