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Looking to Edit from a Low cost Camcorder.

I purchases a Panasonic VDR-D210 last summer, and have severl Mini-DVD full of movies. I am looking for a way to Edit via PC and combine them onto a few full size DVD's.

I was able to copy the video files directly off og the mini-dvd's, and was able to watch the entire movie(s) on WMP. But when I attempted to import them to Window Movie Maker, they were incomplete, and not all movies were imported. So Im looking for a better way to edit and archive them.

I am Running Vista Premium, with 2gB of Ram (vista uses about 800mB)
I have a 400gB HD with apprx 320Gb free space. and have a 40gBsecondary storage hard drive.

I am looking at the Pinnacle Studio MovieBox Plus to capture the video to my PC due to the PC not haing AV inputs and the Camera not having a USB out. So I will AV cable from the cam to the Pinnacle unit, then USB from the Punniacle unit to my PC.

Will this work, is there any thing I need to be concerned with before I spend 100USD on the Pinnacle and another 100USD or so on quality editing software.

Also, what would be the best editing software for my setup.

At this point, seeing on since I have yet to buy anything I am open to other options as well.

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Try Ulead

In reply to: Looking to Edit from a Low cost Camcorder.

It will import miniDVD content and you can test this with their free demos.

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Will this importthe content off of the DVD, or would I still need the Pinnacle captur device?

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I didn't write that.

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I noted import from miniDVD. But please save questions you can answer yourself from being posted. The Ulead demo is free and would answer this.

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