Let me be blunt. Not only is the software an issue, but if your host machine is not past the 1GHz mark, has low amounts of RAM or has some PARASITES (read http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/ ) then no software could overcome those issues.
The resolution is all of some NTSC or PAL. What I find most of the time is that people are expecting a pixel count of what's on their PC displays. If they are not aware of what pixel counts are in NTSC or PAL, then they are disappointed...
Tell a bit more and research what pixel counts you should expect.
I have PV-GS50 and I'm wondering what is the best software to transfer the video from camcorder to PC in the best quality possible? I recorded the video on a new miniDV tape but the quality is still poor (jumping frames, drop-outs, and the video resolution seems extremely low especially when I played it fullscreen), and it takes hours to transfer the whole 1hr video.
Is there any caveat that I must pay attention to to get an optimal video quality?