You should capture the video in uncompressed AVI format to your harddrive using a firewire connection and card, create chapter points for the DVD menue, do any editing (which I normally don't do much of), render/convert/compress to mpeg-2 format, and burn the DVD. You can either do these things separately with different software for each (Roxio, Ulead, Sonic, Sony Vegas, etc.), or use software that does it all for you, like Sonic MyDVD 4.5's Direct to DVD option.
i am using SONY HC42E...I want to convert Mini DVs in to DVDs..
i got Win XP pro operating system
LG double layer DVD writer 8GB
Nero buring software
no idea about fire wire and capturing cards?
pls tell me what i need to convert mini dvs into dvd other than these.
some people told me about PC card also
please explain the full procedure to make DVDs from my HC42E mini DVs...
thanks in advance