[bold] Please, help me! Please! [/bold] All I want to do is burn my own original digital-8 footage that I have recorded with a Sony digital 8 camcorder onto DVD's OF ANY KIND that can be played on stand alone players. These are original productions I have videotaped with a Sony TRV720 digital-8 camera. Using a Sony GV-D200 digital 8 vcr for playback, I then transferred them onto a Western Digital firewire external 120 gig hard drive that is connected to my Dell Pentium 4, Windows XP computer via a Pinnacle studio Deluxe breakout box. The video was captured and edited successfully with Pinnacle Studio 8 software installed on the C drive of my computer. And now, all I wish to do is burn, the ensuing project onto TDK DVD-R, DVD+, or DVD-RW blank disks inserted into a TDK internal dual mode DVD burner installed in my computer. Nothing fancy. Not even chapters and menus. Just titles, video & a few transitions. I have been successful burning vcd's that then play on stand alone DVD players, or on the computer, but when I try to burn to DVD using the Pinnacle software, or the Roxio software, No success, either claims to be burning with no results, or resulting disk has sound out of synch with picture. Neither of which is the case when burning vcd. I am not a techie, do not even understand most of these posts, but I am desperate to either know that this is possible with a minimum of hassles, or that my equipment, my mental capacity, or my logic is somehow defective. Have the vendors burned me? Despite all of the glowing reports on the glossy video magazine covers in Borders and Barnes & Noble, is there really no such thing as burning a DVD from original footage? Have I, all of this time. just been the victim of marketing and/or a cruel, technological, urban myth? What am I doing wrong? I have Adobe Premiere, but it is TOO hard to understand. Of course, with Windows XP I have Moviemaker, plus the updates, and I can afford about one more software before I give up and start copying to analog S-VHS with my ancient Mitsubishi U-80. Can anyone out there please help a, perhaps overly ambitious, but innocent and well-meaning (if verbose) victim? This sucks!