I have a Sony DCR HC-42 and I had every intention of transfering my mini-dvs to dvd. I came to find however that the software on my computer has horrible capture quality, the video lags and is grainy after the transfer. I have Windows Movie Maker and WinDVD creator. I set them all to highest quality and it wasn't near the quality of the mini-dv. So I let it go, but now I have 13 full tapes and two blank ones and I don't want or need to buy anymore. I want to finally get them where they belong, on DVD. I record in Widescreen and just use the standar audio, no mic or surround. Here are the specs on my pc: Compaq Presario SR1030NX 3000+(2.16GHz) AMD Athlon XP processor 512MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM memory 160GB 7200RPM Ultra DMA hard drive DVD+ RW/CD-RW combo writer CD-ROM 48x max speed I have the fire wire attached to the Sony dock and capture using that. I need any advice on how to, and any advice on capture/editing software, that will keep the quality of the mini dv. I'm not a pro so I'm looking for the best budget software, the features really don't matter, it's the quality I'm after. Thanks for your time, it is greatly appreciated.