I am totally confused about how a Direct Burn can have superior quality to capturing and then burning. I am making a backup of an old VHS tape to DVD. What I have found is, if I use Pinnacle 10's Direct Burn to DVD as it captures, I get a very good picture. If I however, capture the VHS to AVI, then create menus and burn to DVD, the picture quality is significantly less, using the same type media (DVD-R). Can someone shed light onto why this happens? Thanks!