Hello, Since I've been new to recording and capturing from camcorder devices to transferring to pc and then burning, I saw a bunch of threads from here and elsewhere on doing it, which I can now. But now I'm facing a couple issues that I don't know how to tweak. 1) I use Nero Vision 4 or MS Movie Maker 2.1, whether or not I rewind the tape on the camcorder from the beginning and set it to automatic capture or manual capture to get all the video feed to the end, whenever I have it try to capture it all in one swoop, it always cuts of like 3 to 5 minutes worth of video short of the recordings from the actual dv tape. It never captures the total length completely. There's always a mismatch of the total time of the tape to the total time captured to pc. Why is that? I don't think it's because of system resources, because this is a pentium 4, 2.7 ghz processor with 1gb-1.5gb of ram, and on top of that, I reboot every time I start this process, so the RAM isn't being drained from the getgo. 2) How to prevent frame loss. I looked up options, defrag, clear memory. I thought that the new version of nerovision4 would do the trick. I still see tons of frame loss even though I'm not running anything else on my computer. Is that always going to happen and should I not care about it much? 3) Does the ratio aspect affect quality of the video? I don't know whether to set 4:3 or 16:9.