Hi Guy's for months now I have been trying to gather enough information to purchase the right Hardware and Software required to move my AV Video to DVD. After doing so I have found it a "very deep whole". To start, I would like to get a good capture card and editing SW that covers both AV and DV. I was looking at the Pinnacle Studio 9 but have read some troubling stuff on your forum. I do not want to create full length pictures but do want to be able to cut and paste bits of video to create say a 21st DVD. Second, I also need to purchase a DVD writer. I have read a lot about dual layer and would like to be able to both create home DVD and back-up my commercial DVD library. Your thoughts and suggestions will be most welcome before I commit to SW and HW. Oh, sorry I have looked at DVD recorders as well, and think a PC based option is best. Do you agree. Once I get that far I am sure there will be many more questions.