I want to transfer my old VHS cassettes to hard drive and then make DVD out of it. One way to do is to buy a video capture card and try to get it straight from VCR. But lot of people complained about the quality of the capture being very poor. Besides i donot want to spend money just for VHS transfer. The way iam thinking is to connect VCR to a DV camcorder. Play VHS in VCR and get the picture in camcorder. At the same time connect the camcorder to a laptop via firewire and capture it on hard drive. This should be possible right? Did anyone try this and succeed? Also do i need to record on a mini DV tape and then capture on HD or can i play and directly capture at the same time. Please post your opinions.