Advice re combining PC editing & using DVD recorder

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  1. Bikie

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    My original PC with Adobe Premiere 500 died 2 years ago. Some components in the replacement PC were not compatible and as I only ever used it for basic editing I decided to get another cheaper programme. I've only just got round to doing it and have a trial version of Ulead Videostudio 9. I used S-VHS tapes for the edited version but will now go to DVD.

    My wife also has a camcorder but is most definitley not PC minded. She transfers her footage to a VHS recorder, using the pause button to skip any bad bits.

    A friend has a Daewoo DVD/VHS combi recorder that copies VHS to DVD and vice-versa plus copying from a camcorder. It includes basic editing and titling Hopefully my wife could cope with that - how technical a job is it?

    Could I put my work on DVD by transferring the edited version back to the camcorder and then using the Daewoo to create the DVD, so saving the need for a separate DVD authoring programme? I gather from reading other posts that a separate programme is preferable to the ones that are included in the editing programme.

    A final question - feedback on Ulead is 50% "brilliant, easy and stable" and 50% "always crashing, totalyy unstable". At the price I'm willing to give it a try but wonder if the difference is between the download version against the CD one.
     
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    Yes, You can save your edit to tape and transfer it to the DVD recorder.

    Two main disadvantages are .

    The menu ( if any) will be terribly basic and you may not have a chapter structure to speak of. A bit like recording an audio cassette to cd with no access to indiviual tracks.

    Also you are at the mercy of your DVD recorders' mpeg encoding abilities . With any luck it will be acceptable.

    Any ease of editing, titling on the DVD recorder are a case of:rtfm: Still I wouldnt hold my breath on anything great resuting from that as the software solutions offer far greater scope.
    Also with a settop recorder it is often easier if it has a built in HDD and these things are done to the footage prior to commiting to disc.

    I dont know what the differences are between the trial and full versions ( I have the full version but have uninstalled it) .
    However unlike MovieFactory4 and MovieWorkshop2 ( also from Ulead which I swear by,) I really do not like Video studio in its current form ( not that it crashes) I simply find its user interface untidy :rolleyes: and badly in need of a makeover:D : Maybe version 10:confused:
     
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    Thanks Senu -= that's given me something to think about. It will probably be good enough for my wife but I need to use a specific DVD writing programme.
     

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