I've been using Pinnacle express for a while now and just upgraded my DVD writer from a pioneer DVR-103 (A130) to a pioneer DVDR-104 which supports UDMA mode 2 as opposed to PIO Mode 4 (about double to transfer speed). Anyway, Pinnacle express doesn't work with this drive, which is a real pain. I've been looking for a package which is easy to use, can do capture from a DV camera (a Panasonic MX350) and also do variable bit rate encoding to make DVDs. As far as I can tell, Pinnacle Express uses a fixed rate variable bit encoding method, which results in not so great DVDs as compared with the VBR encoding. Is there an alternative to Pinnacle Express I could use which is both easy to use AND does VBR? Kind Regards, Shane Cook.