I thought I would share my experience of converting analogue Video 8 (camcorder tape) to DVD-R. Well after experimenting with sampling Video from my Sanyo VM-D66P Video 8 Camcorder via Gainward GS Gforce 4 Ti4200 VIVO card using the supplied software Intervideo Wincoder that came with the card I converted the tape using Mpeg 2 @ 720x576, see below. [PAL DVD] MPEG-2 format. Capture size : (720 x 576 ) Video bitrate : 6400 kbit/sec Audio bitrate : 224 kbit/sec Total bitrate : 6817 kbit/sec Total record time : 476 minutes File split size : 4063 MBytes. I split the tape into manageable parts of roughly 15 mins depending on what content was running at the time. Some of the samples needed cleaning up at the start and end when the content had changed. I achieved thsi with Ulead DVD MovieFactory 2 (you can get it free for trial on ulead web site) Its very easy to use and achived the desired result. Problem I has was when I burnt the disk it wouldnt play on a dvd player or dvd writer. I checked the dvd iso which I also created and loaded the iso image with Daemon tools but that didnt work either. Finally I found a patch on Ulead web site even though program has only just come out which fixed the problem and when I created another image and burned thsi time to a dvd -rw disk it played okay. However in the menu the music didnt work which my guess is it doesnt like high sampled mp3 file. Anyhow I am really pleased with the quality of the output, it obviously depends on the quality of teh orginal sampling of the video card etc, but it isnt far of dvd quality only the occasion pixeliation. My next project is converting VHS back dvd which teh quality wont be quite as good. Thsi will be done via Gforce 4 VIVO through video recorder from a scart adaptor which can be reversed from video in to video out.