Dear Forum Members, I hope you can help and shed some much needed clarity on my plight I want to capture DV from my Sony, onto my PC. I don't have a firewire connection on the Cam, but can capture via USB. I have successfully captured onto AVI via the Arcsoft Video Impression (I got with my camera), and I've used Virtual Dub (I used the option to compress using DIVX, but I'm not sure what file format this has saved in - it doesn't seem to be the DIVX logo beside the file name). However, here's what I want: 1 to be able to capture the DV onto the hard drive, one tape at a time (I have 60 minute tapes) 2 to then edit out all the bits I dont want 3 to compress the resulting file (or files) for storage on the PC, so I can use to stream via MCE type software (at a later date!). I have DIVX loaded, and this would seem to be the best option as it seems to be the most compatable for future streaming (right/wrong?) 4 to back up the edited file (files) onto DVD for sharing with family/firends. I'd like this DVD to be playable on most machines, and have a menu of each of the main clips, and possibly chapters. I don't want/need to be able to edit the audio or provide fancy backing tracks or visual effects etc. I've studied various websites (videohelp, afterdawn to name but 2) which all provide oodles of info, but if anything, it's just left me confused over all the bits of software I need etc. etc. Is there such a thing as one bit of software that will do all this for me? Is Nero 7 such a thing, and if so is it any good? Should I go down the route of getting all the free bits of software out there? Is there a single guide I could use?? You'll gather I'm in need of help. Cheers.