I want to create master video tapes with the best line resolution with distribution on standard VHS tapes. I am aware that line resolution on VHS is 250, SVHS 400 and DV 500. My video card has s-video and composite outputs, so I have a choice. If I record onto SVHS as the master and then subsequently copy from SVHS to VHS, will the resultant tape be of any better quality, than if I had recorded direct with composite to a standard VCR? Also would there be any degradation in picture quality-the generation effect using the SVHS as the master? Storing on Mini-DV and VCD is of no use as I need storage of at least 2 hours. I can see that DVD could be the answer, but the cost at the moment has to be justified. For those of you who have a DVD recorder, do these machines have an output facility so that copies can be made to a VHS recorder? My set up if it helps to answer my query is Panasonic MX8 MiniDV, firewire, Pinnacle7, and Matrox G450 video card.