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Can anyone suggest a DVD Burner to purchase? Looking for an internal DVD burner drive for a PC - low cost, price \\ performance leader.


Also, which format is required in order to playback on most DVD players?


Thanks...RN
 

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If you're wanting low cost, I'd go with a 2X DVD-R drive. But it really depends on your budget and what you want to use it for.
 

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The Pioneer 105 4x DVD-R sounds like a good choice because of it's compatibility with standalone DVD players and low cost and good performance. I'll mostly use it to transfer home\\kids's Minidv movies to DVD.


How long does it take to burn a full one sideed DVD at 2x? Also, which authoring software is the recommended standard?


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A Full 4.7Gb DVD will take about 20min or so. I've used Ulead Moviestudio which is pretty good...and DVDit PE. Pinnacle looks pretty good too...I'm going through a bunch of demos checking out different things.


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On a bit of a tangent.... before burning the DVD, what's the best way to get the video into your computer - IOW, what video card would people recommend for transferring an analog video source (such as from a VCR)? This would be for PC, not Mac. And I don't care about DV, just a good analog to digital conversion of the video.
 

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If you require firewire in and you don't have a DV camcorder to act as an ADC, you could use a standalone analog video to DV bridge device.


Two manufacturers of these bridge devices are Dazzle and Canopus. They retail for $250 - $300. An added bonus of these devices is that they are bidirectional, i.e. ADC and DAC.


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