I am in the process of converting my 42 miniDV tapes to DVD (all personal family stuff). I am not cleaning up before burning...just putting each tape straight to DVD in chronological order. I have transferred 12 so far. After creating the DVD I will keep the miniDV tapes in a safety deposit box as my backup. I am only burning 1 DVD of each tape. I though about burning 2 and then putting 1 of the DVDs with the tape...but that seemed overkill. I can always make a DVD copy or if it
While I am doing no editing...I am cleaning up some blank spots, spots where my wife filmed the ground for 10 minutes, etc. I also like the ability to add a menu w/ a pic from the time the video was filmed. So I do want some control over it more than simply dubbing would allow.