I have a Panasonic PV-DV800D camera with a firewire port. I am running Windows XP and have tried Adobe Premiere, Ulead Media Studio, and MS MovieMaker -- all capturing to DV .avi files. All of my captures are very grainy. Using SVideo out to my T.V. displays a much smoother, realistic video. My PC is not a problem - I am running a raid 0 on an AMD XP 2000+ The firewire port on my PC is integrated with my ASUS A7V333 motherboard. Any advice on improving my captured video would be greatly appreciated.