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Jim0152
Need some advice
on Apr 5, 2004 at 1:18:47 am

Hello forum,
Recently I began to play with converting some VHS tapes of past football games to DVD. In order to do this I purchased the Pinnacle Moviebox USB. Although I do not like the software (Studio 8), I was able to convert a few tapes to DVD. The resulting copy was just ok. When I heard about the Canopus ADVC300, I felt that perhaps I could get some better quality since the signal is supposed to be boosted. I think that I will be able to use the ADVC300 with Studio 8, since Studio 8 will capture from a DV device. However, if there is a better software package that will meet my needs, I'd be interested in it. I have downloaded EDIUS 2.0 for a trial, as well as Premiere, but they seem to be too complicated for what I want to do. Canopus Let's Edit sounds like it might be a good choice for me, but they do not offer a trial download. The one thing I do like about Studio 8 is the ability to easily create a slideshow and add music via SmartSound. Does Let's Edit interface with SmartSound?

The machine I have is just borderline, although I will be upgrading it soon. Currently I am running Windows XP Home on an Intel P4 1.4Ghz with 256MB of RDRAM. I am using a 120GB Western Digital USB drive to hold my video projects. I intend to upgrade to a 2.4 or 2.8 Ghz Pentium machine with 1GB of ram and a SATA drive to hold my video projects.

Does anyone have some experiences with Let's Edit that they can share with me? I don't need to do anything fancy.....I want to convert my VHS tapes to digital, design DVD menus, create slideshows to go to either DVD, SVCD or VHS.

Please.....no flames.....

Thanks,

jim


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Kenneth Daves
Re: Need some advice
on Apr 5, 2004 at 7:24:28 pm

Have look at Ulead's Video Studio 7 and DVD MovieFactory 3. Ulead is a "partner" with SmartSound. DVD Movie Factory 3 lets you add audio, create slideshows and author DVD's.


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Jim0152
Re: Need some advice
on Apr 5, 2004 at 11:58:42 pm

Thank you, KDaves. I'm not familar with either one of those products. I'll check them out.

jim


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