New System Ideas

I am planning on buying a digital camcorder soon -- probably a Panasonic PV-DV401 or PV-DV601 unless someone tells me otherwise.

I am interested in being able to edit my video on my computer. I'd like to able to do relatively straight-forward stuff, mostly just cutting and pasting scenes. I would like to be able to output into multiple formats, however, including out to VHS tapes, into .avi format, and into VCD. Basically, I want to be able to make tapes, burn playable cds, and produce streamable video for a website. What video capture board and video editing software would you recommend? I'd like to spend under $500 if possible on the capture board and software.

Any suggestions would be great.


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  1. Little more expencive but look for the Pinnacle DV500+
    You might find a used one for less price.
    the card have DV in as well as analog for captures.
    also out for the VHS out.
    it feature a Exelerated Mpg export for VCD/DVD and come with Impression DVD SE for DVD authoring.
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