HT Cam To DVD 2.0 has recording, editing and burning functions. The recording function in HT Cam To DVD receives digital video data through IEEE 1394 from digital camcorder and transforms into DV, MPEG-1, MPEG2, VCD, SVCD, and DVD. The editing function allows you to cut, paste, and make several effects on to your video file. The burning function makes it possible to save VCD, SVCD and DVD by using CD-RW burner or DVD burner in your PC. Features: Records MPEG-1, MPEG-2, VCD, SVCD, DVD on real-time basis. Supports NTSC and PAL. Can adjust the compression ratio and image. Recordable with the batch job from DV camcorder. Recognizes discontinuous scenes of DV Tape. Can change BMP or JPEG images into capture dialogue background. Contains video editor with cutting, pasting and making converting effects functions. Can save VCD, SVCD, and DVD by using CD-RW burner or DVD burner in the PC.
This may not have all of the bells and whistles of other programs but this was exactly what I was looking for. Instead of fooling around with file conversions, this program allows you to capture the video right to DVD format. The whole process take about two hours to capture an hour long tape, edit the DVD and have it burned onto a blank DVD. Compare that to other programs that take 3-30 hours to convert one hour long tape to DVD Format!!! I would recommend this product to anyone with a fast enough computer to keep up with it. Only complaints were the time it took to download the program, and the UI isn't quite detailed enough. Not all of the icons have an explanation of what they do. I had to fool around a little bit to figure everything out. Of course once I figured it out, I went to the website and saw that they had detailed instructions. Oh well.