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Just so I understand, I may burn my playable DVD complete with menus, etc. I also then burn a separate DVD storing the DVD file as a data file, essentially. I should then be able to pull this file back into an editor as an MPEG. Is this correct?
In a word, yes. If you use a program, for example, like Ulead Video Studio 7, you load your captured video into the program, and instruct it to make your DVD. Before it does it authors a mpeg-2 DVD format file from your original video and then goes on to burn your DVD. So at the end, you have a DVD, a MPEG-2 DVD file, and your original captured video. The MPEG DVD file has all your subtitles, special effects transitions, etc., so you can archive this for later use.
Can somebody please name a great authoring program that can be used for both MAC and PC?