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hard drive cameras usually record to mpeg2 format which is already compressed so when you edit the footage and then burn it to dvd, you are recompressing the footage which can end up in image quality degradation. Best thing to use is MiniDV. The problem you are going to have is syncronization between the cams, especially at distance. Without some kind of timecode being pushed to the cameras, you are at the will of your own judgement on the sync of the cameras so I would say, the less cameras the better. best of luck to you.