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Covering a couple other possibilities:
You are using pro cams. If you have a prosumer level standalone DVD player/recorder/deck ($400 and up) it should have a generous hard drive with some useful edit options. If so, find that manual and try to do some bloat editing on your deck. (Manual may be available on line?)
Do your SVHS cams have firewire ports? If so, go cam to cam to get rid of bloat in your originals before you do the mix through switcher. If you have to do this via S-cable, there goes a generation but it might still be O.K.
Connect a miniDV cam to your switcher via S-cable and mix to miniDV tape. Connect miniDV cam with mixed miniDV tape to your computer/NLE via firewire. Bypasses the DVD construction/deconstruction/reconstruction problem.
Best of luck!
REGARDS TOM 8)