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The DVD recorder will produve a .VOB file which is an mpeg 2 format exclusive to DVD. You will need to have conversion software that will accept the .VOB and allow it to be converted to your desired format. Canopus procoder is great software but it’s professional and costs $500 dollars. There is however plenty of inexpensive or free consumer software that will allow you to do this. (you may already have it.)
The DVD recorder will cut your video into seperate .VOB’s. It will usually cut a full DVD into four .VOB files. The cuts may not be in a desired spot, so you will have to "stich" them up. Some conversion software might do this, but you’ll probably have to import the files into editing software. Editing software will not accept .VOB’s, so you will have to:
1- Convert the VOB’s to AVI(windows) or Quicktime DV .MOV (mac)
2- import the AVI or MOV into your editing software (NLE)
3- Edit and (or) "stitch" the cut segments together.
4- Export an AVI or MOV file or your completed video
5- Convert AVI or MOV to desired web video format.
I forgot to tell you the easy answer….
You should be able to capture the video via firewire on playback just like any other digital camera.