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Well Terry, Pinnacle lists non-encrypted DVD titles “(incl. DVD-VR/+VR)” as an import type, so if that doesn’t work then the camera also gives you options with S-Video playback, if you are able to monitor your capture with a DVD-playing monitor.
Otherwise, the USB option isn’t likely to work well. I can’t say I ‘ve tried Pinnacle (which is has been changed to Avid Studio – no loss there) or to edit footage from DVDs, but let us know a little more about how you want to output your video and hopefully we can be of assistance.
Also, be careful, there are mini discs (smaller in physical size than DVDs and very few people use those) but it sounds like you were looking to combine footage from a re-writable DVD and MiniDV. Hopefully this all stays clear to you, thanks!