Nero 6 (full version) will do the job nicely. You also need a PCI Firewire card (IEE1394) to import from your camcorder to your computer - they only cost about £15 if you haven't got either a card or a firewire input in your computer already. For editing, then there are various packages around depending on your needs - I would recommend Pinnacle 9 Plus at about £70 or less if you can stretch to this. Professional results are very easy to obtain with this easy to use package. Be warned that you will need a fairly powerful computer to edit video as it is hard work for the machine (processor intensive in lingo speak) - I wouldn't try anything less than 2Ghz though it can be done - coupled with a large ammount of spare hard disk space as the files you're going to create are BIG.
There is a cheap alternative for your need, but a bit complicated approach (commercial package follows the same basic steps but simpler). This is basically what I did in general - Four steps, from a DV (camcorder) to DVD:
1. Capture Need a firewire or USB (preferably firewire). Could use your video editing software or WinDV (freeware). You should get video file (as AVI file).
2. Edit Using your favourite video editing software e.g Pinnacle or Virtual Dub (freeware).
3. Encode Encode video (AVI file) into elementary DVD stream via MPEG2 encoder. I used TMPGEnc (30 day MPEG2 trial).
4. Author The output from #3 will be used to create the DVD. I used TMPGEnc DVD Author (30 dys trial).
Sally S Got to say I agree totally with Gobi, especially about the firewire as this is the best way to get a result that you can play on most DVD players. As a basic package to cut your teeth on you’d be hard pressed to beat windows movie maker (so easy even I can use it) with a firewire download it as AVI, save it as AVI when you've finished then burn it with the software of your choice
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