This has never been discussed here (other than a quick stab at it back in 2004) and I've got a problem that needs resolving. Have a huge library of VHS music tapes (videos and live performances, made myself, no copyright issues or anti-copy protection) and would like to selectively assemble a collection of my favorite performances and burn to DVD. That is, I don't want to copy entire tapes, but "extract" a few cuts from each tape, shuffle the order around, and assemble them into however many DVD's it takes. As far as I know there are two ways of doing this: 1) use various hardware video capture products (Plextor, Canopus, etc.), digitize the individual selections I want onto my hard drive, then use video-editing software to assemble them. Finally, burn to DVD. Unfortunately I don't have a Mac with that excellent program iMovie, but instead am stuck with the relatively crude Windows MovieMaker. If I remember right Pinnacle and ULead make video-editing software but I'd like it to be easy to use as all I really want is to assemble and maybe do some fade ins/out to clean things up. Nothing more, nothing complex. 2) use a DVD-Recorder with a built-in hard drive. I understand these give you considerably more editing/assembling capability than the ones without hard drives (although the latter are fine for copying complete VHS tapes to DVD) but I don't have experience with either. If anyone has successfully done this please let me know what steps you would take and what products you would recommend. Thanks.