We've got a Sony HC42 mini DV camcorder. I figured out the USB streaming video capture, but I'm a little unhappy with the quality off the tape. What'* the best way to get video off the tape to my computer. Would it be better to use the memory stick? If I try the "View video and pictures" option through the supplied software, it doesn't find the camera, but USB streaming finds it just fine.
If you have the avi on the computer, it needs to be encoded to the correct codec. This is a very inefficient way to do video. You should record the video on the memory stick. Go to www.videohelp.com. There are alot of free encoders on that site. Go to the "how to convert" section.