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I wud like to convert all pre recorded DV on to DVD using my laptop..(Vista) please advise step by step how to proceed with it. much appreciated.

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Get a capture card( IEEE1394) or if your laptop has a firewire inlet you already have a built in capture card. Connect your camcorder via a firewire cable to your laptop. Nero, Windows xp has the step by step procedure making your own dvd copy.

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