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You should have a computer with either USB or firewire (also known as ilink or 1394) port and a cable to connect your camcorder to this port on computer. Using firewire would be better as you would not get good quality with USB (may be OK for VCD, but definitely not good for DVD). If you have Sony DCR-HC42 model, then place it on its stand and use the suitable port on its stand to connect to the computer via the cable. If it is some other camera, then see its manual to locate the port. Your camera should necessarily have one of these ports for conversion to DVD via computer. The computer should also have a DVD writer, apart from firewire port (or at least USB2 port for the poor quality).

Now, if you use Windows operating system and have this model of Sony, go to Sony's site and download the DVD making software from there. Connect your camcorder to computer and use this software for converting to DVD. The software is user friendly and you would be able to use it without problem. Do not use the software on CD that came with the camcorder as that can make only VCDs.

If you use linux, you can use dvgrab or kino software to capture the video on harddisk in raw (DV) or avi format. Afterwards, use mencoder or such software to convert and burn to DVD format.

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