Windows, not Mac, but as far as I know that only matters with the file extension... ie- AVI -vs- MOV when the Firewire transfer is saved to the hard drive
Some reading that may help
Importing Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1065281
-and project settings http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1112086
Saving & Sharing http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1051093
Sharing for Computer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1058237
Steve's Basic Training Tutorials... steps are the same for several versions
Thanks for the info. I wil check this out now......Richard
Other discussion is at http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1118765
Sticking with one discussion for a continuation of the same question is actually better, so you don't miss an answer
As I said in the other discussion, I am going to reply here and figure you have been answered "over there"
Your captured tape is "roughly" the same quality as a DVD (I no longer use tape, but when I did, my DVD output was the same quality as the input)
So... please provide step by step DETAILS of what you are doing
Especially... are you using ANY effects while editing the video?
Then, post a screenshot of your output settings - http://forums.adobe.com/thread/592070?tstart=30
Creating a DVD does compress the file (13Gig per hour from a tape down to "about" 4Gig to fit on a DVD) but you SHOULD see very little difference when you play the DVD