Ok. DVD burners and dvd burning questions. Why I'm asking questions. I am upgrading my PC and part of the upgrade is that I'll have firewire and I will eventually get a video capture/editing card. I'd like to be able to capture video and edit it on my PC and I'd like to be able to burn DVD's that will play on regular dvd players. I have a Panasonic CV51 dvd player, and anything I burn I'd like it to play on anyones DVD player. As a for instance, I have VHS tapes I'd like to put on DVD, particularly video camera material of relatives, taken on a trip 12 years ago. I want to archive it before the VHS tape dies! I have a decent S-VHS player so I should be able to get the video off ok. also, I have a Canon S1 IS and although its not a video camera really, I may goof around with it and make dvd video's that I'd like to be able to stick in any dvd player. Eventually, if I have enough fun with the S1 IS I may get a mini-DV camera, and even if it uses DVD's for its recording format, I'll want to edit in my PC. Ideally I guess you'd want a video camera that has DVD RW? Do they have those? So the questions: What format of dvd burning are there and where can I learn all about the dvd formats? What formats should I look for in a dvd burner? DVD +/- RW and DVD RAM? Are there other formats? What about the dual-layer deal? Are there different formats for dual-layer too? What is HD-Burn capability? I didn't think HD DVD format had even been finalized. Is there a Blue Ray DVD burner out there? What about Mount Rainier DVD+RW? How important is it? Do most drives have some sort of burn proof now? I saw Future Shop had a Benq 1621 USB 2.0 external burner on sale and that looked handy, but its dual-layer burning is: DVD+DL Write Speed=2.4X CLV (I assume its identical to the 1620). Anyways, I thought now that dual layer dvd burners were out around $100, I could grab one, but it looks like there is lots to know and perhaps more waiting until they have everything?