I'm currently converting my five-video Danger Mouse series to DVD-R. The first tape that I converted required no fudging of the capture setting. The second tape was unbearably bright where I have to reduce not only the brightness but the contract as well to get the glare down to an acceptable level. Of course, this resulted in muted colors. The third tape required brightness reduction, but colors were not affected. It looks fine with the reduced brightness, just like the first tape without brightness. What's wierd is that on the second tape, the brightness is only a factor once the cartoons start. The HBO Video intro is fine as is the Thames Video intro. Once the cartoons start -- the brightness is overpowering. This is not the first time I've run into this either. I also ran into it when converting my daughter's numerous Blue's Clues tapes to DVD-R where some tapes required no adjustment, some tapes requires brightness adjustment, and some tapes could not have the same quality no matter how I adjusted the contrast and brightness. Macrovision is not an issue. I'll just leave it at that. What causes this problem? Has anyone else run into this?