For Qu 1. It's really up to you and what project your doing, often i like to capture everything at once, edit it, then make it into a DVD and its done. But there is nothing wrong with filming a bit, capture that bit, edit that bit, then film another bit, capture it, edit it, but you might find it is quicker to film it all, capture it all, edit it all. Another thing is that if you fill up the DV tape with footage you dont have to capture the entire tape, just capture the bits you want, that way you will save hard drive space.
For Qu 2. Im not sure if Pinnacle Stuio 9 makes the video into a DVD, i think it does, im not sure where you get the terms videodvd and dvd from, if you mean data dvd when you say "dvd" then you would want to go videodvd for it to work in dvd payer. Once you burn the video files as a video DVD you cant add other video files to that dvd later.
I often recomend "Ulead DVD Movie Factory 2, 3 or 4" to new users, as its a great and simple to use program to makes DVD's. Just make sure you export an uncompressed dv format AVI file from pinnacle and import that file into DVD Movie Factory.
Get it from www.download.com - type in ulead dvd movie factory
Hope this answers your quesitons, if not get back to me!
Edited by st22, 24 November 2005 - 03:50 PM.