I need to convert 100's of 8mm and MiniDV tapes onto a raid array and then organize them by date before burning them to DVD's. What is the best method to do all this? I have never used Final Cut Express or Pro, but I'm sure I can learn. Also do I need something like the Matrox MXO2 Mini or just use the firewire ports on my cameras? And lastly some website I took a look at when I googled converting 8mm to DVD seemed to stress a LOT of bad things like loss in video quality, etc... What is the best way to do this on probably a low to medium budget and still have good results with quality and such? I don't want the videos to look like crap, but I can't afford a huge amount either for equipment. Thanks!