According to the "Help and Support Center" I have Dell Movie Studio Video Device and Dell Movie Studio Audio device (on the dialogue box with Media Creator it calls it "Dell Movie Studio Wav")
I put the Video Casette in a VHS player connected to (excuse the lack of technical vocabulary) the capture card by way of a device that takes in a three wire connector and connectss to the computer by a 15 wire female rhomboid shaped connector held in place by scews. I choose the Video and Audio devices in the dialoge boxed. (It also offered Creative SB live! Serios but whn I chose that, there was no sound and when I tried to update that driver, a warning came up that it may conflict with the system.) I then chose the location and name for the file, the "general purpose editing best quality" setting, then started the tape and clicked "Capture Now". Whan done, I saved the file.
In Edit, I edited off the first and last parts which were just static and saved it. I saved it as a production. then since it was already in .mpg format, I went to create DVD, created and saved the project then burned to disc. I also tried thae alternative step of going from the viedo project to "Output as" .mpg and made a DVD of that. Either way seemed to producce the same problem.
Thanks for your help.
PS I now recall that this Capture Card was made for Dell by EMUZED. there was a bug initially that made it very spotty to capture analogue -- it only worked if you had just switched from digital capture. That was eventually fixed by a 2/19/03 patch from EMUZED. At the time I had the Videowave program that come with the computer which was apparetnly lower than 6. Sound delay was a problem off and on but usually defragmenting and cleaning the drive helped. I just upgraded to 8.