I have more than half a dozen DV tapes that I want to convert to DVD for storage. I tried Fotomax which costed me 10 days and $29 for every 60 minutes tape. That was too much and I'm trying plan B.
Plan B would be iLife '08 at $75.6 with free shipping from Singapore by courier, few dollars for a 4 to 6 pins fireware cable and a pack of blank DVD. My first attempt to import from my SONY video camera recorder was successful, once plugged in the camcorder is recognized.
The tutorials are easy to follow and understand, within minutes I started importing.
Next would be burning a project using iDVD.
In the box it comes with iWorks '08 Trial I have yet to try that out.