Surprisingly, they do not make digital camcorders you can recorded, switch off, and switch on to give a continuous film. You get separate files you have to join - which is tedious. So, I have kept my old analogue camcorder for that reason. However, in a digital world, I need to convert films to disc.
This is a comprehensive tool but it is not for the faint hearted. Installation was easy but the software is comprehensive and not intuitive (and no detailed instructions). The a/v sockets colours were wrongly coded for my camcorder and I had to play around with advanced settings to get the sound right. In all, good value but be aware and try out all the options before doing anything important. You will lose files otherwise.