Advertisements A mini-dv output, is not a analog capture. You are correct there. But if you are going out via Component or composite. that is in turn, an analog signal running on those lines. (Component is not a digital output). but we are talking symantics here.... Local Production houses can afford equipment and software, that most of us wouldn't even come close to understanding how to setup and use... let alone pay for.. I only wish I could get some of their rejects.