I'll have a try,thanks!
Many thanks for the help.
On a Mac? MacX is currently beings served by BDJ http://www.bitsdujour.com/software/macx-video-converter-pro-win-mac-valued-at-5995-free-for-a-limited-time/in=today-100-percent The camcorder tapes, you'd need something to get them in with, firewire if they are digital, or a capture kit if analog.
Only the program itself is installed, no extras. In recent versions there has been an upgrade nag when you open the program, which i'm not too fond of, but it doesn't install adware etc.
Yep, confirm it works with dummy email. But will it install pointless nagware on my PC? Probably worth creating a restore point just before running the installation just in case.