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#1 gharvey

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:10 AM

I am trying to create the highest quality videos possible from mini dv tapes. I captured the video using a firewire and saved them as an .avi file which resulted in a 12 gb file.  I am saving them to a 3tb hard drive so space isn't a problem yet.  Is there a way I can save the file to a hard drive to reduce the compression that Roxio uses when it formats it to fit onto a dvd.  I understand that when I put the file on a dvd it will compress it (fit to 4.7gb), but I'd like the option to watch the movie from a harddrive at the highest quality.
possible.  In other words, how to I create a high quality video file which I can play direclty from the hard drive?

#2 Jim_Hardin

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:31 AM

Those AVI files are as good as it is going to get :huh:

A pretty good alternative would be:

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Try it and see for yourself... Pick something that really has details...

I found one years ago where there was a wood panel behind the subjects.

Firewire Captured as mpeg and you could clearly see it was a wood panel...

Firewire Captured as AVI and you could see the grain in the panel :o

So I agree, it does make a difference ;)
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