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I'm trying to figure out what settings I need to put the most captured video (from vhs) onto a dvd.

 

I've captured 3 vhs tapes and cut them up into roughly 1 hour chunks and put them onto dvd. I know that there must be a way to get more video onto those dvds, but I can't seem to figure it out.

 

Here's what I've got. I'm using VideoWave 9 and I've already captured a 6 hour vhs tape and I want to cut it up into the largest chunks possible to enable me to get them onto dvd. Is this the way to do it or should I be using a different part of "My DVD 9 Studio Premier" to get the job done?

 

Any help will be appreciated.

 

Rick

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I'm trying to figure out what settings I need to put the most captured video (from vhs) onto a dvd.

 

I've captured 3 vhs tapes and cut them up into roughly 1 hour chunks and put them onto dvd. I know that there must be a way to get more video onto those dvds, but I can't seem to figure it out.

 

Here's what I've got. I'm using VideoWave 9 and I've already captured a 6 hour vhs tape and I want to cut it up into the largest chunks possible to enable me to get them onto dvd. Is this the way to do it or should I be using a different part of "My DVD 9 Studio Premier" to get the job done?

 

Any help will be appreciated.

 

Rick

 

A rule of thumb here. One hour of video at best quality to a standard 4.7GB DVD. Whatever way you put the 3 hours on a DVD, keep on adding them. I would think the quality would be unviewable, but good and bad quality is in the eye of the beholder.

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I've only put just over 1 hour onto each of those dvds not 3 hours or 3 entire tapes. Sorry for the confusion. I'm just wondering if I can put more than 1 hour onto a dvd if I use different settings.

 

Rick

 

If you have a DL burner, you can get just under two hours on a DL DVD. Now, if you want to try to get over an hour on a standard DVD, in MyDVD, burn your production to an image file (.ISO).

 

You can actually get up to 2 hours on a standard DVD by burning to an .ISO file, then burning to a DVD using Disc Copier. I have burned 1-1/2 hours, and the quality was pretty good.

 

Experiment, and see what length of time on a standard DVD looks ok for you. The experimenting will be a pain, timewise, but once you know the threshhold of what looks good to you, then you know how much to put on a DVD in the future.

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