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Now that I seem to be able to put my home movies on disc my next question is what is the best way to save the original captured movie so if I need to reuse it at a later date I don't have to re-capture it. Right now I have them all on a 250 GB hard drive I use just for movies, but it's getting full and I need to move the movies I've used to make room for new ones. Can I save them as ISO file on disc to reload later if need be? Thanks

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You must have a lot of home movies if you have filled a 250 GB hard drive. The iso file is a mirror image of the information that is burned onto a disc. You could always recapture the movie and work with that but you would not have any of the sections that you had cut out. Editing is not the easiest if you just want to change a few things My suggestion is to buy another hard drive and put it into an external hard drive enclosure that connects to your computer via USB 2. Look for a sale. You can buy an external hard drive but they charge you a lot for the extras. Doing it yourself is a lot cheaper.

 

Now that I seem to be able to put my home movies on disc my next question is what is the best way to save the original captured movie so if I need to reuse it at a later date I don't have to re-capture it. Right now I have them all on a 250 GB hard drive I use just for movies, but it's getting full and I need to move the movies I've used to make room for new ones. Can I save them as ISO file on disc to reload later if need be? Thanks
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Yep! I have tons of home movies going all the way back to the old 8mm's from the 1960's I put on VHS tape. I was just thinking about putting the raw uncut footage on its on disc as an ISO file, but if I'm going to have trouble later editing them I might just have to look into more hard drives. Were would I look for something to run internal hard drives via usb to my computer. What would it be called. Thanks.

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This is not an endorsement of the company - they just have an easy site to search. The enclosure is simply called a hard drive enclosure.

 

As you can see they run in all price ranges. If you have an old, existing, spare hard drive you can use that. If not, the same company sometimes bundles hard drives and enclosures at a good price. Follow all the enclosure instructions including the small print about formatting the disc and getting your computer to recognize it. Not difficult. :)

 

Yep! I have tons of home movies going all the way back to the old 8mm's from the 1960's I put on VHS tape. I was just thinking about putting the raw uncut footage on its on disc as an ISO file, but if I'm going to have trouble later editing them I might just have to look into more hard drives. Were would I look for something to run internal hard drives via usb to my computer. What would it be called. Thanks.
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This is not an endorsement of the company - they just have an easy site to search. The enclosure is simply called a hard drive enclosure.

 

As you can see they run in all price ranges. If you have an old, existing, spare hard drive you can use that. If not, the same company sometimes bundles hard drives and enclosures at a good price. Follow all the enclosure instructions including the small print about formatting the disc and getting your computer to recognize it. Not difficult. :)

I'll second sknis on this idea. And the link he provided is a good place to look online to comparison shop. I've found places like this tend to have more products available than the local retailer, and often at better pricing.

 

I have 4 external drives using enclosures like these myself. My preference has been one that has USB2 and Firewire connectivity. Makes them more 'universal' to me, plus when I use the firewire connection, I can 'Daisy Chain' all of them and have them accessible at the same time.

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