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Capture And Burn Video To Dvd


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I am capturing video off my Sony Video Camera successfully, but I am wasting alot of Media when trying to burn the disc and then have it to watch on my Dvd players at home. I have a million Hi8 video disc all over because I am afraid I will loss the information when I transfer it to my computer. My main goal was to be able to transfer my home movies off the little Hi8 video cassettes and then reuse them. I already had a crash on my computer and lost alot of pictures and such.

 

My question is, what is the best format to save the video files so they will burn nicely and be able to be watched on my Dvd player? Also, what media is the best to use......DVD +r or DVD -r?

 

Thanks to all that can help

 

Dottie

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I am capturing video off my Sony Video Camera successfully, but I am wasting alot of Media when trying to burn the disc and then have it to watch on my Dvd players at home. I have a million Hi8 video disc all over because I am afraid I will loss the information when I transfer it to my computer. My main goal was to be able to transfer my home movies off the little Hi8 video cassettes and then reuse them. I already had a crash on my computer and lost alot of pictures and such.

 

My question is, what is the best format to save the video files so they will burn nicely and be able to be watched on my Dvd player? Also, what media is the best to use......DVD +r or DVD -r?

 

Thanks to all that can help

 

Dottie

While waiting for someone to answer the main question - get a few DVD/RW discs so you can see if something works, and if it doesnt, erase the disc and do it over. Just don't pretend to make a long-term copy on RW media because the re-crystalized aluminum alloy will gradually de-crystalize, taking the data with it.

 

Oh - if your DVD burner only accepts DVD dash OR DVD plus, that would answer that part of the question.

 

Lynn

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My main goal was to be able to transfer my home movies off the little Hi8 video cassettes and then reuse them.

 

How many Hi8 tapes do you have? I would almost NEVER recommend reusing any Hi8 video cassettes. Label them by date, and then keep them in a safe, dry place, together with your camcorder after you have transferred the contents to your hard drive and/or to DVDs. You never know .. your hard drive may crash or get wiped by a virus, your DVD's may get scratched, or just deteriorate.

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