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Capturing And Burning A Dvd


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Hi all

 

I am new to the "video scene". I have footage on my mini DV tapes from my video camera that I want to burn to DVD. I tried to capture to window's movie maker, and then burn on Nero, but it seems the 2 were not compatible.

 

I bout the Easy Media Creator 10 Suite, and want to know (before I open the software) if this program will capture my video and burn it to DVD only using this software.

 

Thanks for the help!

 

Jackie

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GPB's suggestion in post 8 is ideal if you have the room on your hard drive and you can keep the tapes.

 

At a minimum, burn an original and one "back up" copy on DVDs (not cds). Don't use "RW" media. Everyone here likes Verbatim brand DVDs, so grab a spindle on sale and use one of those for your backup. I use DVD-, but lots here use DVD+, maybe burn one of each. Verify a good burn by watching (and listening) to the whole recording. If its fine, and you can't spare the HD space, then you can probably delete hd version w/o too much risked.

When you say dont use RW is that so I dont acidentally write over it?

 

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When you say dont use RW is that so I dont acidentally write over it?

 

RW is great for transferring data, say from on PC to another, but as it gets erased and reused a number of times, it has a tendency to fail.

 

R type media (write once only) is a better choice for permanent archiving.

 

 

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Hi all

 

I am new to the "video scene". I have footage on my mini DV tapes from my video camera that I want to burn to DVD. I tried to capture to window's movie maker, and then burn on Nero, but it seems the 2 were not compatible.

 

I bout the Easy Media Creator 10 Suite, and want to know (before I open the software) if this program will capture my video and burn it to DVD only using this software.

 

Thanks for the help!

 

Jackie

W/ mini DV tapes, you should be able to capture the video onto your computer via firewire, and then burn to DVD w/ the MyDVD program included in EMC 10 (editing would be done w/ a separate program in the suite called Videowave). Does your camcorder have firewire connections?

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W/ mini DV tapes, you should be able to capture the video onto your computer via firewire, and then burn to DVD w/ the MyDVD program included in EMC 10 (editing would be done w/ a separate program in the suite called Videowave). Does your camcorder have firewire connections?

Yup, I have firewire. Without this EMC 10 program, I am able to get the video saved to my HD via Windows movie maker, but then am unable to burn it to a DVD, so it was suggested that the 2 software programs (Window's movie maker, and Nero) may not be compatible (as far as I can tell, Nero is not recognizing the type of file that Movie maker creates) so it was suggested that I capture and burn using ONE software...and I am wondering if the EMC 10 has the ability to capture and then burn......... if that makes sense.

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Yup, I have firewire. Without this EMC 10 program, I am able to get the video saved to my HD via Windows movie maker, but then am unable to burn it to a DVD, so it was suggested that the 2 software programs (Window's movie maker, and Nero) may not be compatible (as far as I can tell, Nero is not recognizing the type of file that Movie maker creates) so it was suggested that I capture and burn using ONE software...and I am wondering if the EMC 10 has the ability to capture and then burn......... if that makes sense.

Yes, you can capture your video, edit (if you want) w/ videowave and burn a DVD w/ the MyDVD program, all included in EMC 10. You can probably get it for a bargain; Roxio just released a new program called Creator 2009. :)

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Yes, you can capture your video, edit (if you want) w/ videowave and burn a DVD w/ the MyDVD program, all included in EMC 10. You can probably get it for a bargain; Roxio just released a new program called Creator 2009. :)

I did get it on sale...$50 from $100!

 

thanks for the info!

 

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In addition to what Tom said, DON'T capture in Windows Movie Maker. Capture, with Roxio EMC 10's Media Import, and capture as a DV-AVI file.

 

It will require lots of room, so hopefully, you have a large hard drive.

So, just to make sure I understand. I capture and then burn using Roxio....then once on CD I can delete to free up the HD space. Correct?

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So, just to make sure I understand. I capture and then burn using Roxio....then once on CD I can delete to free up the HD space. Correct?

GPB's suggestion in post 8 is ideal if you have the room on your hard drive and you can keep the tapes.

 

At a minimum, burn an original and one "back up" copy on DVDs (not cds). Don't use "RW" media. Everyone here likes Verbatim brand DVDs, so grab a spindle on sale and use one of those for your backup. I use DVD-, but lots here use DVD+, maybe burn one of each. Verify a good burn by watching (and listening) to the whole recording. If its fine, and you can't spare the HD space, then you can probably delete hd version w/o too much risked.

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RW is great for transferring data, say from on PC to another, but as it gets erased and reused a number of times, it has a tendency to fail.

 

R type media (write once only) is a better choice for permanent archiving.

Thanks everyone for the amazing help!

 

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