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Good day all, I am a fairly new user to burning DVD's..

 

I have Roxio Easy Creator 10 and I want to convert my camcorder 8mm video tapes to DVD as well as to the hard drive.

 

I have a Dell Dimension 1525, running Vista Home Premium with a DL burner and have Fujifilm DVD+R and DVD-R blank DVD's.

 

As a first attempt I was able to take the feed from my camcorder and convert my 2 hour 8mm video to a 19Gig .AVI file....a rather big file I thought....

 

I now attempted to run MyDVD Express to take that AVI file and burn it to DVD.

 

I see the video playing and it says that it is encoding the video, but i do not see any activity with my DVD burner all the way up to when it gets to 100%.

 

So when I look at my DVD, there is nothing there.

 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Good day all, I am a fairly new user to burning DVD's..

 

I have Roxio Easy Creator 10 and I want to convert my camcorder 8mm video tapes to DVD as well as to the hard drive.

 

I have a Dell Dimension 1525, running Vista Home Premium with a DL burner and have Fujifilm DVD+R and DVD-R blank DVD's.

 

As a first attempt I was able to take the feed from my camcorder and convert my 2 hour 8mm video to a 19Gig .AVI file....a rather big file I thought....

 

I now attempted to run MyDVD Express to take that AVI file and burn it to DVD.

 

I see the video playing and it says that it is encoding the video, but i do not see any activity with my DVD burner all the way up to when it gets to 100%.

 

So when I look at my DVD, there is nothing there.

 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

I'd suggest that you use Videowave to edit your camcorders movies, and save that file which should give you a .dmsm file. MyDVD, the "grown up" version" of MyDVD Express, will allow you add your dmsm file you created in Videowave. From there, create a menu (or none) and consider following the advice in this thread. regarding creation of the dvd. Note its two steps; 1. create the .iso image and 2. burn that image at a later stage after its all encoded into an .iso file.

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Good day all, I am a fairly new user to burning DVD's..

 

I have Roxio Easy Creator 10 and I want to convert my camcorder 8mm video tapes to DVD as well as to the hard drive.

 

I have a Dell Dimension 1525, running Vista Home Premium with a DL burner and have Fujifilm DVD+R and DVD-R blank DVD's.

 

As a first attempt I was able to take the feed from my camcorder and convert my 2 hour 8mm video to a 19Gig .AVI file....a rather big file I thought....

 

I now attempted to run MyDVD Express to take that AVI file and burn it to DVD.

 

I see the video playing and it says that it is encoding the video, but i do not see any activity with my DVD burner all the way up to when it gets to 100%.

 

So when I look at my DVD, there is nothing there.

 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 

Actually the 2hour file from your camcorder should even be bigger since 1 hour capture to avi is generally near 13GB.

Are you capturing from analog or digital camcorder? If digital are you using a Firewire connection?

 

ANother point is that a standard 4.7GB DVD will only hold 60 minutes of video ar best quality. You can get more on a DVD but at reduced quality. Don't use Fit-todisc, it gives poor quality video. Use the iso method as described by Syrallas and the Video Copy & COnvert to transcode the iso file to fir on a 4.7GB DVD. Your quality will of course be reduced but still better then one of the other quality settings or Fit-to-Disc.

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Actually the 2hour file from your camcorder should even be bigger since 1 hour capture to avi is generally near 13GB.

Are you capturing from analog or digital camcorder? If digital are you using a Firewire connection?

 

ANother point is that a standard 4.7GB DVD will only hold 60 minutes of video ar best quality. You can get more on a DVD but at reduced quality. Don't use Fit-todisc, it gives poor quality video. Use the iso method as described by Syrallas and the Video Copy & COnvert to transcode the iso file to fir on a 4.7GB DVD. Your quality will of course be reduced but still better then one of the other quality settings or Fit-to-Disc.

 

Well, I tried something different. This time I took the camcorder feed and did "Capture Video" and selected DVD HQ, which comverted it into an MPEG file instead of an AVI file.

 

This time it saved the 2 hour video as a 6Gig MPEG file. Since a DVD typically holds 4.7Gig, I assume my video quality will be reduced if I try to fit the 6Gig video on the 4.7Gig DVD.

 

What if I use a DL DVD which holds 8.5Gig?

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Well, I tried something different. This time I took the camcorder feed and did "Capture Video" and selected DVD HQ, which comverted it into an MPEG file instead of an AVI file.

 

This time it saved the 2 hour video as a 6Gig MPEG file. Since a DVD typically holds 4.7Gig, I assume my video quality will be reduced if I try to fit the 6Gig video on the 4.7Gig DVD.

 

What if I use a DL DVD which holds 8.5Gig?

And you would be wrong again… :lol:

 

File Size is a useless measure in video so stop thinking in terms that have no meaning. You are still thinking that you can throw files at a disc and that is all there is to it. If that were true we wouldn't need Authoring software, Explorer would do it all.

 

TIME is what video is all about. You have a 2 hour tape and a 4.7Gb DVD holds 1 hour.

 

An 8.5 holds about 2 hours but of course you have to have a DL burner too.

 

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And you would be wrong again… :lol:

 

File Size is a useless measure in video so stop thinking in terms that have no meaning. You are still thinking that you can throw files at a disc and that is all there is to it. If that were true we wouldn't need Authoring software, Explorer would do it all.

 

TIME is what video is all about. You have a 2 hour tape and a 4.7Gb DVD holds 1 hour.

 

An 8.5 holds about 2 hours but of course you have to have a DL burner too.

Hi Jim, thanks for your response.

 

So for me to get the same quality from my 2 hour camcorder video onto a DVD, is it fair to say that the 8.5Gig DL will do the trick?

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Hi Jim, thanks for your response.

 

So for me to get the same quality from my 2 hour camcorder video onto a DVD, is it fair to say that the 8.5Gig DL will do the trick?

Maybe…

 

If you got 2 hours out of a camcorder, you did so at pretty low quality to start with.

 

What you want to do is capture at best quality, like DVD HQ.

 

Keep it short, 10 minutes will do.

 

With some RW's, take that capture into MyDVD and Burn it at HQ.

 

Burn one at SP another at LP.

 

Try them out, quality is a subjective issue. My wife ran me and my DVD out of the room when I tried to sneak 1:15 onto a DVD!

 

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