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How much "raw" content to add to a production in order for it to fit onto a DVD disk?


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I'm using VideoWave and I'm trying to put my Video on disk by subject. However, I don't know how many clips I should or can add in order for that production to fit nicely on a one DVD.

 

Is there a rule of thumb? I think that I read that one (1) hour of Video is about the amount that will fit on 4.7GB disk.

 

Should I add my videoclips in Videowave until the Production Length is 1:00:00 or a little more and then edit it down. Making sure to be mindful of the 1:00:00 final product goal? After that when I go to MyDVD will that add additional time?

 

My goal is to get the content to fit on one DVD.

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You got it right, one hour of video to fit on a standard DVD. Anything longer will affect the quality of the video. You have the option to burn to a dual layer DVD if you have a video close to 2 hours in length.

 

If you have slightly more than an hour video, the Video Copy and Convert will try to compress it to fit on a standard DVD.

 

If you have Intro and maybe elaborate menu in MyDVD, it will add time.

 

Why don't you start the Videowave production first and see how much in time you will come up with? Then come back here to let us know before proceeding to the next step.

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You got it right, one hour of video to fit on a standard DVD. Anything longer will affect the quality of the video. You have the option to burn to a dual layer DVD if you have a video close to 2 hours in length.

 

If you have slightly more than an hour video, the Video Copy and Convert will try to compress it to fit on a standard DVD.

 

If you have Intro and maybe elaborate menu in MyDVD, it will add time.

 

Why don't you start the Videowave production first and see how much in time you will come up with? Then come back here to let us know before proceeding to the next step.

 

I will try that. I was just looking for a "rule of thumb".

 

I have about an hour and 15 minutes. I think that I can edit it to about an hour. I'll try and see what I come up with. If it's about an hour, then I'll go to MyDvd add the titles and chapters and burn the CD. This will be my first time making my own production. I'm not going to make it too elaborate. Just edit out those scenes that I don't want and add chapter and menus (no transitions or effects). I'll report back what my beginning statistics were and what I ended up with. Goal: get it to fit on one standard DVD.

 

(BTW, these video clips are some that I used Creator 2009 to capture from VHS to DVD).

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