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Feb 25, 2013 12:04 PM

Hi:


I am new to the Premiere. When I capture the same vedio from DV Camcorder without Split Scenes, the single file size is 25GB; with Split Scenes(Timecode),  the total file size is about 12GB in the folder.


Why is that?


What is the pros/cons of the two methods?



I am using Premiere Elements 11, Win7;


Thanks!

 
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    Feb 25, 2013 12:52 PM   in reply to DaveK101

    Are you sure its 25 gig. 1 hour of dv footage with or without split scence should read 12 to 13 gig.

     
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    Feb 25, 2013 2:51 PM   in reply to Ann Bens

    When dealing with compressed video files and video data, it's never as simple at a+b=c. Video is data that's been compressed using a relatively benign codec. But if you cut a 50 gig video in half you don't get two 25 gig videos.

     

    Beyond that, I don't know what to tell you. Except that a 25 gig video is a pretty big miniDV capture! That's like over two hours of video, isn't it? Which may be why the discrepancy you're seeing is so exaggerated.

     
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    Feb 25, 2013 4:50 PM   in reply to DaveK101

    DaveK,

     

    Will you need to later edit that Hi-8 file, or just stream it?

     

    That can make a lot of difference.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Feb 26, 2013 5:32 AM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    And the absolute BEST way to capture Hi8 video is using a Sony Digital8 camcorder, which reads 8mm and Hi8 as if they were digital video.

     

    But short of that, you should use a DV bridge, per the FAQs to the right of this forum.

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/431853?tstart=0

     
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    Feb 26, 2013 7:51 PM   in reply to DaveK101

    Well, if I plan on doing more editing, I do not want to loose any quality, in my intermediate files, regardless of file size. I use this workflow: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4556586#4556586

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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