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;
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.
Sorry, the 25GB is from a different tape(analog video). I used the same DV camcorder to import both digial and analog video (Hi8).
By the way, what is the best way to import Hi8 analog tape to a computer. (for good quality video and smaller file size)
Thanks a lot!
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.
I basicially want to archive the videos. I may do some simple editing to get rid of bad sections of the video (to save some disk space). Not for stream it. What is the best approach to do that?
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