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#5 is the solution. A single layer DVD comfortably hold one hour of video. If you accept some quality loss you can get two hours. And your VHS tapes might look fine using 4Mb instead of 8Mb. Or, it might suffer from too much quality loss. It depends on the footage itself.
If you capture it all at once, you can split up the export to be two or four separate files. Be aware that four hours should have come to less than 52GB, not 76. Your file sounds like it is more like 6 hours.
And yes, exporting to MPEG2-DVD reduces the file size considerably.
Hi Steve Gotz,
Thanks for your quick reply, it didn't answer all my question but still helps. Thank-you.
Let me try again.
1. Not usually, although if you do it wrong you could export uncompressed and it would grow. But there is no need to do that. A stand DV AVI is just under 13GB.
2. Capturing DV AVI and then exporting DV AVI does not lose quality unless you leave the "Recompress" option checked. Don't do that.
3. If you captured one hour, you could take the DV AVI over to Encore as is. No additional work at all.
4. If you take a one hour DV AVI to Encore, it will compress it to fit on the disk.
5. Yes. As explained in #3 above.
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use a dual layer dvd and it should all fit on one disc.
Hi Steve Gotz and Phil Griffith,
Steve, you were correct when you said that "Your file sounds like it is more like 6 hours" I checked the avi file in properties and it showed a file size of 76.2 Gigs and a duration of 6:06.24. I guess I quoted the movie length in the Timeline after I cut a lot of "Krap" out, lol.
You lost me Steve when you said #5 is the solution... "And your VHS tapes might look fine using 4Mb instead of 8Mb." Is this the capture settings you are referring too? and is this an audio or video setting?
Also wondering why I need to use Adobe Encore?
The 1st vhs video tape I did, I captured was about 39 gigs, I didn't bother editing it, and I used this program called ConvertXToDvd, I made a few menus and burnt it to a single Dvd, no problems. I'm thinking Encore must do the same thing as ConvertXToDvd?
So now as you can guess, I'm pretty confuded, lol. I'm going to try exporting theavi as a file, just wondering how I split it it into 4 parts or more and also do I use recompress?
Mr. Phil Griffin,
I don't want to burn it to a Dual layer Dvd even though I have a Dual Layer Burner, becaus emy Dvd player doesn't support Dual Layer Discs.
I can't believe there are any DVD players that don't support dual-layer disks. A very great many Hollywood DVDs are dual-layer these days.
More likely the issue is one of Booktype. The burnable dual-layer disks normally have a Booktype of DVD+R D/L, and the DVD player will see it as such, and this is why it doesn't work.
But some burners allow you to change the Booktype to DVD-ROM, thus fooling the player into thinking it's a regular Hollywood type of disk, and it plays no problem.
if you have 6 hrs of video, I would recommend that you put it on several disc. even a dual layer will suffer quality with that length.
and I'm with Jim on the player issue. If you can play movie dvds, as in hollywood release, then more than likely they are dual layer as well.
>Should I have just captured enough video to make a Dvd and then do a second capture for the 2nd Dvd
Yes. Capture one hour, provide the file to Encore as is, without editing. Repeat as often as necessary.
If you have already captured it all, or you want to edit, then use the workarea bar to determine what you want to export to Encore and repeat as often as necessary.
I would use one hour. Encore will have an easy time of it.
Hi Steve,Jim and Phil,
Thanks for everyone's help, much appreciated, guess there is a bit of a learning curve, lol. Thinking I'm starting to learn the basic concepts. I was going to try starting over again and just capture 1 hr at a time but then I was thinking I don't know how to cut and add one part of an avi file to another because I don't want one dvd to end partially on a scene and the next dvd to start where it left off. I heard you could also use Nerovision to import the .avi file, and it will automatically size it to fit on a Dvd.
Steve or anyone, I was just wondering what the workarea bar is ? Is that the timeline? Please Explain. One more question, why by default in Adobe Premiere \ Project Settings \ Default Sequence is there 3 Video Tracks and 3 Audio Tracks? What purpose does this serve as opposed to one audio track and one video track?
Also if an original movie file is captured from a VHS tape or straight from a camcorder, is there any noticable difference if you change it to 5.1, and it plays on a 5.1 Home Theater?
Once again Thanks for everyone's help !!! Much appreciated.