Short answer - No if you mean to keep all the material.
but...possible if you cut out all the stuff you dont want or need and end up with a shorter duration.
>smaller size. with out lose of quality
MPEG is already highly compressed... read http://tangentsoft.net/video/mpeg/edit.html
Smaller size, for the same video, means less data... less data means loss of quality
Obviously I didn't put into words what was in my head.I have an MPEG file that is 45 minutes long.In that file are 8 - 12 differant video segments.what I am looking to do is break it down into single individual segments.Yes I should have done this on the origanal video import but in many cases time did not allow for doing video capture in a proper way.
Always keep the original tape. Never reuse them.
If you need more hard drive space, get a bigger hard drive. Never compromise your source media to try and make more room.
Use the free program HDVSplit for capturing HDV with Scene Detection.
That is exactly what I was looking for.
Any other programs like it?
Not that I am aware of.
HDVSplit is the only one for HDV, Scenalyzer is the only one worth mentioning for DV.