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Compressing analog video tapes

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by sillylily, Jan 22, 2003.

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  1. sillylily

    sillylily Thread Starter

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    :rolleyes How can I compress a 2 hour analog video tape to fit on to a 4.7GB DVD+R. No matter what program I have used I can only get one hour of analog tape to burn to my DVD. I have tried every possible trick and suggestion that has been offered me and nothing works. Is it possible to accomplish this, if so, can you please inform me as to how or what I need to do to achieve results.
    Thank you for any help or suggestions.

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  2. Rache

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    Hi and welcome.

    I assume you've used a (analogue) capture card to transfer to pc. Then you've rendered finished project to avi (uncompressed) or mpeg (compressed).

    As you know the best compression rate = best quality. The more you compress the less quality. So, to compress 2 hrs onto 4.7gb DVD disc the quality would be really bad.

    The commercial DVD capacity is specially layered so 2hrs can fit on, but to us lesser mortals we have to make do with the new double-sided dvd's @ 4.7gb each side. You'll have to split 1hr onto each side and compress accordingly. You may find this link useful for compressing:

    http://www.vcdhelp.com/
     
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