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AVI storage

by duckman / November 1, 2004 8:23 AM PST

I am still looking to save HD space and keep the AVI quality of my digital 8 video. If I convert my AVI to DVD, would I then be able to edit my DVD to make future DVD's without losing the quality?

Thanks,
ACE

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A DVD should be able to supply DVD quality to a
by Kiddpeat / November 1, 2004 10:51 AM PST
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subsequent project. It is a compression of AVI which means it will not have AVI quality. If you want to keep the original quality, keep the original tape if it is digital.

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Re: AVI storage
by Art / November 1, 2004 11:17 AM PST
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No, you want to do all your editing with avi then encode it into dvd. If you were to encode into dvd at the highest quality rate, you will problaly use only half the space; and at the highest dvd quality..that's good enough in anybody's book. The one problem/major problem to encode avi to dvd is very very time intensive.

Another way might be just get a dvd burner and just store the avi files in dvd-rw discs. Just a though.

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Re: AVI storage
by duckman / November 1, 2004 8:26 PM PST
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I have a DVD burner, but the problem is the each hour of Digital 8 video is 13GB and I haven't yet found a SIMPLE program to make smaller clips out of the larger one and still save it as AVI. All the programs I have need to save the new file in their project format.

ACE

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Re: AVI storage
by Art / November 2, 2004 12:01 AM PST
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http://www.intervideo.com/jsp/WinDVDCreator_Download.jsp

Go here and download the windvd creator 2 (platium version) and give it a try. I have a windvd creator plus version and I work with mpeg2 only (never done any avi); I am able to create chapter/s and save in mpeg2 format. So I think avi would work the same way.

Of course one other way would be to get a 120GB. harddrive and that should hold enough so you can do one project at a time.
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Re: AVI storage
by duckman / November 2, 2004 12:40 AM PST
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I already have an extra 160 GB hardrive and it filled up fast. I would like to get theses AVI's to DVD for long term storage and in order to save wear and tear on my camcorder, not to upload each tape more than once. I'll try the windvd route and see if it can do AVI's. Is it SIMPLE to use ????

Thanks,
ACE

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