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how much on a video DVD?

by larryhfrederick / March 28, 2006 2:11 AM PST

how many miniDV or Dig8 minutes can you fit on a 4.7G DVD if it is captured at about 200 MB/minute? What program do you recommend for burning the DVD?

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23.5 minutes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2006 2:34 AM PST

You'll have to decide if you will forgo the 200 MB per minute to get more minutes. I usually go for 2 hours but if you tinker with the quality you can hit 6 hours of just better than VHS tape. has demos so you can try before you buy.

I also CDBURNERXP to record on dvd media, but that while that answers your question, the question was not very complete.


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by CRSpacht / April 4, 2006 2:34 AM PDT
In reply to: 23.5 minutes.

is this a commercial product? Do the cameras come with any standard editing and burning software?

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Ever use a search engine?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 4, 2006 3:33 AM PDT
In reply to: CDBURNERXP

I won't answer questions about CDBURNERXP you can find yourself with google or yahoo. It's my choice to help spread the load.

"Do the cameras come with any standard editing and burning software?"

If yours does, it does. If not, then not. The package varies so no one can tell you today.


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how much on video DVD
by CRSpacht / April 4, 2006 2:32 AM PDT

Seriously, only 24 minutes?
Do they typically come with editing software to combine recordings onto one normal size DVD?

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The video is usually compressed for burning to a DVD. The
by Kiddpeat / April 4, 2006 4:24 AM PDT
In reply to: how much on video DVD

'standard' for DVD is 2 hours of mpeg-2 video.

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