I'm a newbe and I've got my Sony TRV33, and had a capture card installed in my PC, which included Pinnacle Studio 8 se. I've shot some test footage and edited it and produced a trial movie, burnt it to SVCD and it all works! Now I'm looking to clear some space on my hard drive and was going to save the original captures to cd in case I ever wanted to access any of the shots, but some of these files are 1.5 GB! Can I compress them? do I just save the tape? and buy more tapes or just delete the lot? and thank you for any help you can give me. Lornee.