vhs to pc via mini dv taking up a lot of hd space


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i have tried copying some video footage from vcr to pc via my sony dcr 330 dv camcorder using firewire..i have copied about 2 hours of footage to my computer which has taken up a lot of hard drive space approx 35 gb for 2 hours.

i am using ulead v/s 7 for capture. is it normal to take up so much hd space or am i doing something wrong..




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About 13 or 14Gb an hour for DV (which is what your analog footage is beig converted to) is normal.

DV is compressed at that rate too ! Uncompressed .avi would take up even more :eek:


Yep! approx 15Gb per hour of DV footage is right. Video editing on the PC does eat up disk space, but with 120Gb drives for about £60 this is no longer too much of a problem. Also don't forget to allow at least double the space used for capture so you still have space for editing and file conversion etc. So 2 hours of footage should really be on a disk of at least 60Gb.


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