First off, let me say hi to everyone, and thank anyone who takes the time to read my question, let alone try to help me find the best answer. I hope this will be a great resource for me in my projects.

On to the point.

I do a lot of helmet cam footage that I need as clear as possible for use in a production DVD. I use the Aiptek PVR recorder, similar to this one ...
http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/def...te=aiptek_mpvr
Because it is convenient, and has as good, or better resolution than my helmet cam.... which is the Bullet Cam model (the higher resolution model)
http://www.bulletcam.com/

My problem is this- The PVR records in a .ASF format.... which my editing software does not support (Premier Elements)... So, I have to convert it...

I have been using the Stoik Video Converter 2.1.1, that I found for free on the net here...
http://www.stoik.com/products/svc/

It has options to convert into many different formats (several DV.AVI, DivX.AVI, several other .AVI's, .WMV (in several styles) and uncompressed .AVI)

I have been converting to "AVI for PC Large (640x480, 25fps, Cinepak)" setting, because it is the one that clearly states that it is a higher resolution than the helmet cam or PVR AND is compatible with Permier Elements.... the problem is, THESE FILES ARE BIG... and they take FOREVER to render out.... as in, a 10MB .ASF file is converted to a 1 gig .AVI file... over the course of several hours... which I can't believe is helping my resolution in any way, as it was a smaller file to BEGIN with....

Can someone please review my equipment listed above, and suggest a conversion program, or method within the one I have, to convert this video to a reasonable sized format, without loss (remember this will be on DVD in the end) and without it taking 2 years to convert 9 hours of video.... Or, better yet, a way to just get Premier Elements to accept this format (.ASF), so I don't have to convert at all.

Thanks in advance for your help.... I really need it...

PS- don't expect this to be the last you see of me.... ... I have lots of questions....