I was hoping someone could help a amature to camcorders and pcs.
I just got myself a JVC JZ-MG130 30GB cam, all is well except for the huge file sizes. It has four quality settings - economy,normal,fine and ultra fine. Naturally the latter has the biggest file size,
However even in normal which I prefere to use the sizes are stupid 6 mins took 250mb and when considering what space you get on a dvd its not going to hold alot of footage. I've read about the sound quality but on my cam theres no way to adjust it (dolby digital I think), I have things on like gain, steady hand setting thingy and wind reduction and also the cam records in MPEG2.
I've tried everything to get the size down and even on economy its still big, infact theres little difference in file size between the four settings.
Is there anything I can do? I just want to make dvds of family events etc that I can keep. So far I've made a test dvd but the small amount of footage I could squeeze on was dissapointing.
Another annoying aspect is that no editing software reqognizes mpeg2 not even movie maker.
Thanx in advance