Taking my first baby steps in converting all old VHS to DVD. I am able to capture my VHS source (using Canopus ADVC-100), MovieMaker. After capturing two hours of VHS video I have approx. 24GB .avi file . I edit this file down to about 1:45:00. according to timeline in MovieMaker and create new .AVI file. I then launch my DVD creation application (Showbiz 2) , select my source to creat the DVD and it immediatley informs me that my 1:45:00 digital video will reqiure 5.4 GB and cannot fit on the 4.7 GB available on the DVD. Only after triming my clip down to 1:27:00 (15 GB)was I able to fit it (burn it to DVD).
Using a DVD+RW drive and DVD+R media
- Should'nt I be able to get at least a two hour movie on to DVD from an .AVI file captured from a 2 hr. VHS source?
- Am I doing something wrong? Using the wrong format.
- Is .AVI not the most efficient way to get max space usage when creating the DVD?
- I'm afraid to ask to ask how a 15GB .avi file can be put on to a 4.7 GB capacity DVD+R anyway but it works so I'll not question it.