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    Hi There...

    I have spent some time trying to figure out what are the right settings for an optimum digitalization of mi old Hi8 tapes....

    I am using a Sony DCD-TRV350 to play mi older Hi8 tapes connected trough firewire to my laptop using the capture feature of adobe premiere...

    The problem is that I end up with huge file of as much as 13-15Gb per hour... but I am sure that my old analog tapes shouldn't take that much space...

    I am guessing that the problems is in the settings before I start capturing...

    Here are my choices..


    My question is what is the best quality without wasting so much space?

    This are old analog NTSC tapes taken with an early 90's Sony Handicam...

    Any help would be appreciated

    THanks!

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    your capturing in dv avi. your only option is to get a bigger hard drive or use a different codec which means you'll have to capture using something other than premiere.

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    I actually tried with vegas and it was the same...

    My camera upconverts to DV but I think it is taking too much space anyway.

    I have a frien with a HDD HD Camera and it takes half of the space...

    Do you have any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lleiro View Post
    I actually tried with vegas and it was the same...

    My camera upconverts to DV but I think it is taking too much space anyway.

    I have a frien with a HDD HD Camera and it takes half of the space...

    Do you have any suggestions?
    It takes up half the space because it's far more compressed - which in turn means it's more difficult to edit. What you've got is correct and smifis suggestion is the best one to be honest. Get yourself another decent hard drive if you're stuggling for space.

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    13Gb per hour is about the correct size for dv-avi footage. If you want to keep the quality up and make it easy to edit then you are already using the correct settings. Video capture takes up a lot of storage space and you will need to upgrade the size of your current hard disk or better still get a second one and just capture video to it.

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