I have a beginner's question. Just recently I've tried to transfer some of my dv video onto my pc, to do this i simply used windows moviemaker (I know,I know it's not really what people should be using, I have premiere but it's not installed at the moment. Anyway...)
In the capture process I selected Digital Device Format (dv-avi) so 1min equals to 178 Mega. The video was about 12 mins so I ended up with a 2GB file. So far nothing wrong. After the capture i used movimaker to edit it (trimming), when the time to save the video came I selected again the same dv-avi format expecting to get a file of about the same size, and even the pc informed me that the final video would be about 2GB. What happened insted is that after over 15-20 min of process time I ended up with a 10GB file! Why, what happened? I have noticed this in the past after editing, the final file was always bigger than the original unless I choose to use a lower format with lower resolution.
What I still don't understand is first of all what is the best format to capture dv video without loosing quality. Should be done in dv-avi format or others?
The second question is after an edit is done how do I keep the same format without creating a huge file or without loosing quality or resolution. I would like to know how people manage to keep almost 2hr of video in a 700/800 file format without loosing quality.