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    Im new to this stuff so please bear with me
    I just got a pansonic miniDV camcorder and i want to convert my daughter's graduation and put it onto a dvd. I have ULEAD Media Studio Pro 7, Sonic 4, and Roxio Videowave 7, and first of all, i don't even know which one to use. I tried using media studio, but it captured the video avi or dv format and it was huge. I was wondering what the difference was between these and what each one is used for.
    any help will be appreciated
    thanks

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    Hi mini....

    DV avi files are going to be huge, that way it keeps the optimum quiality. From memory, i think it takes up 1GB for every 5 minutes. There isn't really a difference between DV and AVI - DV is just one of the different versions of AVI formats.

    There are different MPEG video formats too, MPEG1, 2 and 4.

    It's always best to do all your editing in DV format, until you're ready to output the video to DVD. It takes up a lot of space sure, but it's a price that has to be paid.

    Good luck!

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