what are the best methods for importing and storing dv tapes on my pc?
Posted on 2006-04-30
i have a couple of questions over how to import and store data from my collection of dv home movies...do not think any are that tricky!
1. are there any programmes available that allow you to import and watch the dv film simultaneously?
(and by watch I mean as if you had plugged the camcorder directly in to the tv getting full screen / not the small windows that pop up on elements).
2. When importing dv to the pc what is the best tool to use? I would like to strike a balance between file size (typically 1hr film = 10 gbytes in avi format which seems alot) and quality (these are simple home movies shot with no skill, plenty of camera shake so do not need to go overboard here).
Aim basically is get the data on to the multi media pc so we can watch them / keep the data safe (perhaps back up on an external hard drive) / keep the data managed in a manner that allows me to find clips again and maybe, just maybe get around to editing them in to some sort of film when I retire!