What is the best codec for preserving digital copies of MiniDV?
Posted on 2009-07-13
To make a long story short, I've been dumping the contents of my parents MiniDV tapes over the years onto a NAS to ensure that the memories can live on if anything ever happened to the tapes.
Currently the import process involves using Windows Import Video Wizard and creating an AVI file with little (or no) compression. This means that a 30 minute clip weighs in at ~10 GB once everything is said and done.
In order to reduce the size of these files, but preserve the quality of the original tape (including fast moving scenes, etc.) what codec or encoding settings would you recommend?
Thanks in advance.