I have Camtasia Studio 6&7 and use it with a Hauppauge WinTV card as well as a Sony HandyCam DCR TRV900. I have been wondering if there is a tool (preferably FREE that will shrink videos down say to either a different format or through some kind of compression besides "Zipping it up" I know how to do that.
I usually get the files in one of 3 different formats ( .avi, .mpg, .ts) Is this possible? Is there a tool that can do this or is Camtasia Studio enough of an application. An example I have a 17 minute video I recorded from my Sony Camcorder that is 3.48 GB. That seemed a bit large for a 17 minute video. How can I shrink that .AVI file ?
Also one last thing, when I got the HandyCam also it may have come with an editing software in the package. I may have misplaced it. I went to the site and did not see any bundled software. Does Sony normally include an editing software with its packages. I think I paid $2400 for the camera? Is there some place I could download that ? Or should Camtasia cover most of all my needs?