This is a follow-up to a recent question. I purchased a PCI Firewire card so I can digitize my library of miniDV tapes that were shot using a Sony DCR-TRV20 camcorder. I have dozens of tapes and want to be sure I do this efficiently while maintaining the highest quality possible.
I am using Power Director 10. I read somewhere that I should import the video in DV-AVI format because that is what it was shot in. Is this correct?
PD 10 digitized the entire 40 minute tape, even though the last 10 minutes were blank. Is there a setting that would prevent this?
What is the best way to trim the AVI file into multiple parts while keeping it in its original format? Should I use PD or some other freeware software? What setting should I use?
Hope this makes sense as I am writing this at 2 am!