hello everyone. i am looking for advice with video capturing, specifically for taking old home videos and capturing them onto a computer. the videos are on 8mm camcorder tapes, beta tapes, and vhs tapes. im playing them thru either the camcorder or beta/vcr player, and hooking the red, white and yellow cables to a converter device which then hooks to the computer thru usb. currently im using a dazzle converter device. it works good, but the software it came with isnt so great. its roxio pinnacle studio 12. i mean its ok, it does everything i need as far as capturing, but the files it makes for the videos are just incredibly too large. i did a 3 hour video the other day and the file came to 20+ gigs! im wondering, is it the software or something else? i know for a video like that, you gotta expect that the file is gonna be a rather large one, but 20 gigs for 3 hours?!?! please tell me that there is another way! a couple things that have come to my mind already are-- maybe its the software, and theres a better one out there? or also, i dont know anything about like formats and compression and all that, so another question i had was maybe im doing it in the wrong format, and thats the reason its so large. it really doesnt matter to me what format i capture them in, because these videos are just going to remain on the computer, im not burning them to dvd or anything. so in a nutshell, im looking for advice on how to capture the videos into files that wont be so large. now i dont know whether that means i need to use different software, format/compression, etc. any help will be greatly appreciated! thanks.