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Basic authoring of VHS source video

Discussion in 'Video to DVD' started by bonnyr, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. bonnyr

    bonnyr Member

    Oct 15, 2004
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    Hi all,

    I have several home made movies on VHS cassettes, which I wish to copy to DVD. I also have a video card that
    allows me to record straight from the Video player into an mpeg file. So far so good. However, the mpeg file
    generated is too big (the source cassette is 3hrs long) and wont fit on a DVD (i dont have a DL burner).
    This clearly is too long. I could split it into 2 dvd
    disks, but would like to avoid it if possible.
    I had a look at nero recode/vision express, but it tells me the quality would be too low.
    Surely there's a way as I can see many DivX, Mpeg and SVCD movies which are full length but do not occupy a complete DVD space. Sure the quality is lower than the
    original, but still good enough to watch, and the
    source, in my case comes from a VHS movie - the quality
    there cannot be too good in the first place.

    Also, if possible, I would like to minimise the number
    of steps required to accomplish this. I realise this is
    not going to be a one step thing, but the less the better.

    Any help and ideas would be very w
  2. Jeanc1

    Jeanc1 Guest

    Here's the various setting of NeroVision Express and how much time you can put on a DVD.

    [bold]How many minutes of video can I burn on one DVD?

    By decreasing the bitrate you will be able to burn up to 360 minutes on one DVD.

    High Quality 60 min
    Standard Play 120 min
    Long Play 180 min
    Extended Play 240 min
    Super Long Play 360 min [/bold]

    This would mean that your [bold] 3 hours long cassette [/bold] would fit as a Long Play -- and that is'nt that bad. I have several DVD made at that bitrate and they turned out good. Of Course you cant get better then your original !

    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]Do It Right , and you will be a Happy Camper ![/small]
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