Hi all- I've been assigned the task by my old man to digitally capture about 15 8mm tapes that were made back in the 80's. A friend has let me borrow a Sony Hi8 Player/Recorder and an iLink Digital AV Interface to do the converting. The plan is to convert all the tapes as DV video to minimize the compression and get the files in their most original state. I went out and bought a couple of 250GB FW hard drives to store all of the video. My friend had suggested that I seperate the video into "scenes" so the files wouldn't be too big. The problem with this is that it's taking FOREVER to do this. 15 tapes at 2 hours a piece can take a long time since I have to sit there, watch the video, and start/stop the conversion. I've tried using capturing programs that have the automatic scene detection but it doesn't seem to work. I've heard these only really work when capturing from a newer DV camera. So my question is: what choices do I have? Is there really a problem with having 20-30GB video files? Having this would allow me to start the capture and come back 2 hours later to stop it. Or, is there a capturing program where I can have the video files be split up in specified chunk sizes? I'm really not a A/V person (as you may tell) so any help would greatly appreciated. Thanks!