8 mm analog & 8 digital video transfer to DVD

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Don Prince, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. Don Prince

    Don Prince Guest

    When I transfer my 8 mm home videos to DVD, I can transfer 120 minutes of 8
    mm analog video to DVD but when I transfer 8 mm digital video to DVD I can
    only transfer 80 minutes.

    Why is there such a difference?

    Sony digital camcorder is used to transfer both 8 mm formats to PC.
    Sony VAIO software is used to convert videos to MPEG-2 format.
    ULEAD Video Studio 7 is used to transfer MPEG-2 to DVD.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Don
     
    Don Prince, Oct 19, 2004
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  2. Are you using Fat32, or NTFS, or a combination of both?

    mark_
     
    mark_digital©, Oct 20, 2004
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  3. Far as I know, the digital format on tape takes more space, so
    the same physical size tape for digital just holds less... but
    that is only from reading video forum messages, not from doing
    that myself, so could be wrong

    John Thomas Smith
    http://www.direct2usales.com
    http://www.pacifier.com/~jtsmith
     
    John Thomas Smith, Oct 20, 2004
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  4. Analog 8mm and Hi8 tapes hold 120 minutes. The Digital8 format runs faster
    and the tape only holds 60 minutes using the exact same cassette type. Most
    8mm and Hi8 camcorders ran at only one speed, thus the 120 minute limit. The
    digital format camcorders allow for both SP and LP speeds, thus the time
    yields of 60 and 90 minutes.

    Larry Johnson
    Digital Video Solutions

    http://www.digitalvideosolutions.com
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    Digital Video Solutions, Oct 20, 2004
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