8 mm analog & 8 mm digital video transfer to DVD

Discussion in 'Professional 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 Prince, Oct 19, 2004
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  2. Don Prince

    AnthonyR Guest

    You must be capturing the analog video at a higher level of compression or
    encoding it at a higher level mpeg2 compression.
    Somewhere you have a different setting. You can get more digital video than
    80 minutes onto a dvd, but that is about the right level of compression to
    maintain high quality. Usually 60 minutes to 90 minutes is good.
    Of course when you compress to mpeg2 you can get as much as 6 hours of more
    on a dvd but with much less quality.
    Check the capture settings you are using for the analog capture, it must be
    set to a lower quality.
    AnthonyR, Oct 20, 2004
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