VirtualDub segments larger than original file

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by damphool, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. damphool

    damphool Guest

    Hi. New to the group & video editing. I have some .avi files that I
    captured from my DV camera. Being a newb, I didn't think to make sure
    to clip the videos to be smaller than 4.7GB so that I could archive the
    raw video to single-layer DVDs for future use. Anyway, I have a couple
    7-8GB resulting avi files. Instead of sinking $ into dual-layer disks,
    I thought I would try to find a way to segment the original files. A
    few keystrokes later, I found VirtualDub. Seems to work like a champ,
    with one exception. I segmented a 7.7GB in half, and the resulting
    files are 30GB/ea...???? I must have some setting too high. I have
    tried cutting the frame rate from 29.xx to 24. No help. Tinkered with
    a few other things & still no luck. Any ideas?
    damphool, Aug 21, 2006
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  2. damphool

    Mike Kujbida Guest

    Odds are you're using a codec that's different from the original. If all
    you want to do is cut/split, do your trimming and select "video - direct
    stream copy". Then go "file - save as avi" giving the modified file a
    different name. This new file should now be half the size of the original.

    Mike Kujbida, Aug 21, 2006
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  3. damphool

    damphool Guest

    Your the man. That is exactly what it was. I have a concept of
    codecs, but, I think I have some reading to do.
    damphool, Aug 21, 2006
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