Very simple newbie questions:
I just got a digital camcorder and want to record videos to put on a website. I think if I tried enough combinations of settings I could get what I want, but I thought I'd ask you guys (the experts) what you think I should look into:
I'm looking to record about 1 min of video with a size of about 640 x 480 (or close) and get the video file to be about 8 meg in size.
What is the best codec to use to compress a file and get it to be viewed by most people? I'm thinking Divx but how many "normal" users will this alienate?
What is the best file format to use? (I'm thinking mpeg)
When using Premier do you need to make an AVI file then convert it with another program to mpeg? (if so, what "other programs" are good?)
Is this statement true: AVI is to MPEG as WAV is to MP3? (ie AVI and WAV are the raw data formats)
If I was to digitize video to save to harddrive and then turn around and make a SVCD or later a DVD, what is the best format/size to use?
** I know these are very simple questions that may have many different opinionated answers but if you have some input into any of these questions I would greatly appreciate it. Or if you can point me to a place to find this information that would be just as well. **