Using Nero Vision to capture video from my Sony miniDV, I notice the AVI files are about 3GB per every 15 minutes, which I think is normal. I also have Windows Movie Maker which rips the video from the camera to AVI but at a significantly smaller size.... a lot smaller. I've not really noticed a quality difference when playing back AVIs through Windows MP no matter if I use Vision or Movie Maker.
Wondering why Vision's files are so much larger, and if Movie Maker shouldn't be used and why not?
Also, I noticed the AVI feature films that can be downloaded through bit torrent are around 700MB and the quality is amazing. Why are these so small when 15 minutes with my videa camera take 3GB?