Hello, I love your forum there is a ton of great info I will be using in the future. I do have a few questions of my own though.
I hooked my camcorder up to my pc with a DV cable and used windows movie maker (vista version) to import the 60min tape. It worked great and uploaded it to a avi file, but its 13gb!. I figure when I use movie maker to burn it to a DVD it will automatically convert it to mpeg?
The real issue is I want to keep some kind of backup of my family home movies on my pc, but not at 13gb a clip I just don’t have hard drive room for that.
So what I did next was opened movie maker and imported that huge avi file and published it to my computer and it converted it to a 1gb wmv file. That I can backup but is this a correct method? Is something easier?
Can I just open my new smaller wmv file in movie maker and burn it to a DVD-Rom? and delete the original huge avi?