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Old 21 Sep 2003, 02:53 AM   #1
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Default Converting Home Video to DVD---Newbe Q.

I want to make DVDís of my home video. I thought it would be easy but soon found myself over my head and struggling to stay afloat in techno babble. I am looking for a simple explanation of whatís involved and what I need to do. I looked on various sites and couldnít find anything. I cant be the only one trying to do this.

I have the following:

Sony digital camcorder
Adaptec FireConnect 4300 card
MGI Video Wave 4 software
Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-106D
And a PC with 30G free hard drive space.

So far, I have been able to capture video and make huge AVI files with MGI video wave 4. They come out at about 4 MB per second and the quality is not very good (as best as I can tell). This is where I get lost. It already looks like crap on my PC, and is too big. If I am going to reduce the size, will it get worse? (Probably so)

When I go down to West Coast Video and pay $3 for a rental, what format does it come in? How do I make one of those, at that quality/size level? Thatís all I want. is there a simple plug and play program that will do that.

Thanks for understanding, and your help

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