View Full Version : 1 Min of Capture = 1 gig AVI....????

5th July 2003, 20:13
I have an AverDVD Ezmaker capture card using Dazzle DVD Complete software. Now I've read the usually 18mins of capture will equal about 4gig AVI. I end up with an 18gig (1min=1gig) AVI. Why is this? Am I doing something wrong or is it the card?

5th July 2003, 21:12
hello, u haven't used any compression on the video. Uncompressed video is this big. 4gb avis uses the dv codec, the same one that digital cameras use. A codec that compresses to 5:1 or 28mbs, that is about 5 times less compression than a typical movie on a dvd.

On your recording's setup define the dv codec to achieve this size.

7th July 2003, 19:24
Thanks for replying! The problem is that in DVD Complete there is no codec to choose from. Just straight capture. What's the best free software to use or is there a way to use a codec with DVD Complete?