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Old January 6th, 2004, 04:08 PM   #1
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Should I slightly compress clips while capturing?

A 5 minute piece takes up about a gb on my hard drive. I am capturing a lot, and it seems to be taking up a lot more space than it should. . . .

Is there any way to compress with virtually no loss in quality? Or, am I capturing wrong?

I'm using Adobe Premiere 6.5.
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Old January 6th, 2004, 04:20 PM   #2
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Your doing nothing wrong. DV already *IS* compressed (at a
5:1 ratio)! 18 minutes will yield 4 GB which is the same as your
5 minutes (rounded). If you want to maintain quality don't
compress it futher. Just get a bigger harddisk like we all do
(they aren't that expensive anymore).
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Old January 6th, 2004, 08:56 PM   #3
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I have a 150gb external for my pc. . .and, I'm getting a laptop when I go to college, and I don't want to dish out the money for a new external. :-/

I have enough space, now. I just didn't realize it. For some reason, I thought I would run low with 80gb left. It's one of those "I don't know how to think" things.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 10:33 AM   #4
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80 gb will hold around 360 minutes of footage, or 6 hours.
Ofcourse you will need space for intermediate files and final
rendering etc. But I'd say that is enough room to start with!
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Old January 8th, 2004, 12:05 PM   #5
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For sure, Rob.

FOR SURE, ROB!

Haha, thanks for the help.
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