I have a stack of MiniDV tapes from an age old video camera and want to import the videos. Right now I'm using VirtualDub and a capture card to import the raw data.
What 2 formats (and settings) can anyone recommend (and respective software) for the following requirements?
An editable format
Something that retains as much data as possible for later editing/conversion. But obviously far smaller than raw AVI as ~50GB/hr is a little too much for me. (Please see extra notes for the raw AVI's details)
A playable format
For distributing to family and friends, so: small and good quality. (I was considering DivX). This could have possibly been answered here (but it looks like the answers tend towards Linux).
- Raw output @ 640x480, 25fps, 119738kbps (so we're not looking at AVCHD)
- I'm on Windows 7