wkadams wrote:So now I have a question. WinDV captures to .AVI files and does multiple small files of 2.66 GB which has some advantages.
Hi, my name is Jason and I am a new VideoStudio Pro X4 user. I figured I would post a question regarding WinDV here, being that this thread (Mr. Berry) has me interested in trying the program...
In WinDV, is it possible to change the settings of the "Max AVI size (frames)" to be able to capture and split a one hour length AVI video at say... 10, 20, or 30 seconds per file? Or whatever amount of time I like?
I know that would be an extreme amount of files per video, but I used to use Pinnacle 9 on my old PC, and when capturing video with that you could have it capture into the "project" at 10 second intervals, automatically. That amount of splitting was perfect for me, as when editing I could just browse the 10 second sections of video and pick out certain clips to put in the timeline to work with. Although I haven't captured into VideoStudio Pro X4 yet, I haven't found anything in the program or here on the forums that suggests the same type of function. The closest alternative in Corel VSPX4 is to do the auto "split-by-scene", but that doesn't work with a wedding video that is just continuous shooting for lengths at a time.
Currently, I am capturing using WinMovieMaker on my old PC to a single (big) AVI file, and then transferring that to my new computer via an external HD (my new computer doesn't have firewall ports... yet) and bringing the file into Corel. At that point all I can do with VideoStudio Pro X4 is drop the whole file onto the timeline, and that is extremely overwhelming to work with.
I do wedding and personal music videos that involves a lot of trimming and rearranging. If a free program like WinDV will allow me to browse multiple files to drop into the timeline, this will really make my day. Even my month.
Thank you for any help or advice!