I am able to copy my HDV tapes (Sony PHDVM-63DM) from camera to disk using an iLink cable. I have Premiere Pro CS3, which captures each tape as a mpeg file. I am using the mpeg file as my (no loss) archive back-up. So far so good.
A friend has asked me to provide a single file that contains clips from two HDV tapes. The file must be lossless. Its duration is 80 mins.
I can join the two 'tape-to-disk' mpeg files on the Premiere Pro CS3 timeline. However, CS3 does not give me the option re-export as mpeg. Why is this?
What export option should I choose to ensure that the exported file is saved on disk without loss?