I'm surprised I did not see something on this in the forums already, so maybe I'm going about this the wrong way...
I'm trying to do something that one would think is simple - take video directly from my DV camera and write it directly to a DVD so I can later use it for video editing.
WinXP does not seem to allow this natively, and I can't seem to find any software that does it.
- How do I write straight from DV camera to DVD? (I have fireware and Roxio software.)
- Am I going about this archival process correctly (i.e. is there another way I should be archiving video)? Of course, I could simply keep the DV tapes around, but DVDs are cheaper.
You're describing the effort to stuff 20 pounds into a 10 pound bag. DV video uses 13 GB for every hour of video. A DVD holds 4.38 GB. You'd have to cut the video into pieces and write it to multiple DVD's in its native format.
I use a DVR to encode the video at 7 Mbps to a DVD. While it's not in a format that designed for editing, it is a good quality backup, that could be converted back to DV format, if the original tape fails.