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Ashley Davis
How to work with large video files
on Aug 8, 2012 at 12:47:08 pm

I have converted my old home video tapes from 30yr old cine tapes of more recent mini DV. I am left with roughly 20-30 videos but they have been converted to extremely large files, some up to 6GB. Because of this they won't fit on to one single DVD which is what I would like to do.

Can I maybe convert or transcribe them to a smaller size?

Can you also tell me if I am going about this the best way. Basically I am putting each video into a new sequence on premiere, doing a bit of editing and adding some music and then once thats all done I will make a DVD menu with Encore and link them all together on the front page of the DVD menu. Is this the best way about this?

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Steven L. Gotz
Re: How to work with large video files
on Aug 8, 2012 at 2:55:12 pm

Assuming that the large files are DV AVI or some other common codec, when you edit the timeline, add your music, etc, then export to a format you can use in Encore (or dynamically link to Encore), then Encore will take care of properly coding your video to be used on a DVD. Which is generally much smaller a file than the original due to some massive compression.

6GB of DV is about 30 minutes of video. That can be put on a DVD at the highest quality with no problem.


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Ashley Davis
Using dual screens in CS6
on Aug 9, 2012 at 10:01:44 am

I have just got a secondary monitor, identical to my existing one and I want to extend premiere CS6 onto both displays.. how can I do this?

I am aware you can make the playback monitor play from the secondary one but I really want to extend the entire workspace over both if possible so the timeline will go from one to the other.. is this possible?

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