RE: Vista Movie Maker - import quality.
When you select Import from DV camera, (assuming the camera is connected and
on) the screen that opens allows a selection of input formats.
> Where in vista MM can you change the import quality when you import directly
> from the Camera? The current work around is to import a clip from the
> camera, drag it to the story board in a new project. Save it, then use the
> import file feature using the DVD quality setting to create a clip of roughly
> 15MB for a file that started out as 500MB. This works but for 10minutes of
> video we may need to repeat this 3-4 times to get the entire 10 minutes of
> video. In the XP MM, You could select the quality of the video when importing
> directly from the DV Camera.
> "PaulB" wrote:
> > You can import in different formats that allow for smaller sizes.
> > --
> > Paul
> > "Silverado23" wrote:
> > > Is it possible to setup movie maker to import video from DV cameras at
> > > something other than the highest resolution? We used to be able to import at
> > > a relatively low resolution and keep the overall filesize small from start to
> > > finish. We must have disk quotas enabled and typically the currently
> > > imported video is nearly 1GB for 5 minutes or less. Our output video is
> > > usually around 1MB or less for 5-10minute videos that are created. We also
> > > found that when we have 2GB quotas we found Movie maker will generate
> > > "unexpected" errors after 1GB of the disk quota has been used. Movie maker
> > > also stops importing video when it generated the "unexpected" error