Capture Video (firewire) with compress mode.

Not sure if I am in the right forum, anyway, here is my problem with Kdenlive.

I connected to firewire without problem, and capture is also without problem, but the problem is the file is too huge. If I have to capture whole 1 hour video, I may need to have about 7 to 8 gig disk space. While I can capture using windows movie maker, for 45 mins, Ionly need about 300 mb. disk space.

I know below there is a field called parameter, but the problem I need to know what to put it to compress the size. Anyone knows how to do it, please let me know. Your knowledge, wisdom and help are greatly appreciated.



When I connect with firewire and capture DV video I will need to have ca. 13.7 GB of free space per hour. That is normal for DV video. Any HD recording would be even more...

Kind regards,

Actually HDV is the same 25Mb/s, and AVCHD is usually less!

To reduce the file size, render out to a more compressed format, then you can delete the original huge files.

Of course, with the low bitrate you mentioned (300M for 45 min is something like VCD), the quality will drop.

firewire is digital video (DV), that's just how large it is. i know when I capture from a Dazzle Hollywood DV-Bridge I use kino and it's around 1.5GB for only like 10 minutes. That a Open DML type 2 avi (i think)