[MacDV] Re: how many hours (QT) will fit on 500GB drive?

sb videovideo at mac.com
Mon Oct 23 13:04:57 PDT 2006

A media converter uses DV codec. DV uses 3.6mg/sec, which is about 13GB/hour

Since you are starting with pretty high quality, you could take the DV video
files and then compress to a different codec, like iPod video, H.264 which
will hold much much more. HandBrake is good for that process.



On 10/23/06 12:58 PM, "Malcolm Hamilton" <malcolm_hamilton at cbc.ca> wrote:

> Hi there,
> I'm wanting to copy 20 seasons-worth of the tv show I work for, onto
> an external fw hard drive.
> I'm playing the original half-hour Sony SP and SX show tapes, through
> a Media Converter (firewire out) into my G4, via QuickTime, and onto
> a 500GB external drive.
> Can anyone tell me how many hours this drive will hold, with whatever
> compression QT uses?
> Thanks,
> mhcbc

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