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Old 08-25-08, 05:59 PM
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convert AVI files, burn to dvd

My new Canon G9 takes still and videos (avi files).
What's the easiest way to get them to burn properly on dvd for the family dvd players??

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if you have vista( home premium or ultimate ) you have
windows movie maker.
I think Cyberlink also has a program. also http://www.winavi.com/
 
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avs video converter, nero8, super dvd creator, are all good progs.

good luck and have a great day
 
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Old 08-26-08, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by j HOWARD View Post
if you have vista( home premium or ultimate ) you have
windows movie maker.
I think Cyberlink also has a program. also http://www.winavi.com/
I have XP, and movie maker, and I'm not liking that route already. It wants a CD and converts files to High-Mat.

I doubt many DVD players are gonna recognize that format.
I want to burn to DVDs.
I will check the other suggestions,

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Old 08-26-08, 07:32 PM
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liljman ,

Hey, the AVSVideoConverter worked well. And it did not take as long as I had expected. DVD Quality was very nice on my 50 inch Sony.

(now to get rid of that logo in the middle of the screen - lol)
gotta pay for a good version, I probably will!!

thx,
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You will have to convert them first. Unleass your DVD can read .avi files (there are some that can)
You can do it with nero (it basicaly does it alone...) or you can download a program from www.download.com
Anyway, if you can't find it just put on google .avi to dvd form converter and that will be it.

If you want some cool effects for your video try making the movie on windows movie maker! It gives it a proffessional look without much effort.

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Nero. I'm using an older version, but it works quite well; I just got done putting together a DVD-playable slideshow, with background music, for my Mom's upcoming 80th BD.
 
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I guess you need vista to burn to DVD in windows movie maker
 
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How many minutes of movie can you get on a 1 gig card?
 
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Old 08-29-08, 06:21 PM
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Canon's "Compact" setting will give 172 minutes but the video quality suffers badly. High Resolution mode with my 2G card will give me 16 minutes of video w/sound. I've only been taking 2 to 4 minute snippets of the grandkids. I was originally thinking of an HD video camera, but the G9 does well in the high res mode. And it's equal to my old Nikon coolpix for still macro use, focuses down to one centimeter!!!

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Sometimes I miss my old Nikon's ( 4 lenses ) I got sucked into
doing all the weddings for the relatives--because I had the
equipment & the old lady on my back. My Sunlight flash could
light up to 65' in a dark church. I don't miss the $$$$$--I could
probably buy a thousand 1G cards for what I spent on processing film.
I like being able to rework my photos (on PC) & storing on CD or DVD--
Someday I will get a new video camera-my old VCR video camera must be pretty rusty now --where ever it is??
 
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