Re: CPAN 2 Election Security Testimony in Congress

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Thu Jul 08 2004 - 23:20:13 CDT

At 11:39 PM -0400 7/8/04, David Mertz wrote:
>On Jul 8, 2004, at 11:11 PM, Arthur Keller wrote:
>>3 hours of video won't fit on a CD-R but will fit on 3 DVD(-R)'s.
>>One of these days, I plan to hook up my VCR to my Mac, but I
>>haven't done it yet.
>That doesn't seem quite right. I've rented regular movies that are
>3 hours and fit on 1 DVD. Why should I need 3 of them for NTSC?

Movies often use double layers that a Mac can't do in burning.
Typically I've gotten 1 hour of DV onto one DVD. Being that the
source is VHS-NTSC, it's possible to do this with lower resolution.
I don't have a way to input VHS-NTSC directly into my Mac other than
through a DV camera.

>But the video wouldn't need to be full resolution, necessarily. The
>3.5 minute clip I put on my site was 20 MB at the small size.
>Hmmm... 50 times that is about 1 GB, so that's a little more than a
>CD. Actually, though, I just fast forwarded the tape (I hadn't
>watched the whole thing), and it's actually just over 2 hours. So
>we're right about at CD capacity.
>Still, a DVD might be better to hand around. It'll play in regular
>players, not just on computers. I don't have a DVD burner though...
>if someone wants to do that...

It might be possible to place it all on one DVD, but I don't have the
capacity for that. Likely can be done on two DVDs if about 2 hours.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
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