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I have been mucking around with some consumer level video capture software, taking footage from a DVD camcorder, and hoping to 'preserve' the footage by 'digitising it' and saving it to a hard disc.
Unfortunately, I have fallen foul of Windows preventing me from copying/storing a file which is bigger than the 4gb limit.
Is there a way around this to enable me to digitise about an hour's worth of footage - approx. 38gb?
I was wondering how professionals who may have to 'digitise' a training seminar, wedding video etc. to DVD. Are they similarly constrained if they want to 'manipulate' the taped footage digitally via a PC?
Sorry for some v. beginner type questions :)
[edited by: smokeyb at 9:45 pm (utc) on Nov. 2, 2004]
Does that mean a complete reformatting of my hard disc (or removable hard disc), or can you somehow 'switch' without loosing existing data?
I am running XP on the PC I'm using, but it must have shipped with the FAT32 formatting for the HD
Thanks again for your help!
You can convert your file system to NTFS without any loss of data (but you can't then go back to FAT32 without a re-format). A lot of video editing forums have covered this in some depth.
EXACTLY what has happened and want to avoid Smokey.
As I run only 'standard' stuff on the PC I want to convert, it sounds as though all will be OK.
Will give it a go, and hopefully won't be starting a thread called: 'It there anyway to reverse a converstion' :) (which I don't think there is!)