I recently bought a digital 8 camcorder and now I'm transferring the video that I am shooting on to my pc for editing. My concern is that to make the higest quality video for a dvd, should I capture the DV format(.avi)? This seems to be the biggest of the files, but when I say big, I mean a 4 min video is 800MB! Is this normal? So an hour of high quality video before converting it to a .vob file would be over 10 gigs? Thats no big deal, I have 100 gigs of hard drive space but I converted this 4 min video to a .vob file which took about 45 min. Yeah, it shrunk it down to about 219 MB but Is there any other way around this without losing qaulity? I'm using windows movie maker to capture this video through the firewire and Instant CD/DVD to make my dvd.