Capturing automatically from a DV device
This page of the Video Capture Wizard appears when you choose to capture video from a tape in a DV camera or other DV device. On this page, Windows Movie Maker does the following steps automatically.
- Rewinds the tape.
- Captures the video.
- Creates and saves the captured video file.
You are alerted to which step in the process Windows Movie Maker is performing. After capturing ends, whether you stop it manually or it ends automatically, the video is imported into a new collection and you can then add the captured video to the storyboard/timeline and begin making your movie.
When you choose to capture the entire tape automatically, the following options and information appear on this page.
Create clips when wizard finishes
Specifies whether the captured video is separated into clips when it is saved and imported into Windows Movie Maker. Creating clips separates captured video into manageable sizes. When capturing video from a tape in a DV camera, clips are created based on time stamp information set by the DV camera when the video is originally recorded.
If you dont choose to create clips, the video appears as one large clip in Windows Movie Maker when you finish capturing.
Displays the amount of time elapsed for the current capture in the form of hours:minutes:seconds (h:mm:ss) by default. Timing starts when capturing begins and stops when capturing ends (whether you stop it manually or it ends automatically when the tape reaches the end).
Size of video file
Displays the file size, in kilobytes (KB), as the video is captured. If you have time or space restrictions for your captured content and your final movie, you can use the timing information in Captured video.
Estimated disk space available
Displays the estimated amount of disk space that is available (in gigabytes (GB) or megabytes (MB)) for capturing video with audio at the currently selected video setting.
Click to end capturing audio and video to your computer. Clicking this button lets you stop capturing manually, before the end of the video tape. This is helpful if you decide (during the capture process) that you want to capture only a part of the tape rather than the entire tape.