I have Pinnacle 9 on my computer for video capturing/editing. I have come to a point where I would like to store the raw captured video (AVI) as well as the rendered, edited clips (WMV files) so I can delete them from my computer. What is the correct way to do this? The problem I am having trouble resolving is how to be able to "recapture" the files later if I need to. As far as I can tell the only ways to capture video are either from the camcorder, or via the AV/DV card that came with the software. I thought I could just get a DVD recorder (our computer only has CD drive) and burn them onto a DVD. Then I could replay/recapture them via the AV/DV card. But the problem with that is is it only captures video, not audio. Can I only store on CD and recapture the footage from the CD if it is an AVI file? I'm sure this is simpler than I'm making it.
Thanks for any help in advance.