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When I save video files from my camcorder to my hard drive, they are stored as multiple short files - ie clips lasting the duration of each time I pressed record - rather than the whole 60min video. I can understand that this makes sense in terms of file size, but it does mean that to view a day's filming, or to burn to dvd, you have multiple files to click on.

Is there a way around this? Or am I doing something wrong?

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It used to be that we filmed or taped movies. They would play from beginning to end. They were terrible to edit. My Dad had a machine to cut out bad sections of his 8mm movies and then glue them together!

Welcome to the digital world. Now we stop and start recording. We don't pause it.

The fix is loosely referred to as "editing". You didn't say what you are shooting with, but it probably came with software that will read those small clips and make a new single video file out of them.

What camera and computer are you using?
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You can still join the files together if you want with tools like tsMuxer.

It is safer to create separate file for each take - in this case you lose one take if the file could not be saved to media and closed. Because if you don't close a file you don't have a file.
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You can still join the files together if you want with tools like tsMuxer.

It is safer to create separate file for each take - in this case you lose one take if the file could not be saved to media and closed. Because if you don't close a file you don't have a file.
Someday I'm going to learn how to use tsMuxer. It seems you like it a lot so it must do what it does well.

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