bonehead capture question :D

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    • #39007
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Ok, so on mini-dv does it matter what you use for capture? I would assume, because it’s digital, that the video quality is set when you film and should be lossless. Right? If I record with my XL1 and capture to my computer with my old panasonic, am I loosing any quality?

      This seems like such a stupid question, but I’m curious to know how this workd. I’d rather save the wear on my XL1 heads by using my other camera as a tape deck, but not if I’m loosing the quality that I bought the XL1 for. I just need to know before I film any pick-ups for my school application demo-reel.

      (On that note, has anyone had any experience or heard anything about the film department at George Fox Univeristy in Newberg Oregon?)

    • #169225
      Avatariluvanime2003
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      That’s a good question, I’d like to know the answer too.

    • #169226
      AvatarAnonymous
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      DV is a standard. Don’t worry about quality loss if you want to capture from another (cheaper) camera. Since the high quality data is already there…

    • #169227
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Hank,
      Aren’t there also problems with playing/capturing HD format from a non-HD cam?

    • #169228
      AvatarAnonymous
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      X-D

    • #169229
      Avatari43Productions
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      technically speaking capturing a standard DV tape on a DV camera shouldn’t matter, but like compusolver mentioned, there can be issues. you might want to get a deck or something for that. or use another higher-quality camera to capture with. capturing a 3-chip tape off a 1-chip camera is bound to have issues. they’re not built the same and will probably get messed up somehow

    • #169230
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      It doesn’t matter. I’ve used about every combo in the field and office. I try to make sure all cameras and editors are recording the same audio bit rate; 12 or 16. Bits are bits.

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