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- December 6, 2005 at 3:17 PM #39007AnonymousInactive
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?)
- December 8, 2005 at 10:45 AM #169225iluvanime2003Participant
That’s a good question, I’d like to know the answer too.
- December 8, 2005 at 12:06 PM #169226AnonymousInactive
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…
- December 11, 2005 at 8:10 PM #169227AnonymousInactive
Aren’t there also problems with playing/capturing HD format from a non-HD cam?
- December 12, 2005 at 12:08 AM #169228AnonymousInactive
- December 19, 2005 at 2:01 PM #169229i43ProductionsParticipant
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
- December 23, 2005 at 10:57 AM #169230AnonymousInactive
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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