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April 2, 2008 at 4:23 AM #43714AnonymousInactive
I volunteer for a non-profit organization. We had a production company create a video for us. They sent us all the raw footage on tapes (DVCPRO AJ-P126L) and a DVD with the Final Master Video on it in .VOB format.
Long story short, our rights to a song on the video will expire soon. Since I can not cut out the music on the VOB file, I need to get the tape footage onto the computer and rebuild the Video. I have a high end computer that I built myself. I’m a computer nerd thats why they asked me to help with this project. lol – I’ve never done any *real* video editing before, just playing around with home videos from a DVD Cam.
My question: What do I need to purchase to read/encode/decode these tapes onto my computer. I’ve looked into purchasing a deck but I’m not sure exactly what I need. Since this will be something we plan on continuing (creating our own videos) I don’t mind purchasing the equipment. I just need some direction. Thanks for your help.
April 2, 2008 at 5:36 PM #183146AnonymousInactive
if you need to bring in an analog source, you need a convertor. I recommend canopus. At a minimum you’ll need the 110, the 300 is nice with a built in time base corrector. If you have a dvcpro deck with firewire, just simply plug it into your computer’s firewire port start your nle capture program and savethe tapeto your computer for editing.
April 3, 2008 at 12:24 AM #183147AnonymousInactive
Ok, lets see if I understand this. I need to have the following:
1. NLE capture Program (I have Adobe Premiere Pro CS3)
2. A Capture Card (Canopus 300)
3. A DVCPRO Deck with Firewire connection.
Am I missing anything? Thanks again!
April 3, 2008 at 1:25 AM #183148AnonymousInactive
if all you’re capturing is dvcpro and not anything like s-vhs, vhs, hi-8 (analog sources), then you don’t need a capture card provided that you have a firewire port on your computer. Again, you only need a convertor if your source comes from an analog output.
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