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I have a lot of Hi8 video that I thought it would be clever to copy to DVD for safety. I used a Home Entertainment DVD recorder (S-Video of course) and produced a good stack of DVDs. Now it is time to use some of the footage from them and I need advice on the best way toproduce dv-avi clips from my DVDs. These clips will then get mixed with standard dv footage from my GL2.
All help greatly appreciated.
If you don’t want to experience loss of quality I recommend you capture the original tapes directly into Premiere Pro using a Digital Converter or Digital Camcorder with Pass Through.
Going from Hi 8 to DVD to a format conversion program to Premiere Pro to AVI to MPEG will due two things, give the program fits and cause some definite quality loss at the end.