- October 22, 2008 at 9:01 PM #37394
Apologies if this is the wrong area but i wasnt sure where to post. I have a number of videos which i need to get on computer to edit. At the minute we have been using a dvd recorder taking input from a video and burning it onto a disc and then i rip the disc using MPEG streamclip to mpg. This works fine but the quality of the dvds are poor so my final output doesnt look great on a big screen. How can i improve the quality of the footage on the computer?
Your editing program should allow for capture with firewire. Is what you’re trying to capture on miniDV tapes or VHS tapes?
Some is on vhs and some is on realy small tapes from a camcorder, no idea what they are called but maybe minidv as you have stated.
Have you heard the saying – GIGO – Garbage In garbage Out.
If you’re going from VHS originally, you can never get good quality on a big screen.
You’re also compressing too many times.
You need to rip straight to the computer.
Go straight from the VHS tape player to the computer.
There are lots of video products you can buy that will do that.
i have access to two panasonic dvd recroders which have hard drives. ez75 and eh50. is there anyway i can get these devices or hard drives connected to my computer to retrieve the files before they are burnt to dvd?
locate a digital camera with Analog in. Hook players up to analog in and come out of camerafirewire Digital into the computer.
I have done it many times…Hope this helps.