VIDEO QUALITY QUESTION.

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    • #49801
      igotthat
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      WILL COPYING VIDEO FILES FROM A PC TO A EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE EFFECT THE QUALITY?

    • #203735
      EarlC
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      It does depend on some compression factors and what kind of format you’re going to/from, but a digital copy is very nearly a perfect copy of the original digital copy. So, generally speaking, if you copy a .mov or dot whatever file to an external hard drive there should be no discernible difference in the quality.

    • #203736
      igotthat
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      TY IDIDN’TTHINK SO BUT THEN AGAIN IWASN’TSURE. I ALWAYS WENT STRAIGHT TO MY EX HARD DRIVE BEFORE BUT THIS TIME MYVIDEOIS GOING TO A MAC USER SO I WAS TOLD TO FORMAT MY HARD DRIVE TO FAT 32. WELL FAT32 ONLY ALLOWS 4G, MOST OF MY TAPES TAKE ALOT MORE THAN THAT. SO I WAS PUTTING THEM ON THE COMP HARD DRIVE THEN COPYING TO EX HARD DRIVE AND IDIDN’THAVE THE LIMIT ISSUE.

    • #203737
      paulears
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      yes – but you can give the files to a mac user unless they can be read by the mac. Putting them on any pc internal or external drive is fine – but a mac won’t read an external drive formatted in the usual pc way – hence why they’ve asked for fat32 – which both pcs and macs can read. A friend told me about something called exfat – which can be read by both – but that’s a bit beyond me. You could just stick them on some USB sticks if you have any big ones, or burn them to a DVD data disk?

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