Thanks for the input Brand


Thanks for the input Brandon.

I am not filming the video on VHS or Hi-8 but I transfer tapes of these formats for others. I play their tapes through a Hi-8 Camcorder (or VCR) and convert it to digital using the Datavideo converter. I will try to find a way to adjust the setting to accommodate the difference in resolution lines. I have heard some in this forum mention a camcorder that plays both hi-8 and digital 8 allowing use of the firewire connection. The way I understand it (and my digital 8 camera works this way) is that you can record on a hi-8 or digital 8 tape but the video will be digital. It will not play the analog tape on digital footage. If anyone knows of a model that will play both I would love to hear about it.

As for the mini DVDto DVD transferissue, that makes sense. I figured those players had to finalize the disc in order to play it on a regular DVD player. That particular client is going to lend me his camcorder and a non-finalized disc to let me capture it before it is converted to MPEG. He mentioned something about having the option to “Un-finalize” a disc but I have never heard of that. Maybe it has something to do with the software you mentioned.

Thanks again for your time.


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