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  • in reply to: Panasonic SDR-H40 to Adobe Premire 5 #188699
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    My sdr-h18 uses .MOD and .MOI files. The .MOI files are something like a thumbnail or index file and not needed. The .MOD file is the video file, it a basic mpeg2 video file, just rename it .mpg and you will probably be able to edit it on any program.

    in reply to: How do u download a Youtube Video? #172514
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    This is the one I use, youtube downloader. It saves the raw flash video, and if your applacation supports it (like vlc media player) no conversion is needed. It will also convert the file, if you need to do that. This one is free to use.

    http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/

    in reply to: how best to convert .avi into Quicktime DV or .mov? #188127
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    When you captured it to your computer, was it captured as a dv video ? If it was, then the avi file you have is the same as the raw video file on the tape. You can see if you can export the video to tape, then send them the 2nd copy. If you take the avi file and convert it to any other format then you will be loosing quality and it will no longer be the raw video.

    And if you captured the video in another format (mpeg 4, divx, wmv, mpeg,etc) then you have already lost the quality and just converting the avi file to a dv format will not bring back the quality allready lost. You will have to re capture the video as a dv.

    in reply to: 8mm to dvd questions #164955
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    I recently tried playing with that. Mine also lost some color and detail, I used a sharpness & color correction filter when I edited the moves and it helped some. But I could never get it to look like the film. To get the full resolution and color I think you will end up having to get sent out. The good transfer companies to frame by frame transfers. So there is no chance of flicker the shot right to a camera or the film is actually scanned.

    Here is how mine turned out. The youtube version is more grainy and has less quality than the original.

    in reply to: Video Capture to Hard Drive #164960
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    That should be no problem. When capturing video, the program will show a preview. Depending in the program you should be able to make the preview window full screen or at least half. I have an older JVC minidv camera that you can do live output or capture to firefire so it can right to the computer. Check your camera to make sure it will do that.

    in reply to: VX2100 and HDR-SR11 – miniDV vs HDD #188046
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    I have a panasonic hard drive camera. I would not say it is extremely difficult to edit. I drop it onto the time line, by itself or with dv footage and can cut, copy, apply filter or transitions like any other format. I dont know what format the hrd-sr11 records in so I cant comment directly on it.

    Mine uses mpeg2 and the quality is less than dv. But the trade offs of turning it on and being able to record in 3 or 4 seconds and never having to worry about running out of tape or recording over something I wanted to save are worth it for what I record. If the sonly records in mpeg4 the quality would be improved over the older mpeg2 mine uses.

    in reply to: capturing with other cameras #172152
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    The specs for the camera say -….(consumer digital VCR SD system); Digital component recording….. – so it would appear it would play on any SD mini-dv camera. If it was an HD camera it wouldnt play on an SD camera but since they are both SD should be no problem.

    in reply to: Fire Wire #172141
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    Let me see if I can give you easy answers.

    1. Quality would be the same. Its just how fast it can move video or data.

    Firewire is 400mb / second, that would be like 50 megabytes a second. In the real world you get like 80-90% of the max speed, so maybe 45mb/s.

    Firewire 2 is 800mb is about 100 megabytes a second. So 80-90 megabytes in the real world.

    USB 2 would be 480mbs or about 60 megabytes a second or 50 in daily use.

    2. IEEE1394 is like the official name. Its is the same thing and interchangeable with firewire. Ilink is also the same, thats just what Sony called it.

    3. Any hard drive will have the same video quality. As with #1 its just different speeds. The drive you listed has firewire 400&800, USB2 and ESATA. The SATA would be the fastest way to connect it to a computer, as SATA is 150 megabytes / second and SATA2 is 300 Megabytes a second. The drive is listed as having a burst speed of 80-90megabytes a second when using ESATA. That is about twice as fast as USB2 or firewire 400 can handle and would max out firewire 800.

    4. You can save movies to an external drive the same as an internal. Alot of people have many movies saved to their computers, makes no difference if the drive is internal or external.

    in reply to: Capturing Video #187877
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    If you are doing analog capture on firewire you are just doing the conversion from analog = digital outside the computer. The quality you get depends on how much you spent. Im sure if you compared a 150$ converter box that uses firewire to one of those 20$ usb video capture things your quality would be much better, but thats more because of price and quality than if its firewire or usb or internal.

    It just sound like some people are saying firewire is a capture format, it is just a data cable & port. Same as usb or even pci if using a capture card. Its just a method of moving data, the quality will be as good or bad the device capturing the video.

    in reply to: Capturing Video #187873
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    He is capturing from a vcr, so firewire is not an option. I have copied a few tapes to the computer and had the same problem, my video editing program would not detect the capture card / port. I would go with RS and see if windows movie maker can find it, then just capture it as dv for the best quality and you can then edit it or enhance is in Premiere. I think when I did it I was able a basic program like ulead video studio and it would work with an analog capture card, then I edited it in another program. You can probably get a trail version that will be good enough to capture.

    Remember most standard vcrs didnt have even an s-video port. Its an analog recording so its going to be an analog capture. Its not even the firewire that is giving you the excellent quality, a camera with a usb connection could do the same thing. Your not really capturing when using firewire or usb, more like copying data from the tape to the computer with no conversion. When capturing from a vcr, your converting a analog signal to digital, then compressing it (usually) in some way.

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    Could you convert your jpg files to dv videos first? Then no rendering would be needed, you could just drop them in the timeline. Ffmpeg will do that, and is free.

    in reply to: 2-3 Screen Setup? #164875
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    He is asking about running more than one monitor off his computer.

    Its up to you, but I like matching screens. The dual monitor thing works best when both monitors are set to the same resolution so I would say find one like you have. Most good video cards have dual outputs anymore, some 2 vga or vga and dvi and many times they come with a dvi to vga adapter. Im using a gforce 7300gs,its a fairly budget (like 70$ I think) card but runs 2 monitors just fine. The more you spend the faster card you get, so its all up to your budget. I often watch a movie on one screen while working on the other. It is also is much easier to do video editing on 2 screens. You not stuck with the little preview window, you can use the 2nd monitor for a full screen preview.

    in reply to: Repeated problems with audio delay in DVDs created in Ulead #175811
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    Had the same problem with that also. It made short movies fine but on longer ones the audio would be 2-3 minutes(not seconds) off. Only way I could get it to work was to set it to limit the video to 10-15 minute parts, then use a video joiner to put them back together. You should look for a better program before making your next movie, that program had alot of bugs.

    in reply to: Help Congressman Ron Paul make a video! #182871
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    Why are the few people that are for him act like he is a god. They put up 1000s of signs and flood message boards like this guy.

    “Everyone seen the explosion of Ron Paul videos all over the internet? I told yall it was coming!

    Join the rEVOLution people!”

    in reply to: head cleaner doesn’t work #187889
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    Try switching the camera to playback mode, and not record. If there is no tab it will not let the camera even try to record, but it will still let it play. Your tape should say to let it go for 10 seconds or something like that then stop it.

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