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Best Capture Format

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Hi all,

 

so far, I have tended to capture all my video from camera in the DV AVI format. Creator also lets me capture in MPEG format so I was wondering what the consensus is on which is best.

 

Clearly MPEG results in a smaller file size so I suspect this would mean some degradation in quality - although at first glance the playback appears more or less identical.

 

If I start capturing in MPEG am I going to regret it later when it comes to editing in Videowave ?

 

Thanks

 

Ian

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Hi all,

 

so far, I have tended to capture all my video from camera in the DV AVI format. Creator also lets me capture in MPEG format so I was wondering what the consensus is on which is best.

 

Clearly MPEG results in a smaller file size so I suspect this would mean some degradation in quality - although at first glance the playback appears more or less identical.

 

If I start capturing in MPEG am I going to regret it later when it comes to editing in Videowave ?

 

Thanks

 

Ian

 

If you have the space on your computer, AVI is best. It is uncompressed and your computer should edit it quicker. When you go to burn to a DVD, the final format will be a mpg2 file format. You would save some formatting and unformating and reformatting but I doubt that unless you are doing HD video, you would not notice much difference.

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