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#1 Ian_K

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 04:14 AM

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 ?

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Ian
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Posted 03 April 2010 - 05:04 AM

QUOTE (Ian_K @ Apr 3 2010, 07:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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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#3 Ian_K

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 12:43 PM

Thanks Steve,

just wanted to make sure it wouldnt backfire on me later.

Ian
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