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Raw File Compatability For Video Wave--are Dvcpro Hd Files Ok?


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Hi all,

 

I'm new to video editing, and I've got a project coming up that requires me to edit raw video files from another videographer. Those files are in DVCPRO HD format, but I'm not sure whether they work with Roxio. Is there an ideal format to work with, or is DVCPRO HD as good as any to use?

 

Thanks!

Kriste

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Hi all,

 

I'm new to video editing, and I've got a project coming up that requires me to edit raw video files from another videographer. Those files are in DVCPRO HD format, but I'm not sure whether they work with Roxio. Is there an ideal format to work with, or is DVCPRO HD as good as any to use?

 

Thanks!

Kriste

 

Thanks for asking that question. It took me a little while to find out what that format is. Those are special format video files usually taken by prosumer/professional videographers with cameras like this one.

 

Do you have a PC or MAC? Look at the Raylight product to convert those files to something that a PC or a MAC can handle. You would probably need something like one of Sonic Solutions professional programs like Scenarist (no price given), Sony Vegas Pro for PC or Final Cut Studio ($1400)for a MAC.

 

I doubt that a consumer program like Roxio Creator will handle that special format. I would think it would be like going after an elephant with a BB gun ! :blink: What do you plan to do with the video?

 

What other options do you have for the file format?

 

Of course, I may be all wrong since I never heard of the format before and my knowledge comes from a few good Google searches.

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Apart from that, standard DVCPRO (also known as DVCPRO25) is otherwise identical to DV at a bitstream level.
I found that in Wikipedia. DVCPro is recorded differently on the tape (helical scan spacing with audio on its own track), but is the same once transferred - or at least that is how I interpret that statement. I would say the best thing would be to just try. :) If you can find a way to transfer the video, give it a shot and let us know.
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Thanks for asking that question. It took me a little while to find out what that format is. Those are special format video files usually taken by prosumer/professional videographers with cameras like this one.

 

Do you have a PC or MAC? Look at the Raylight product to convert those files to something that a PC or a MAC can handle. You would probably need something like one of Sonic Solutions professional programs like Scenarist (no price given), Sony Vegas Pro for PC or Final Cut Studio ($1400)for a MAC.

 

I doubt that a consumer program like Roxio Creator will handle that special format. I would think it would be like going after an elephant with a BB gun ! :blink: What do you plan to do with the video?

 

What other options do you have for the file format?

 

Of course, I may be all wrong since I never heard of the format before and my knowledge comes from a few good Google searches.

 

Hi,

 

I have a PC, and I'm getting footage from a professional videographer in order to edit them down as clips for use on a website or on sites like YouTube. He asked what format I wanted (because his raw files are in DVCPRO HD), and I want to be sure I get converted files that are manageable in Roxio.

 

What's best for this purpose?

 

Thanks for your help!

 

Kriste

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