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Looking for the best results from VHS tape,I have tried to capture vidio to a Hard drive in AV mode,this will play back on the computor but is not accepted as a format via.a micro multi media player adaptorto a TV.I can play recorded films in AVI with no problems using this method.Capturing in DVD mode gives a very grainy picture.This question is U.K.based ie.PAL system.

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You are throwing out some strange terms that don't even exist in the software???

 

Capture choices are DV (avi) or DV HQ (mpeg) and some lesser ones from there…

 

The AVI file created when using the DV setting is a standard AVI file, accepted by any & all software throughout the world!

 

A little more info from you on this would be useful.

 

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You are throwing out some strange terms that don't even exist in the software???

 

Capture choices are DV (avi) or DV HQ (mpeg) and some lesser ones from there…

 

The AVI file created when using the DV setting is a standard AVI file, accepted by any & all software throughout the world!

 

A little more info from you on this would be useful.

 

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Thank you for answering,this is a learning process for me.AV.is the term I see in the Easy VHS to DVD menu listing.I am saving to a stand alone hard drive,as this gives me the opertunity to save many old tapes and pick the ones I want to save to DVD disc.I want to save in AVI,as I have found that having been given films,via friends on memory sticks.That my media player excepts as AVI,this seems to be of a better quality than I am getting using any of the DVD settings,ie.SP.HQ,LP,vidio.(EASY.Progame) These settings also only seem to record the suject matter in MPEG.using different amounts of memory.

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Thank you for answering,this is a learning process for me.AV.is the term I see in the Easy VHS to DVD menu listing.I am saving to a stand alone hard drive,as this gives me the opertunity to save many old tapes and pick the ones I want to save to DVD disc.I want to save in AVI,as I have found that having been given films,via friends on memory sticks.That my media player excepts as AVI,this seems to be of a better quality than I am getting using any of the DVD settings,ie.SP.HQ,LP,vidio.(EASY.Progame) These settings also only seem to record the suject matter in MPEG.using different amounts of memory.

Video is a lot different than anything you have ever worked with before!!!

 

The file extensions are absolutely meaningless as an indication of quality… I can make an mpeg come out as like garage or make it come out in Blue-ray quality, yet both will have the same extension!!! – same for AVI.

 

Let's talk in Specifics as far as V2D.

 

Capture + Files Size: (DV is best but DV HQ is so close)

DV = 12.8 GB/Hr

DV HQ = 3.45 GB/Hr

DV SP = 1.77 GB/Hr

DV LP = .081 GB/Hr

VCD = 0.561 GB/Hr

 

Anything below DV or DV HQ isn't worth looking at… Additionally, you can never render UP with good results! You can change the Final Output by reducing the quality with less impact than trying to capture at low quality and render up.

 

Output:

No matter what the source files are, MyDVD is going to make them into a DVD Movie format that conforms to Standards and will play on any Player…

 

You can tinker with a couple of settings but Quality goes downhill fast when you depart from the HQ setting!

 

DVD Quality:

 

HQ = 720 X 480 @ 9Mbps

SP = 352 X 240 @ 6Mbps

LP = 352 X 240 @ 4Mbps

ELP = 352 X 240 @ 3Mbps

 

DVD Time – DVD Capacity

4.7Gb:

HQ = 1:06

SP = 1:37

LP = 2:22

ELP = 3:04

 

8.5 Gb:

HQ = 2:00

SP = 2:57

LP = 4:19

ELP = 5:35

 

Get yourself a disc or 2 of DVD RW media so you can practice and see what the outcome is with various settings.

 

It also helps if you clearly state your Goals for your productions.

 

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