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best export codec

Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 11:41am

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donkey

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just a question regarding which codec to export from alamdv2 would be the best quality. Basically I have windows xp, alamdv2, adobe premiere pro. I export from premiere pro an avi file into alamdv2 and when ready to export i have these codec for choices: cinepak codec, intel indeo, microsoft video, 3ivx D4, xvid mpeg 4 codec, divx pro 5.1, full frames (uncompressed). Any help would be appreciated thanks
Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 12:31pm

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Brettsta

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Export full framss(uncompressed) from alamdv
Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 12:33pm

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Simon K Jones

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When working with video you don't want to keep converting the file into different codecs, so it is best to keep it as either as DV footage or uncompressed for the duration of the editing process, as you take it in and out of different applications.
Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 5:22pm

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TAP2

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For the thousandth time biggrin

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Capture your footage
Convert to Uncompressed
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EDIT

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Re-Convert To DV
Export to tape
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Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 8:17pm

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donkey

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THANKS PEOPLE. JUST ONE THING, I CAPTURE IN PREMIERE PRO AND THE PROGRAMME SAVES THE FOOTAGE AS AVI. IS THIS UNCOMPRESSED DV FOOTAGE????
THANKS
Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 8:33pm

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Brettsta

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it is uncompressed when it is captured, whcih is why it takes up so much space. I dont even know if it is possible to capture with compression.
Posted: Thu, 22nd Jan 2004, 3:42pm

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Artifex

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Some NLEs, like Ulead MediaStudio Pro, do have the option of capturing to compressed formats such as MPEG-1 or MPEG-2. I guess it's alright if you knew you were going to publish to VCD, SVCD or DVD to do your compression on the front end. Personally, I find this workflow to be bass ackwards, but I suppose it could work. Different strokes, eh?