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Which codec gives me the best result?

Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 10:26pm

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rglaf

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I'm using Studio 9 (Pinnacle) and AlamDV2, a great combination, i think, but I've always wondered which codec that gives me the best result.

To be honest, I think AlamDV2 gives me a short amount of choices when it comes to exporting. I can choose between the following codecs:

Cinepak Codec by Radius
Microsoft Video 1
Intel Indeo Video 4.5
Three different "Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec" (I can't see the difference, because the display is too small. Silly, I say.)
Microsoft Windows Media Video
XviD MPEG-4 Codec
PICVideo MJPEG Video
TechSmith Screen Capture Co(something, small display, again)
DivX 5.2.0 Codec
Uncompressed

Which one is the best? I've exported from Studio 9 with something called "Huffyuv v2.1.1", but I can't choose that codec from the AlamDV2 list.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 10:33pm

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BackOfTheHearse

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With studio, I've always exported with the Microsoft DV codec, re-saved it as uncompressed in VirtualDub, imported that new file into AlamDV2, exported from AlamDV2 as Uncompressed, then re-saved in VirtualDub back into the DV codec to re-insert into Studio. A lot of work, but it conserves quality well.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 10:47pm

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rglaf

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This might be a bit off-topic, but I opened VirtualDub, chose the AVI file, and I want to re-save it as uncompressed. How?

When this has been answered, I have the solution I needed, so thanks.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 12:06am

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BackOfTheHearse

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In the video menu, there is an option for "compression". Go there, and select uncompressed.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 6:52pm

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Redhawksrymmer

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I always export uncompressed all the way until I finally export the finished version of the movie to my hardrive. So I would chose "uncompressed" as a codec inside AlamDV2.
Posted: Thu, 4th Nov 2004, 2:14pm

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rglaf

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Thanks alot for any replies. My problem has been solved.