importing files, can I capture [ANSWER]
Posted: Tue, 6th May 2008, 3:00pm
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Hello all I am new to using this software. So here are my questions.
1. Can I import or render/capture the footage straight from the camera?
2. If not what is the best way to import files and still have a high resolution of footage.
Thank you for your help in this matter. I cannot afford to rent the desire locations for my project so I greatly appreciate all the help you can afford.
Posted: Tue, 6th May 2008, 3:27pm
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1. No. CLab, ELab, and VLab are not video editors they are special effects software meant to be used in addition to an NLE (which could capture video from a camera).
2. Depends on your recording medium (DV tape, DVD, hard drive, etc.). Let us know what you use and we can help you better.
Posted: Tue, 6th May 2008, 7:22pm
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I am recording from a panasonic AG DXV-100b and I am using AVID Express PRO & (HD).
Posted: Tue, 6th May 2008, 9:59pm
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I'm not that great with AVID so I'll let someone else answer this. AVID should have excellent capture quality, but I'm not sure about file formats, conversion, etc.
Posted: Tue, 6th May 2008, 11:32pm
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Typically Avid systems will include the Avid Quicktime codec, which is a rather nice codec in point of fact. So you ought to be able to export from Avid Express to a .mov quicktime file, which you can then import to Compositelab for your compositing work.
The DVX-100 is a standard resolution camera (albeit one of the nicest ones available) so if by high resolution you mean higher than 720x480, you're not going to get it from that camera no matter what software you use.