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DVD recorder VS PC capture devices 7/28/2008 9:38:22 AM   (Total replies: 2)
Hi I am just about to digitise some old legacy Hi8 home movies. The output of which is Composite video with Mono line out. PAL standard. I have used PC capture cards in the distant past, and remember that results were less than perfect, and the process was hit and miss and quite time consuming when capturing analogue source material. I have recently borrowed a standalone DVD recorder and have been experimenting with using it as a capture device. My version of movie Maker seems to cope ...

Re: DVD recorder VS PC capture devices 7/29/2008 5:48:23 AM   (Total replies: 1)
Thanks John, and yes I have had a good look at papajohn.org, it is a good resource. I am only using the DVD recorder as a capture device, I then intend to do the conversion you suggest. I have also followed the info link in the GSpot program that I have been using to analyze various video files: http://lipas.uwasa.fi/~f76998/video/conversion/ describes in detail formats and screen sizes. This is particularly poignant for me, as the footage I have on Hi8 is in anamorphic 16:9 Jukka ...

Re: DVD recorder VS PC capture devices 8/5/2008 9:52:09 AM   (Total replies: 0)
OK I have now has some conflicting information regarding PC capture cards. It has been suggested that if I use a PC capture card, there are some systems that can provide a noise reduction function and/or signal conditioning during capture, and this can aid in cleaning up the analogue signal prior to digitising. Comments welcome on this! I also see many people in this forum are using the Dazzle USB capture device, are thay any good? Again comments from people who have been there ...

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