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Old April 13th, 2008, 06:52 PM   #1
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capture M2T and convert later?

Is there a difference between capturing native HDV M2T file and converting to Cineform AVI later and capturing directly to Cineform AVI? Thanks!
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Old April 13th, 2008, 10:01 PM   #2
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In terms of the resulting files, no difference at all.

Capturing directly does save some time, because the conversion is happening as a background process concurrently with the footage transfer over firewire.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 11:42 PM   #3
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I do both and have found that avi is ok but if I want to use conversion to mov I capture as m2t then convert, vegas 8 does like large amounts of mov. files at once. the more I use mov. conversion in cineform the better I like the rendered files, rendering into mpeg4 gives me slightly better quality. cineform is fairly fast conversion either at capture or later on
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Old April 14th, 2008, 02:07 AM   #4
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I was asking mainly about quality, I know that later conversion takes some time.

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