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Old January 23rd, 2007, 09:48 AM   #16
 
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Danny...

oops, you're right. after awhile, all these numbers float around in my head and I lose track. Thanx for the correction.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 09:54 AM   #17
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I am simply renaming the files so as to simplify typing when making the copies and using DOS to do a copy /b file1+file2+file3 final_file.

The files can be file1.avi, etc or file1.m2t, etc. The /b makes it binary. Anyway, all it is doing is adding the files together and copying them into one large and final file.
Ye Olde Dos - excellent!

This "trick" works well for native MPEG streams (like the .m2t) but may not work for AVIs. AVIs are indexed and, usually, you can't just concatenate them.
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Old January 26th, 2007, 10:38 PM   #18
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Ye Olde Dos - excellent!

This "trick" works well for native MPEG streams (like the .m2t) but may not work for AVIs. AVIs are indexed and, usually, you can't just concatenate them.
Did some tests and the AVI files would not concatenate but the raw .dv files would.

Windows Media player won't play them but QuickTime does.

When I loaded the test file into vegas 7 the aspect ratio was wrong. It is supposed to be 16x9 widescreen but looked like a scrunched 4x3. Even with the proper settings. I fixed that by right clicking on the file and then selected properties and uncheck 'Maintain aspect ratio' and then it works perfectly.

I don't know if this will work with other NLE's but all one can do is try it.

Sure is nice to know that at least for Vegas 7 there is a way to have one long video file.

Still wish Focus Enhancements would create a free software utility for registered users that would combine (concatenate) all of the different file types that the FS-4 HD produces to make it possible to work with one large file, solve the seamless problem in Vegas, hopefully solve other problems in other NLE's and maybe it won't be necessary to go to NTFS afterall. Also, the utility would determine if the files actually belong together so as not to combine files that are separate because one stopped and started recording at different times.

I've seen some shareware softwares that are supposed to join video files but I am not sure how well they would work when it comes to the variety of files produced by the FS-4 HD.

Hope this helps everyone here. What do you all think?

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Old March 6th, 2007, 09:16 AM   #19
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raw dv = .dv?

Looking for directly-to-disk solutions, I've found some portable Hard Disks that record in ".avi" or "dv raw" formats. I'm not sure about what this "raw dv" actually means. Is it the ".dv"?

I work with FCP, which is native QT movie files. Would this application be able to work with raw dv with no further enconding process?
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Old March 9th, 2007, 09:03 PM   #20
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hd-sdi to disk

I sorry I can't remember where I saw this...but some Russian gentleman was working on a disc array the could record uncompressed HD to disc.
Obviously nice for us Canon XL H1 users out there....

Anyone else hear about this ? I saw a "proto" photo...and the box was the size of the Firestore but slightly larger. Capacity was something like 1 terabyte.

Interesting....if it will ever exist ...
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