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Old April 6th, 2006, 01:10 AM   #16
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Thank you, Glenn. Your answer wasn't overly complex :)
Whoa whoa whoa, I didn't take over Matthew's body there. ;)

Anyways, "uncompressed" (rec. 601) and DV (over firewire) are not the same frame size.
"Uncompressed" is 720X486. By uncompressed, I am really talking about a specific format.
DV (over firewire) is 720X480. The "depressed about uncompressed" article explains this well.

The last time I was working with uncompressed I didn't really have to worry about this, because the DV deck I was using was the DSR-1700. It has SDI out, so you can capture miniDV to the rec. 601 / "uncompressed" format. While that's convenient, I'm not so sure it's worth the several grand paying for that kind of deck. So you might want to look at the resizing.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 08:57 AM   #17
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Sorry, Matthew and Glenn, for getting makijng a mistake with your names... :)

I had no idea that BetaSP and miniDV frame sizes were different.

I thought that the sandard NTSC frame size was 720x480. Thanks for making that clear and for the information.

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Old April 7th, 2006, 04:05 AM   #18
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NTSC is such a confusing beast. I will be glad the day it is gone. The bad thing about this industry is there are toooooooo many standards for different formats, regions and so forth. They need one standard.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 08:09 AM   #19
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So you might want to look at the resizing.
Nope. You get a bad picture if you do this. What you do is either add 6 black lines (2 top, 4 bottom) to the DV picture or crop 6 lines off the SD picture.

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