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Old February 14th, 2005, 08:51 AM   #1
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HDVxDV -- haven't seen this posted anywhere yet.

Hey HDVers,

Check this out:

http://www.hdvxdv.com/

"HDVxDV captures and converts High Definition video from an HDV camera or VCR into any Quicktime video format. It resizes the video to fit the most common High Definition, Standard Definition, and Multi-media frame sizes. HDVxDV will change the field ordering, so that it matches what your editing system expects to see."

This doesn't seem to be discussed anywhere...is this even useful now that we have iMovie HD? It looks like it converts to any format.
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Old February 14th, 2005, 10:40 AM   #2
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preserves timecode

This is from the Purchase/Download page:

"The trial version of HDVxDV 1.02 is available via download. This new version features real time audio and video preview (requires a PowerMac dual processor 1 Gigahertz G4 or faster dual processor system). In addition, the timecode is now displayed in the timeline. When a new Quicktime movie is created, the original camera's timecode will be preserved."

If this product could be combined with LumiereHD as one application that'd be great. I'm happy with DVDxDV and LHD as I've bought both. It seems you'll need LHD even with HDVxDV in order to create a camera original version to print to HDV or D-VHS tape.
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Timecode saved with HDVxDV?

Murad, so this is useful as it preserves timecode and LHD doesn't??
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Old February 14th, 2005, 11:58 AM   #4
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Re: Timecode saved with HDVxDV?

<<<-- Originally posted by Christopher C. Murphy : Murad, so this is useful as it preserves timecode and LHD doesn't?? -->>>

Christopher, I'm thinking that if HDVxDV's claim of preserving the "original camera's timecode" is true, AND that timecode information could be used with LHD's XML or otherwise be recognized within FCP, that would be tremendous for all of us.

As it stands today, we're living on the edge with HDV on our Macs because we don't have a media manager life preserver. If we lose a hard drive or otherwise mess up our media while cutting a DV project, we can easily and (relatively) conveniently reconnect from the source tapes. If something bad happens in the middle of an HDV project, we're out of luck.

My HDV wish list includes start-stop detection and timecode preservation. I'd also like an AIC2 to come along one of these days.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 03:32 PM   #6
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Is there something this program does that Mpeg Streamclip doesn't do? They seem like they do the same things and even have similar interfaces- so where's the differences?
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Is there something this program does that Mpeg Streamclip doesn't do? They seem like they do the same things and even have similar interfaces- so where's the differences?
The difference is timecode preservation, which MPEG Streamclip lacks and HDVxDV has. This is important if you ever need to do an offline edit of HDV material. You can capture the HDV to a huge external hard drive using HDVxDV, then from within HDVxDV you can export FCP-friendly offline files. Edit in the offline format, then when you're ready, use Media Manager to create an HDV project, and reconnect the HDV files you already captured. This makes sense if you'd like to edit on a PowerBook (using OfflineRT, for example) or edit in DV (so things move along much more quickly).
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