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Old March 21st, 2004, 08:06 PM   #1
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New to DV

I'm taking the leap from analogue and capture cards to DV and Firewire...

Just wondering, I know that captured PAL DV is 756X288 in the DVAVI codec, which is around a gig per 8 minutes (I have 14 gigs freespace :P)

is it possible to capture DV into uncompressed AVI and is there a big difference between this and DVIAVI?
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Old March 21st, 2004, 08:42 PM   #2
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DV-AVI is about 13 Gig per hour. Your size is wrong. PAL is 720 x 576.
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Old March 21st, 2004, 08:49 PM   #3
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Ooops... Thanks for pointing that out :)

Is it possible to capture to Uncompressed AVI though? Is there a big difference in quality between U-AVI and DVAVI?
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Old March 21st, 2004, 09:02 PM   #4
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Not without special hardware. However, If you're taping on MiniDV tape, you're already in DV so there's no advantage to capturing in uncompressed. Capturing DV is equivalent to doing a file copy from tape to hard drive. "Capturing" is kind of a misnomer.
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