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Old April 21st, 2009, 10:48 PM   #16
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Checking if I read this correctly, comment within.

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There are many tools that can do it automagically and faster than real time. Nero is one. I do this quite often.

** Do you mean PC based tools which reduce the amount of human time required? The capture from dv-tape could only move as fast as the camera output**

The extra files and menus are ancillary to the video but required to comply with the video DVD standard.

No and no. Many record from the camera direct to DVD. It's not a big deal.
**Do you mean a data DVD burner w direct input from a dv cam to do that is available (as I originally wanted), or a dedicated "DVD recorder" device? I can't find the former, so am looking at the latter.

Remember though that the DV coming from your camera is compressed, but the MPEG recorded on the DVD is generally much more compressed. You will lose quality compared to your source tape.
*Visible quality loss - good to know. Sounds like I'll need to keep some portion of the physical tapes.*

I've had good luck with the Panasonic units. My two are two years old now and get a pretty regular workout. Pretty solid units.
*A pleasant suprise for low-priced consumer gear*.
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 06:24 AM   #17
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Since quotes cannot be quoted here, I'll re-lay this out.

** Do you mean PC based tools which reduce the amount of human time required? The capture from dv-tape could only move as fast as the camera output**
>>> No, not from DV tape. I was referring to ripping video from a DVD. Sorry if I misunderstood your reply.

**Do you mean a data DVD burner w direct input from a dv cam to do that is available (as I originally wanted), or a dedicated "DVD recorder" device? I can't find the former, so am looking at the latter.
>>> No, not a data DVD burner. There are, however, several DVD recorders that will. Think of these as VCRs but with DVD drives instead of tape transports. The theory is very much the same.

*Visible quality loss - good to know. Sounds like I'll need to keep some portion of the physical tapes.*
>>> For most of us without LTO tape, keeping the source tapes is the best way to archive footage.
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 09:50 AM   #18
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I am almost certain that thee is a windows program that will let you record video from tape in your camera direct to dvd writer in your computer but cannot remember where I saw it, might be worth having a search round sorry I can't remember but if I do I will certainly let you know.

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