Capturing some old mini DV tapes at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > What Happens in Vegas...

What Happens in Vegas...
...stays in Vegas! This PC-based editing app is a safe bet with these tips.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 29th, 2010, 04:21 AM   #1
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,290
Capturing some old mini DV tapes

I have some old mini dv tapes I want to commit to DVD. They play well in camera, but once captured in 9c the audio is broken and unintelligible. Video portion is fine. It's a newish Dell i7 running Vista home edition. In the timeline and burnt to DVD it's broken, in camera it sounds fine.

Fixes?
Brian Luce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2010, 02:45 PM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 8,421
While likely of no use, you could try capturing with Windows Movie Maker...just to see what happens.
Jeff Harper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2010, 05:38 PM   #3
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sydney.
Posts: 2,569
Brian are you capturing those AVI files using firewire? .. or it might be the codec?
Cheers.
__________________
30+ years with our own audio and visual production company and studios.
Allan Black is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2010, 05:49 PM   #4
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,290
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allan Black View Post
Brian are you capturing those AVI files using firewire? .. or it might be the codec?
Cheers.
Yes, by firewire. I'm worried it might just be the age of the tapes. I captured a newer tape (though it was HDV not mini DV) and the audio was fine. That wouldn't bode well for the idea of tape as archive medium. Hopefully it's me, not the tape.
Brian Luce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2010, 05:58 PM   #5
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sydney.
Posts: 2,569
If it plays on your camera the tape is Ok .. but I guess it's not the camera used to shoot the tape? It's not LP speed is it?

Sometimes the signal tracking is not the same old cameras to new cameras. Check your capture settings and try another camera?
Cheers.
__________________
30+ years with our own audio and visual production company and studios.
Allan Black is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2010, 12:44 AM   #6
Old Boot
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: London UK
Posts: 3,529
If the tape was recorded LP, then Allan is right on the money. Both of the symptoms you report and the switch to another camera, not the original, makes for 2 pieces of evidence that point towards the LP-issue direction.

Grazie
Graham Bernard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2010, 02:20 AM   #7
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,290
I've tried it in the original cam and a newer one. Same symptom. However I tried capturing with windows movie maker or whatever it's called and it worked, so must be a Vegas issue.

So looks like Vegas 9c can smoke RED ONE footage but can't handle mini DV and chokes on JPEGS. These are strange times.
Brian Luce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2010, 02:28 AM   #8
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sydney.
Posts: 2,569
Sure are .. got plans to get it onto DVD?

Cheers.
__________________
30+ years with our own audio and visual production company and studios.
Allan Black is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2010, 02:41 AM   #9
Old Boot
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: London UK
Posts: 3,529
Brian, I would have gone down the bookies and laid odds on that one - really! Well, that's worth trying to remember. Liked your "comment" about RED.

Grazie
Graham Bernard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2010, 04:55 AM   #10
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,290
the amazing thing is what a great job Windows Movie does, it puts in little dissolves and makes one nice big file that's easy to slice and dice.
Brian Luce is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > What Happens in Vegas...

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:34 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network