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Tim Bickford May 15th, 2008 09:03 AM

MPEG-2 to Cineform AVI via direct conversion
I just purchased Aspect last night. I'm very happy about my new investment.

When using the 15 day trial version I captured HDV directly from my Canon XL H1 via the P-Pro CS3 provided HDV (MPEG-2) capture. I then used Aspect to convert the MPEG-2 files to AVI files. Aspect broke my 45 minute MPEG-2 down into short little segments of AVI's I was impressed with how the software did this.

QUESTION: Have I lost any quality by converting the MPEG-2 files directly versus if I had captured from the XL H1 with Cineform capture?

I did originally attempt to capture from the XL H1 directly through the Cineform HDV capture. However, I was getting an error message after a few minutes of capture (i.e. "Did not capture"). I assumed that perhaps there may have been some sort of limitation on the trial version.


David Newman May 15th, 2008 09:13 AM

Using direct capture or conversion of existing files the quality is the same.

Your capture problems are not a trial issue. Do some capture tests using HDLink (in the CineForm->Aspect HD.) Once it is working there you should be able to capture within Premiere.

Tim Bickford May 15th, 2008 09:33 AM


Thanks... I'll give it a shot. Also, do you email notices to customers when there is a rev change. Are rev updates free?

Thanks again. This software is great!
Tim Bickford

David Newman May 15th, 2008 09:52 AM

Thanks for the nice feedback. We do updates often, too often to send out emails (that would be annoying) so we put the annoucement here (this forum) and as a news feed http://www.cineform.com/CineFormNews.xml Updates are free for all minor reversions. A major revision typically coinsides with an Adobe upgrade, e.g. CS4, for that we typical charge 20-30% of the MRSP for an upgrade. We don't expect that to happen for a while, plus we grandfather in recent owners to get the major updates for free. All pretty fair we think.

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