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2009 September 30th, 14:44
I'm a little confused on what format I should capture my footage to when my final output is going to be a DVD. I have a HV30 and have been filming in 30p and then capturing my footage using Premiere as HD footage. After I'm done editing I export to Microsoft AVI and then import into Encore. I had it in my head that if I edit the foot as HD then the final outcome will have better quality. Is this true or should I just capture the footage as normal DV? If I'm able to just edit in DV then I could save a lot of time right? thanks for any responses.
2009 September 30th, 15:50
I had it in my head that if I edit the foot as HD then the final outcome will have better quality. Is this true or should I just capture the footage as normal DV? If I'm able to just edit in DV then I could save a lot of time right?
Some people claim that in camera HD to SD conversion isn't as good as what they can get using their NLE. Another group claim the HD to SD conversion in the NLE isn't as good as what they can get using a separate program. However, the increase in quality you get by spending more time on editing and less time on tedious conversions surely outweighs everything else.
2009 September 30th, 18:15
Thanks for the reply.
I'm asking because I wouldn't have to use a separate program to convert to SD. I would just set the camera to export as DV or SD and make my project SD as well. So I would capture in SD then Edit in SD and then Export as a Microsoft AVI to then import into Encore to Burn as a DVD. there would be no conversion by a 3rd party software.
I hope I'm explaining this right. I guess basically I'm asking if it matters if I edited the video in HD or SD if it's going to wind up on a DVD. Am I going to lose any quality if I edit in SD.
2009 September 30th, 18:29
You want to edit in the best possible resolution, so, yes, you capture in HD and only down convert during export to DVD.
2009 September 30th, 18:34
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