I've scoured the forum here but there's so many posts I can't find a simple answer to this question - sorry if it's been covered, if so please post the link.
What is the best practice for acquiring 24P (16:9) footage in Windows (vista) via firewire connection?
I've tried Windows Movie Maker - but the dvr-ms files are pretty useless in anything but WMM. I can capture the footage but I can't convert it to .avi because WMM can't load the file (it crashes). Captures, plays in media player, but can't be loaded by movie maker - great MS software!
I've tried Premiere Pro 2 but I don't know what settings to use to get the best picture quality - video was shot in 24P (cinemode). I used the Premiere "plugin" to support the 24F Canon format - the results were ok but there were big time interlace problems especially in fast-moving scenes. I have no idea how the footage became interlaced considered it was shot in cinemode. So - I would appreciate any help here with getting the settings in Premiere "just right".
Finally - I tried hdvsplit to acquire the footage but this results in badly artifacted mpg's so I don't think this is an option.
I think Premiere is the best but again, I'm not sure exactly how to set everything up. I certainly don't want an extremely huge file that's too bloated to play in real time - ultimately I'd like to store the footage as a tiff sequence.
Many thanks in advance - again sorry if this has been covered previously!