analog to MPEG2 with MPEGPRO MVR

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Christophrenes, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. I need to convert analog source to MPEG2 (8hrs of footage at a time -
    usually unattended) and am considering using the Canopus MPEGPRO MVR then
    editing the MPEG2 with MpegCraft into individual files with the footage that
    I need to keep.

    My main considerations are conservation of drive space and reliability as
    I'll frequently be converting several 8hr sessions before getting around to
    the editing. Will primarily be using a laptop.

    Does anyone have any ideas re: my conversion strategy?


    Christophrenes, Nov 19, 2003
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    Dan Maas Guest

    My main considerations are conservation of drive space and reliability as
    From looking at Canopus' site, the MVR is a PCI card - you won't be
    able to use it in a laptop.

    I agree that a hardware MPEG-2 encoder is the way to go. Most of these
    are PCI cards, but there are some outboard encoders with a USB or
    FireWire interface. (a quick Google search turned up the Pinnacle
    MovieBox and Hauppage WinTV PVR USB. I don't have any experience with
    these products though)

    Dan Maas, Nov 19, 2003
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  3. Thanks Dan - yeah, you're right - I meant the MPEGPRO EMR which is the
    external USB version.
    Christophrenes, Nov 19, 2003
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    Luke Guest

    I just ordered the external MPEGPRO and I'll let you know how it goes
    as soon as I get it. I've been using the Canopus ADVc100 which
    converts analog signal to DV and it has been flawless.
    Luke, Nov 20, 2003
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