Capture SD thru S-video from the HD channel or the SD channel?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by JEBEDIAH DUPREE, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. I want to make a DVD of old SD COPS episodes from my city. I have the
    SA8300 box so my only options is recording thru S-Video. I get a better
    picture from the HD channel because the SD is analog, but the thing is
    the HD channel has grey and black borders since its putting an SD show
    into an 1080i format. So I am wondering which I should use to capture.
    Should i just use the SD channel and keep it simple, or use the HD
    channel and crop the area, then stretch it back maybe? Its kind of

    Lets say I use the HD feed and crop out the borders. Now i have some
    weird aspect ratio. If I capture it to MPEG-2 and set it at the normal
    resolution, will the DVD player then take care of the stretching, or
    would I have to do that beforehand?
    JEBEDIAH DUPREE, Nov 26, 2005
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