HELP: First attempt at DV capture - corrupt signal

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by H Bergeron, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. H Bergeron

    SjT Guest

    There's nothing i like more than finding a love letter from Tony
    He only made up some code to change raw data in the audio file i
    beleive. Speed wasn't an issue?
    SjT, Sep 1, 2004
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  2. I can archive projects to floppy too, in fact I can fit quite a lot of them
    on to a floppy. I suspect this is another futile argument based on
    misunderstanding of the terminology.
    Malcolm Knight, Sep 1, 2004
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  3. Mine aren't.
    Malcolm Knight, Sep 1, 2004
  4. H Bergeron

    Dave R Guest

    Tell that to anyone using Avid.
    Dave R, Sep 1, 2004
  5. Quite possibly, I believe you may have been responding to Mr. Hardy. I
    dumped him in my kill file a couple of weeks ago. Somewhere I have never
    considered putting you :)
    DV and DVCAM captured using a very old Sony system. Sony were at the time
    insistent that the right way to go about capturing DV was just to clone the
    tape format on to disc. So the files are typed .dv. A number of the high end
    video applications supported the technique at the time and dinosaur that I
    am, I still use them. No format transcoding from tape and all the way back
    to master tape. I don't think anyone does it that way any more, Sony have
    gone on to bigger, better and much more expensive things. HD and digital
    cinema etc.
    Quite likely. I should have stuck my tongue out when originally responding.
    Malcolm Knight, Sep 1, 2004
  6. Just to be clear what I meant...

    My software allows me to dump a complete project description to file, fades,
    effects, volume and panning adjustment, everything. That file and the
    original master tape is enough for the software to rebuild a deleted edit
    exactly as it was at the time the project file was created. The files will
    usually fit on a floppy disc.

    Doesn't all software allow that or something similar?
    Malcolm Knight, Sep 1, 2004
  7. H Bergeron

    SjT Guest

    There's nothing i like more than finding a love letter from "Malcolm
    Yeah, i thought it was common place to do this actually.

    Although i never do such a thing as i'm one of those freaks that
    archive onto data DVD-R'S :D

    But then i'm only making 5-10 minute short films so it suits me well,
    if i was doing something that was an hour or so long then i would
    probably re-think my plan of action :D
    SjT, Sep 1, 2004
  8. Oh dear, here we go again. pontificating on subjects that aren't really

    An avi file of any sort is just a file containing binary data in a specific

    All files are the same, this is one of the most basic understandings of any

    Once you know the data format of any file you can manipulate the raw data in
    any programming language that allows you to read/write binary data to files.

    Avi formats are available on the net though to manipulate an avi file's raw data
    is, IMHO, not worth the effort as the there are a considerable number of Windows
    Multimedia functions that will do the job for you.

    Most of the VBs, AFAIR at least from VB5, allow you to call OS functions and
    the pcode produced isn't that slow but, in any case, speed of any language is
    only of interest if you're trying to do real time processing of the video/audio.

    A quick google shows a number of vb applications for processing video including
    vb video capture source and, of course, Windows Multimedia functions apis for

    While I have no hands on experience with VBA, another quick google comes up with
    a number of pages such as "Adding sound and movies to VBA apps using Windows
    multimedia extensions" which would suggest that it may be possible.

    Oh, and by the way, I use Delphi for avi work.


    Stuart McKears, Sep 1, 2004
  9. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Of course it does help if I use the right word - understood
    Stuart McKears, Sep 1, 2004
  10. H Bergeron

    SjT Guest

    There's nothing i like more than finding a love letter from Stuart
    Or 'Understanded'? ;)
    SjT, Sep 1, 2004
  11. H Bergeron

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    Which it would do, that is the point, you could take a floppy out on one
    NLE, take it to another edit suite with your camera tapes and reload exactly
    the same project with all the in / out points, transitions etc as there was

    How can this works if you are using scene detection software, there is
    always a chance that a clip could be 'x' number of frames out from the last
    time, something that can't happen if you log, EDL and then batch capture.
    :::Jerry::::, Sep 1, 2004
  12. H Bergeron

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    Yes, most medium to high end NLE's will, but we are straying into the world
    of the professionals.....
    :::Jerry::::, Sep 1, 2004
  13. H Bergeron

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    Now that IS a rich thing to come out with, if only you took your own advice
    at times....
    :::Jerry::::, Sep 1, 2004
  14. H Bergeron

    SjT Guest

    There's nothing i like more than finding a love letter from
    Is there a standard 'code' for transistions etc then? that all NLE's
    adhere to?
    SjT, Sep 1, 2004
  15. H Bergeron

    SjT Guest

    There's nothing i like more than finding a love letter from
    Don't f--k with Burt Lancaster!
    SjT, Sep 1, 2004
  16. H Bergeron

    SjT Guest

    There's nothing i like more than finding a love letter from
    Gawwwd, all hell is going to break lose now, i got sky sports on the
    phone wanting to go pay per view with this one :D
    SjT, Sep 1, 2004
  17. H Bergeron

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    No, not at all, it does explain why YOU find yourself either in peoples kill
    files or made to look the ignorant idiot you so plainly are - and to think
    you say others are on ego trips here, you are the biggest ego-tripper here,
    you NEVER ever admit that you are wrong.
    :::Jerry::::, Sep 1, 2004
  18. H Bergeron

    :::Jerry:::: Guest


    Please take this thread to one of the many comp* or sys* groups.
    :::Jerry::::, Sep 1, 2004
  19. H Bergeron

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    Nah, Bodie and Doyle....
    :::Jerry::::, Sep 1, 2004
  20. A bit rich coming from the man who earlier today recommended reading the
    original post... :)

    Where did I say I suggested it? I only said it can be done. I too keep all
    the project files going back to the year dot on my HD, and via the network
    to another PC for backup. As you say, it's a far better strategy.
    Malcolm Knight, Sep 1, 2004
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