MiniDV to DVD recorder

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by bennychen24, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. bennychen24

    bennychen24 Guest

    I plan to get a DVD HDD Recorder so that I can transfer all my home
    to DVD media.

    Currently , using PC with firewire card to transfer in .avi then
    encode. A lot of work!

    Using firewire cable - will all the timestamps on the MiniDV tape be
    into the DVD Hdd recorder? I don't want to lose the timestamp of events
    on the tape.

    Can anyone please share your experience.

    bennychen24, Sep 24, 2005
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  2. bennychen24

    AnthonyR Guest

    It might be possible but easy? LOL Nothing is easy when it comes to
    converting and making DVD's.
    I did the DVD Recorder with HDD route already, I certainly didn't find it
    easy or to my satifaction, but
    everyone is different you might like the dvd's with the generic menu

    I am currently trying to capture video directly to MPEG2 using a Plextor USB
    capture device and
    burn dvd' son PC faster without the need to encode from DV to MPEG, I have
    getting encouraging
    results with the mpeg captures themselves, i just need to figure ou the best
    software to edit and burn dvd with
    to save time. My Premiere pro doesn't like editing in Mpeg, so that's out. I
    can use videoredo and then adobe encore.
    I think that's what i'll end up with but If i find a program that can make
    quick edit and burn dvd's also that would be better.
    Good Luck,
    AnthonyR, Sep 24, 2005
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  3. bennychen24

    Anon Guest

    I'm not sure if the timestamps can be retained unless it's hardcoded to the
    video. I don't see an option anywhere to add timestamp to the raw video
    after the transfer from tape.
    Anon, Sep 25, 2005
  4. The timestamps are clearly part of the DV bitstream that comes
    through the Firewire interface. Else products like Scenalyzer, wouldn't work.

    OTOH, whether some (unidentified) DVD Hdd recorder will
    actually save that timecode information is a completely different
    question. It is certainly not answerable when we don't know the
    identity of the DVD Hdd recorder.

    I'd bet good money that NONE of them do this as it is clearly way
    outside the list of mass-market product requirements.
    Richard Crowley, Sep 25, 2005
  5. bennychen24

    Anon Guest

    That's nice, what other common editing softwares can add the timestamps?
    Anon, Sep 25, 2005
  6. Whichever ones chose to implement the feature.
    Likely not ones that were designed for the consumer
    Richard Crowley, Sep 25, 2005
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