transfer from mini dv to dvd

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by juanala, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. juanala

    juanala Guest

    Can anyone tell me if there´s any quality loss in the transfer from a
    mini dv cam to a dvd disc using a laptop with a dvd burner? what´s the
    best conection to do it? Or what other methods can i use to store
    video from mi mini dv cam that is not the tape?
    juanala, Aug 17, 2003
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  2. There are no other methods at the moment but transferring to DVD is not
    straightforward yet. You have to capture the video from mini dv cam and
    then compress to MPEG2, which has many choices of "bit rate" that affect the
    quality. Then you have to use DVD authoring software to build a file that
    is written to the DVD-R disc. There may be a consumer DVD recorder that
    allows you to go straight from a video signal to DVD-R but I don't know of
    such a system, maybe Panasonice has one. The Macintosh has iDVD and iMovie
    which might let you do this painlessly but again I haven't used them yet.
    Good luck!
    Kevin Triplett
    Austin, TX
    Kevin Triplett, Aug 18, 2003
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  3. There are no other methods at the moment but transferring to DVD is
    First off, I'm no expert on the subject. ;-)

    That said, shouldn't a firewire DVD burner (or even a built-in
    DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW?) be able to burn DVD-ROMs of data (like DV) without
    converting it to MPEG2? I'm not exactly sure how one would go about
    this & couldn't say whether it would be a practical solution, but I
    suspect there are folks on this board who might have some answers. You
    probably would have to capture the data first, though, onto your
    laptop. Then you would have to copy it to the DVD recorder. Might even
    be able to use Toast to do it.

    Frank Wiewandt
    Frank Wiewandt, Aug 18, 2003
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