Transfering Analogue Video > Panasonic E95 > DVD > Web ?

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    CJB Guest

    Transfering Analogue Video > Panasonic E95 > DVD > Web

    Please can someone advise.

    The object of the excercise is to transfer VHS/SVHS analogue footage to

    1/ for archiving and 2/ for uploading to my web site.

    For this I have just purchased a Panasonic E95 DVD recorder with 160Gb
    hard-drive. I plan to play the analogue footage from the original SVHS
    Panasonic camcorder directly into the E95 and store this on the
    hard-drive. Also I can play any VHS footage from my Panasonic VCR
    directly into the E95. In both cases hopefully retaining some
    commensurate quality with the original footage.

    My thoughts are that since the analogue video is directly captured and
    digitised by the E95 alone the results could be slightly better than
    using a Firewire cable from my camcorder or VCR connected to a capture
    card in a PC.

    Having got the footage onto the hard-drive, and then suitably edited, I
    want to be able to transfer the results to DVD-R or DVD-RAM discs.

    The issue then is how to upload the results to the Internet. And there
    I am stuck. The E95 instruction booklet (actually more like a technical
    volume) does not describe how to do this. Indeed whilst the E95 happily
    replays the newly recorded DVD discs, the discs do not play on my PC!!!


    1/ what do I have to do to transfer the digitised recordings to a PC,

    2/ what format do I have to convert them for uploading to a web site.

    I would like to upload them in MP3 or WMV format, or perhaps for
    RealPlayer-type streaming.

    Also are there any instructional books on how to actually use the E95.
    The instruction booklet whilst complex is basically an operations

    Very many thanks - CJB.
    CJB, Apr 6, 2005
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  2. 1. have you 'finalised' the dvd-r's in the panasonic recorder ?
    if you don't finalise them they are not true dvd's and won't play in
    many units.

    2. mp3 is audio only.

    3. panasonic have a program called dvd-moviealbum-se which allows
    editing of dvd-ram disks in a suitable pc-drive and then copying final
    file to harddrive on pc as a mpeg file.

    you can then convert that to whatever your software allows you to
    convert to.

    4. my e50 and e55 manuals were clear enough for my parents-in-law to
    understand ..... suggest you make short notes on the more important
    stuff , try it out , and it will become second nature.

    Gary MacKenzie
    Audio Visual Technician / Video Editor
    gary mackenzie, Apr 6, 2005
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