Transfering Analogue Video > Panasonic E95 > DVD > Web?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by CJB, May 24, 2005.

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    CJB Guest

    Transfering Analogue Video > Panasonic E95 > DVD > Web?

    Please can someone advise me. My ultimate goal is to upload analogue
    video footage onto a web server.

    Right now I have a Panasonic E95 which I have used to capture the
    analogue footage and convert it to digital using SP mode. I have edited
    and burnt this footage onto a finalised DVD-R disk and also onto a
    DVD-RAM disk.

    Both disks play back OK on the E95. The DVD-R disk plays back OK on my
    Pioneer DVD player.

    Unfortunately however when I put these disks into the CD drive on my
    W'XP computer Windows Explorer refuses to recognise that there is
    anything there. In fact it commands "Insert Disk into Drive" (or
    something like that).

    What do I now need to do to get at least the DVD-RAM disk recognised by
    Windows, and better still to be able to upload the digital footage onto
    the hard drive and thereby upload it onto a web-based server?

    Many thanks - CJB
     
    CJB, May 24, 2005
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    marks542004 Guest



    OK, it sounds like you are moving along nicely.

    If the drive on your PC system is actually a CD drive it will not read
    a DVD.

    If it is a DVD/CD drive you should look at the specs and see if there
    are any restrictions on what it will read. (there used to be specific
    DVD-R or DVD+R drives)

    If it is a CD only then you need to buy a DVD drive.

    You may be better off with a cheap analogue capture card once you
    determine what delivery method you are using for web video. that is
    streaming video or download. The image size and bitrate will impact
    those choices.
     
    marks542004, May 24, 2005
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    CJB Guest

    OK - many thanks for the help. Yes it seems that the internal PC drive
    is for CDs only. It wont even read DVD-RAM disks that have JPEG photos
    on. However the analogue capture card in the Panasonic E95 gives superb
    results with no need to fiddle with all the various capture and
    transfer parameters. So I'm going to try and use a cheap external drive
    via the USB port. Chris B.
     
    CJB, May 25, 2005
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    CJB Guest

    Tried to read the DVD disks produced by my E95 with a DVD/CD Writer on
    a PC.

    BUT - it wouldn't even consider reading the DVD-RAM disk, which I need
    it to do in order to retain quality.

    However it DID read the DVD-R disk. There was a folder called \VIDEO_TS
    In this there were the following files:

    VIDEO_TS.BUP
    VIDEO_TS.VOB
    VIDEO_TS.IFO
    VTS_01_0.BUP
    VTS_01_1.VOB
    VTS_01_2.VOB

    I copied these OK to my PC.

    Unfortunately though Windows Media Player wouldn't touch them. Do I
    need a codec to play these on a PC. Better still I'd like edit them
    with WMP.

    Then there is the problem with the VDV-RAM disk - but that's another
    matter!!

    Cheers - Chris B.
     
    CJB, May 25, 2005
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    Biz Guest

    WMP is a PLAYER, and it requires a special dvd playback add-on to even play
    dvds. It will not do any editing at all.

    Have you done any reading at:
    www.digitalfaq.com
    www.videohelp.com
    www.doom9.org
     
    Biz, May 25, 2005
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    CJB Guest

    Thank you for your quick reponse. Yes - I have done some reading but I
    find the whole thing very technical and confusing. I have a clear need
    - to convert VHS/SVHS analogue footage to digital to upload to a web
    site (either as single files or for streaming). I have got as far as
    being able to digitise the analogue footage onto E95 HDD, and also am
    able to burn this to DVD-R or DVD-RAM disks. Now I need to be able to
    upload said ditial footage to a PC and then to convert and compress to
    a suitable format for folks to download from a web site. Cheers - Chris
    Brady

    P.S. What's the special DVD add-on needed by WMP to play DVDs?

    P.P.S. Sorry - I meant I want to use Windows Movie Maker to edit the
    digital footage not WMP!!
     
    CJB, May 25, 2005
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    David Chien Guest

    able to burn this to DVD-R or DVD-RAM disks. Now I need to be able to
    Multiple ways for this.

    eg. DVD -> DVDx 2.3 -> AVI file -> (free windows media encoder if
    needed) -> website.
    eg. DVD -> Nero Recode -> files -> website.
    eg. DVD -> VirtualDub MPEG version -> MPEG/Divx/AVI/etc. files -> website
    etc. etc.

    www.videohelp.com has more help as will microsoft's media encoder
    website.
     
    David Chien, May 26, 2005
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    CJB Guest

    OK - very many thnaks. That's the next few steps then!! Cheers - Chris
    Brady.
     
    CJB, May 27, 2005
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