VHS -> AVI: which codec?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by _MerlinO_, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. _MerlinO_

    _MerlinO_ Guest

    I'm trying to understand which is the more convenient codec to produce
    an AVI file (PAL D1 720x576) from a VHS source (hw: ATI AIW). I need a
    good compromise between file size and quality, my goal is to import
    and edit the video with Premiere Pro and then I'll compress all in
    mpeg2 format.
    On my computer I have these "candidate" codecs already installed: DV
    Video Encoder (Microsoft)*, Pinnacle Mjpeg o Intel Indeo. Which should
    I use?

    Thank You.

    * = this seems to produce files only in NTSC D1 720x480 resolution (I
    need PAL 720x576) even if is correctly set in PAL mode.
    _MerlinO_, Oct 20, 2003
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    dliddlea Guest


    Picvideo works well here in Prem 6.5 for (S)VHS tapes.
    dliddlea, Oct 20, 2003
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    Remek Guest

    On my computer I have these "candidate" codecs already installed: DV
    I suggest MJPEG codec. I use PICVideo MJPEG - it has good quality and
    configurability. I use it in following way - record using low compression
    (=good quality), and then edit and compress. If you're using ATI AIW - have
    you encountered audio sync problems?


    Remek, Oct 21, 2003
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    _merlinO_ Guest

    Thank you, I will try it...

    No, never. I know that somebody have this problems. It may depend by the
    hardware configuration. BTW my computer is not a performance monster: I
    use an Atlhon XP 2400+, HD Maxtor 80Mb ATA133
    and 512Mb RAM on an ECS K75S motherboard.
    Also my ATI is quite old, it mounts the first Radeon (just called
    _merlinO_, Oct 21, 2003
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    Keith Clark Guest

    You might consider Xvid, also (open source DivX alternative).

    And if anyone from doom9.org is reading this, please go and read what the Xvid
    people are saying about you, and *pay attention*.

    Keith Clark, Oct 22, 2003
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    Remek Guest

    You might consider Xvid, also (open source DivX alternative).
    MJPEG is good for recording and editing (good quality when you set to low
    compression and speed), after editing compress your video to xvid.


    Remek, Oct 22, 2003
  7. Sorry ?

    Wilbert Dijkhof, Oct 22, 2003
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