Which quality to pick "Capture wizard" burn to DVD, quality lookspoor.

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by lbbss, Jun 13, 2008.

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    lbbss Guest

    I have a canon zr800 minidv. I am using xp movie maker to capture
    the video to computer an then would like to burn to dvd (on occasion
    would like to edit first). My question is, when the Video capture
    wizard pops up, I am not sure which quality to select (dv-avi, high
    quality ntsc, video for Lan 1.0 Mpbps, etc). I tested several of
    the different options and the only formats I end up with is avi or wmv
    format. The video color and quality does not look that great.
    Which format do I need, with the goal of eventually getting that video
    burn on a dvd? Do I need a different software and is there a free
    one that you can recommend? thanks.
     
    lbbss, Jun 13, 2008
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    Mike Kujbida Guest


    Stick with DV-AVI. In simple terms, that's what's recorded on your
    videotape. If you capture as anything else, you degrade the picture
    quality.
    You'll need another program for DVD authoring/burning as Movie Maker
    doesn't have this feature.

    Mike
     
    Mike Kujbida, Jun 13, 2008
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    lbbss Guest

    I was told that 20min worth of video equals to about 4.7gb on dvd.
    But the biggest file I get is about 330MB out of 20min of video wmv
    format on my computer. Or do I then need to convert to a different
    format once I burn to dvd? So do I need to first convert to wmv
    format and then some other authorizing format in order to burn to
    dvd?
     
    lbbss, Jun 13, 2008
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    Mike Kujbida Guest


    First of all, MPEG-2 is the ONLY video format that can be burned to make
    a "legal" DVD (DivX and other formats are excluded here).
    I've read about some folks putting over 3 hr. of video on a DVD but this
    depends on several factors such as the quality & type of the source
    video and the bitrate of the finished product.
    You'll need a program to take your source video, edit it and convert it
    to MPEG-2 format.
    After that, you need a DVD authoring program to convert the MPEG-2
    file(s) and corresponding audio to a format (VIDEO_TS & AUDIO_TS
    folders) that can be burned to a DVD.

    Mike
     
    Mike Kujbida, Jun 13, 2008
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