Which Virtualdub compression to use when tweaking files captured with Pinnacle Studio 9?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Doc, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. Doc

    Doc Guest

    When using Virtualdub to perform various tweaks to specific files that were
    captured with PS9 using analog composite in to a Pinnacle DC-10Plus card,
    I'm wondering which compression I should use?

    Ultimately I'll be using the same clips again in Studio to make a DVD. None
    of the Pinnacle codecs appear in the list of compression codecs under
    Virtualdub. I've been using Microsoft Video1, though I find the subsequent
    files are somewhat larger than the originals captured with Studio.

    Thanks for all input.
    Doc, Jun 6, 2006
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  2. Doc

    yeltz Guest

    What sort of tweaks are you doing? If you are just doing "cuts" then
    select "Direct stream copy" in the video menu. Virtualdub will keep the
    video in the same format.

    If you're applying filters then I'd recommend using the HuffYUV codec.
    It's a lossless video codec, but you will most probably have the same
    problem as you currently do (subsequent files being larger than the
    original) but you won't lose any quality.

    The HuffYUV codec can be downloaded at:
    yeltz, Jun 6, 2006
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  3. Doc

    RS Guest

    If they were smaller it would mean that additional data was being
    remove, and therefor not availible when you edit again in Studio, so
    unless you have disk space limitations, then no reason to change that.
    Compression is always a balancing act of quality vs space.
    RS, Jun 6, 2006
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