When the data is compressed that much
as the FIRST STEP of the video storage process, that means all the data that was discarded is gone. Forever. This is the problems with DVD based camcorders.
Because miniDV tape does not compress as much at the FIRST STEP of the video storage process, that means all the data is NOT discarded.
Video compression = discarded data = reduced video quality.
During the video edit process, the first thing is to get the video into the computer. When the DVD is ripped to get to the data, the video data that was discarded during the capture process has to be rebuilt from existing information (not the actual information - remember, that was discarded). A VOB file or VRO file on a DVD from a camcorder is not the same as the MPEG2 compressed data file from a hard drive or flash memory based camcorder.
And I am glad to know we agree that none of these will be as good as the DV (or HDV) video that miniDV, certain external hard drives, P2 cards or higher-end camera's optical discs store.
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