Camcorders forum: Best Quality DVD Output from Camcorder Tape

by: kitmandamian September 24, 2012 8:24 AM PDT

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Best Quality DVD Output from Camcorder Tape

by kitmandamian - 9/24/12 8:24 AM

Hi all who pass their eyes over this

I'm not sure where to start, I've not even a subject title in mind.

This is fairly specific yet it involves alot of ins & outs;

Heres what I am working with

Windows XP sp3 32 bit
Sharp VL - A10 Camcorder - 8mm tape
Dazzle 100 hardware
Pinnacle studio 12 software

So the idea is to transfer tape to dvd.

I have done a few practise runs already. When I capture the recording I can have
1. AVI
2.MJPeg
3.Full DV

I have found I loose alot of quality when I capture using AVI, its all pixellated and awful, as if its been stretched out when watched back on tv.

MJPeg, I havn't got as far as making a dvd because the capture is in fast motion. I have no idea why?

Full DV - I want to include alot of film on 4.7Gb dvd, and I don't think this is possible doing it this way.

I suppose my question is a multi-layered one! So thanking God for these forums. I hope someone can help in any way.

Why does AVI come out so bad on DVD?
Is there a trick to getting good capture from AVI, will I need to opt for full DV?
Could I opt for full DV and somehow compress it later on through reformatting?

Oh its nice to rant and get it out of your system. I have indeed clarified alot of things in my own mind through this excercise.

I hope I havn't melted others braincells, for mine are verging on it.

Thanks for any help or guidance.

D

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