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  • Help - what is the best video capturing device at CC or BB?

    My dad is wanting to convert all of his home videos to DVD. We went to CC yesterday and looked around for a bit. What is out there that does the job?

  • #2
    QUOTE(Damon @ Sep 22 2005, 11:26 AM) Quoted post

    My dad is wanting to convert all of his home videos to DVD. We went to CC yesterday and looked around for a bit. What is out there that does the job?
    [/b][/quote]

    I started this journey 2 years ago and it hasn't been a simple one.

    I got Pinnacle Studio with USB Moviebox. Movie box captures great, but it doesn't have drivers that allow it to capture using other programs and Studio sucks for rendering, I always ended up with OOS issues, that is audio and video out of sync.

    I use TMPGenc for rendering, converting MPEGs to DVD compliant audio and video which takes longer than real time. MPEG video is already DVD compliant, but the Dolby plugin converts the audio to DVD compliant dolby audio. It has a batch encoding tool so you can render all your DVD content overnight or while you're at work.

    Finally I use Adobe Encore DVD for DVD authoring. Encore seamlessly integrates Photoshop for menu creation.

    There are most definitely simpler options, but this is how I do it.
    Damn these electric sex pants!

    26+31+34+42+44+46+64+67+82+06 = 10

    Bring back the death penalty for corporations!

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    • #3
      Excellent post, Dred.

      Let me ask ... do you keep a copy of the MPGs created before you make your DVDs?

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      • #4
        QUOTE(pgrote @ Sep 22 2005, 11:53 AM) Quoted post

        Excellent post, Dred.

        Let me ask ... do you keep a copy of the MPGs created before you make your DVDs?
        [/b][/quote]

        The raw capture? Or the edited MPG?

        Once I've got the edited MPG I delete the raw capture. Once the DVD is successfully made I delete it from the TIVO hd [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]
        Damn these electric sex pants!

        26+31+34+42+44+46+64+67+82+06 = 10

        Bring back the death penalty for corporations!

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        • #5
          QUOTE(dredbyrd @ Sep 22 2005, 12:56 PM) Quoted post

          QUOTE(pgrote @ Sep 22 2005, 11:53 AM) Quoted post

          Excellent post, Dred.

          Let me ask ... do you keep a copy of the MPGs created before you make your DVDs?
          [/b][/quote]

          The raw capture? Or the edited MPG?

          Once I've got the edited MPG I delete the raw capture. Once the DVD is successfully made I delete it from the TIVO hd [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]
          [/b][/quote]
          lol

          Yes, the edited MPG.

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          • #6
            QUOTE(pgrote @ Sep 22 2005, 11:59 AM) Quoted post

            QUOTE(dredbyrd @ Sep 22 2005, 12:56 PM) Quoted post

            QUOTE(pgrote @ Sep 22 2005, 11:53 AM) Quoted post

            Excellent post, Dred.

            Let me ask ... do you keep a copy of the MPGs created before you make your DVDs?
            [/b][/quote]

            The raw capture? Or the edited MPG?

            Once I've got the edited MPG I delete the raw capture. Once the DVD is successfully made I delete it from the TIVO hd [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]
            [/b][/quote]
            lol

            Yes, the edited MPG.
            [/b][/quote]

            The edited MPG is an asset in the adobe encore project, it's necessary to create the DVD content.
            Damn these electric sex pants!

            26+31+34+42+44+46+64+67+82+06 = 10

            Bring back the death penalty for corporations!

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            • #7
              QUOTE(Damon @ Sep 22 2005, 12:26 PM) Quoted post

              My dad is wanting to convert all of his home videos to DVD. We went to CC yesterday and looked around for a bit. What is out there that does the job?
              [/b][/quote]

              What do you mean by "home video" is this from a cam corder?

              I have found that Windows Movie Maker does a great job of getting the Video onto your computer.

              After that I use ULEAD DVD Movie Factory to make the DVD files, and I use Nero to Burn, I think Nero does the best job burning.
              Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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              • #8
                QUOTE(madyaks @ Sep 22 2005, 01:15 PM) Quoted post
                QUOTE(Damon @ Sep 22 2005, 12:26 PM) Quoted post

                My dad is wanting to convert all of his home videos to DVD. We went to CC yesterday and looked around for a bit. What is out there that does the job?
                [/b][/quote]

                What do you mean by "home video" is this from a cam corder?

                I have found that Windows Movie Maker does a great job of getting the Video onto your computer.

                After that I use ULEAD DVD Movie Factory to make the DVD files, and I use Nero to Burn, I think Nero does the best job burning. [/b][/quote]

                The camera is most likely analog and I think he's asking for a digital converter.

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                • #9
                  QUOTE(Dr.Gonzo @ Sep 22 2005, 01:18 PM) Quoted post

                  QUOTE(madyaks @ Sep 22 2005, 01:15 PM) Quoted post
                  QUOTE(Damon @ Sep 22 2005, 12:26 PM) Quoted post

                  My dad is wanting to convert all of his home videos to DVD. We went to CC yesterday and looked around for a bit. What is out there that does the job?
                  [/b][/quote]

                  What do you mean by "home video" is this from a cam corder?

                  I have found that Windows Movie Maker does a great job of getting the Video onto your computer.

                  After that I use ULEAD DVD Movie Factory to make the DVD files, and I use Nero to Burn, I think Nero does the best job burning. [/b][/quote]

                  The camera is most likely analog and I think he's asking for a digital converter.
                  [/b][/quote]


                  What sort of outputs does it have?
                  Can you connect it to your computer or do you need a device?
                  Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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                  • #10
                    I should have explained his situation better. He's got a normal home video camera that uses small tapes and wants to run that through whatever device (which he doesn't have) onto his home PC. What he's looking for is a device that he can hook his camera or VCR to which will transfer that to his PC.

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                    • #11
                      Damon

                      If you want to PM and tell me what hardware you have, and what you are trying to do "exactly", I'll give you some good options.
                      Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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                      • #12
                        QUOTE(Damon @ Sep 22 2005, 01:59 PM) Quoted post

                        I should have explained his situation better. He's got a normal home video camera that uses small tapes and wants to run that through whatever device (which he doesn't have) onto his home PC. What he's looking for is a device that he can hook his camera or VCR to which will transfer that to his PC.
                        [/b][/quote]

                        What kind of connections does the camera have?

                        Does it have a USB or Firewaire?
                        Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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                        • #13
                          QUOTE(madyaks @ Sep 22 2005, 02:00 PM) Quoted post
                          QUOTE(Damon @ Sep 22 2005, 01:59 PM) Quoted post

                          I should have explained his situation better. He's got a normal home video camera that uses small tapes and wants to run that through whatever device (which he doesn't have) onto his home PC. What he's looking for is a device that he can hook his camera or VCR to which will transfer that to his PC.
                          [/b][/quote]

                          What kind of connections does the camera have?

                          Does it have a USB or Firewaire? [/b][/quote]

                          Most likely, it's got the RCA outs for going to a VCR or TV

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                          • #14
                            QUOTE(Dr.Gonzo @ Sep 22 2005, 02:02 PM) Quoted post

                            QUOTE(madyaks @ Sep 22 2005, 02:00 PM) Quoted post
                            QUOTE(Damon @ Sep 22 2005, 01:59 PM) Quoted post

                            I should have explained his situation better. He's got a normal home video camera that uses small tapes and wants to run that through whatever device (which he doesn't have) onto his home PC. What he's looking for is a device that he can hook his camera or VCR to which will transfer that to his PC.
                            [/b][/quote]

                            What kind of connections does the camera have?

                            Does it have a USB or Firewaire? [/b][/quote]

                            Most likely, it's got the RCA outs for going to a VCR or TV
                            [/b][/quote]

                            If it has USB or Firewire you don't need any device to connect it to your computer, just plug it in and open Windows Movie Maker, then select capture from video device.
                            Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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                            • #15
                              QUOTE(madyaks @ Sep 22 2005, 02:04 PM) Quoted post

                              QUOTE(Dr.Gonzo @ Sep 22 2005, 02:02 PM) Quoted post

                              QUOTE(madyaks @ Sep 22 2005, 02:00 PM) Quoted post
                              QUOTE(Damon @ Sep 22 2005, 01:59 PM) Quoted post

                              I should have explained his situation better. He's got a normal home video camera that uses small tapes and wants to run that through whatever device (which he doesn't have) onto his home PC. What he's looking for is a device that he can hook his camera or VCR to which will transfer that to his PC.
                              [/b][/quote]

                              What kind of connections does the camera have?

                              Does it have a USB or Firewaire? [/b][/quote]

                              Most likely, it's got the RCA outs for going to a VCR or TV
                              [/b][/quote]

                              If it has USB or Firewire you don't need any device to connect it to your computer, just plug it in and open Windows Movie Maker, then select capture from video device.
                              [/b][/quote]
                              YES, WE REALIZE THAT.

                              Do you realize that we're trying to say his camera probably doesn't have those connections?

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