Capturing Modes

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  1. Mike Capulli

    Mike Capulli Stunt Coordinator

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    Im using a dazzle (crappy I know) to capture from S-Video to Firewire into my PC. The S-Video signal is coming from my HD DirecTV tuner so the picture is as good as S-Video can look. Im recording the Sopranos so the captured image is anamorphic. I plan on "unsqueezing" to 16:9 in the DVD encoding step.

    My question is... whats the best format to capture in? I have been using 720x480 NTSC... But I was wondering If perhaps I should be using square pixels or anamorphic? Im using premiere pro to capture....

    Can anybody give their opionions?

    thanks
     
  2. Wayne Bundrick

    Wayne Bundrick Cinematographer

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    Using Firewire the native video format is DV which is 720x480, so if you record a different format, it will have been converted from 720x480.

    I'd capture DV, encode to MPEG, and burn to DVD. I'm not sure what you mean by unsqueezing to 16:9, it's already 16:9 anamorphic and ready to burn to a 16:9 anamorphic DVD. Unless you mean you intend to convert it to letterboxed 4:3 DVD.
     

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