video capture for DVD

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  1. Mike Capulli

    Mike Capulli Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a Sony Digital 8 camera but the DVout port is busted. Its my only guess because I have tried numerous different DV capture cards and on 2 different computers and I cant get any response from the camera.

    If I purchase an All In Wonder card by ATI, will the captured video be comparable to a straight DV capture? I know its a dumb question, DV is the better way as far as quality but the camera is busted. I am planning on capturing and editing and eventually burning straight to DVD.

    Does anybody know of any Digital8 decks/players that I can purchase for the sole purpose of capturing to DV?

    I hope you guys can understand the dilema that im in and give me some advice.
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    You don't want the All-In-Wonder

    Get yourself a Dazzle Hollywood DV Bridge or Sony Media Converter. That will capture analog video as DV. Canopus also makes one that's a tad more expensive, but comes with the Canopus DV codec which is one of the best in the buisness, far superior to Microsoft's in virtually every respect.

    Any of these products will plug into a firewire card.
     
  3. JasenP

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    I have to disagree Jeff, I have owned two ATI All-In-Wonder cards and they are great. It might be more than you need for just video capture.
     
  4. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    It's his decision, but the All-in-Wonder is a toy in comparison when it comes to capture quality
     
  5. Mike Capulli

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    I bought the All-In-Wonder, and returned it the next day for the Dazzle DV-Bridge. I just couldn't see myself capturing MPEG2 and doing all of those conversions with all the quality loss. The Dazzle performs great, thanks for the tip!!
     
  6. Jeff Kleist

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    np
     
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