Would SVCD be a suitable format to use to transfer 8mm video to?

Terence R

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I am considering getting a video capture card. I would like to know if there would be any loss of quality if I transfered regular 8mm video tape to SCVD?
 

Dominik Droscher

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SVCD is a very nice format. Not as good as DVD quality MPEG2 or DV but it is still a lot better than VCD or VHS.
I use TMPG Encoder which is a good sharewere solution.
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[Edited last by Dominik Dröscher on September 19, 2001 at 06:49 AM]
 

Brian-W

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8mm isn't much better than VHS, so techically VCD would be comprable, and SVCD a bit of overkill. SVCD doesn't have the pixel resolution of DVD but is certainly higher in resolution than 8mm.
Choice is yours but if you get a SVCD encoder, chances are it will have a VCD encoder. Compare for yourself which is better. You'll get more video onto a disc using VCD as opposed to SVCD
-Brian
 

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