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Michael Munkittrick
Re: S-Video VS Firewire
on Mar 22, 2005 at 1:15:56 pm

[craig moss] "Are you saying that the best, least compressed, signal possible from a vx2000 type cam is to capture directly to a hard disc out the firewire port?"

While that is one method for capture, it is not necessarily any more high-quality than the alternative, but it might offer a bit less overall compresion allowing for cleaner keys. If you have a high-end analog capture card, then capturing that route might provide the best results depending upon your needs, but the capture to an analog source could actually degrade your overall image if not done with a watchful eye.

[craig moss] "This would compress the signal but not as much as when captured to tape?"

Again, depending upon the capture hardware and utilities used, you might either have better results, or worse, but it relies on your hardware-software combination.

As a rule, DV doesn't necessarily benefit from output as an uncompressed video signal.

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