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zeke meginsky
MPEG Streamclip - taking DV footage from DVD
on May 20, 2011 at 3:10:05 pm

Hi, I need to take footage from a DVD that was originally shot on a regular mini-DV tape, using MPEG Streamclip.

Is the best option for this to export using Quicktime with the Apple DV setting? Something online said this is better than doing Export to DV. Is that the best, and why is it better than just Export to DV?


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David Roth Weiss
Re: MPEG Streamclip - taking DV footage from DVD
on May 20, 2011 at 3:51:52 pm

[zeke meginsky] "Something online said this is better than doing Export to DV. Is that the best, and why is it better than just Export to DV?"

The Export to DV function creates a generic non-Quicktime DV file.

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zeke meginsky
Re: MPEG Streamclip - taking DV footage from DVD
on May 20, 2011 at 3:58:06 pm

And what does that mean? Is the quality better or worse?


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David Roth Weiss
Re: MPEG Streamclip - taking DV footage from DVD
on May 20, 2011 at 4:19:52 pm

[zeke meginsky] "And what does that mean? Is the quality better or worse?"

Creates non-useable files.

David Roth Weiss
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David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles
http://www.drwfilms.com

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zeke meginsky
Re: MPEG Streamclip - taking DV footage from DVD
on May 20, 2011 at 4:20:13 pm

Oh, okay. So you're saying the quality is the same but the Export to DV is less usable. I have been using them in FCP but I have to render the audio always (not sure if that's normal).

I'm just trying to figure out the best way to take this footage from the DVD. When I compare the Export to DV clip with the footage on the DVD, the color on the DVD picture looks much more vibrant and detailed. I'm not sure what to do..


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David Roth Weiss
Re: MPEG Streamclip - taking DV footage from DVD
on May 20, 2011 at 4:50:31 pm

Try Streamclip export to DVCPro50 instead of DV. It's 4:2:2 color space. Do keep in mind, ripping from a DVD is creating a file from a highly compressed source, at 25 to 1 compression, so the results are never great. You can boost the chroma too...

[zeke meginsky] "I have to render the audio always (not sure if that's normal)."

That's not normal, and it's one of the reasons not to use straight DV. FCP is QT native, it only makes sense to use QT files. Right?

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Colorist
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles
http://www.drwfilms.com

POST-PRODUCTION WITHOUT THE USUAL INSANITY ™


Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of the Business & Marketing and Apple Final Cut Pro forums.


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