Capture Frame size & Audio Setting, MPEG Stream Clip Compression & frame size & FCP Project settings
Hello All, I wonder if you can help me please? I will try and make this as simple as possible,
Basically I want to record a hour (+) program from my standard sky box and put it on to a standard 4.7 GB DVD in after chopping it (the adverts) to be played in the UK ( not US)
I am going from my sky box (scart) to DVD recorder ( Toshiba D - R 1SB) coming out of that with a 3 jack lead ( red & white audio, yellow video) to USB EMPIA CAPTURE 1.0.0b18
These are my Empia capture setting & options:
Record, Video Settings, Adjustments = Defaults
Compression type: MPEG 4 (I can change this, eg: DV PAL, PRO Res
422, HDV ETC)
Motion: Frames Per Second: 25 (I can change this)
Key frame every..... Frames= blank
Limit Data rate to..... KBtes/ sec= Blank
Empia: USB Bandwidth= 100 percent
Horizontal / Vertical Offset: 0
Auto detect input and format= yes
Source= Empia Composite
Record, Sound settings, Compression= None
Sample Rate= 48.000 kHz
Size= 16 bit (not 8 bit)
Use= Stereo (not mono)
Speakers= off while recording
Gain= 150 (highest)
Source = DV Audio USB 2861 Device
Select Video Frame size = 640 x 480
Custom size: width x height
Note: Digitizers that restrict widths and height may not honor the exact dimensions typed. USB vision devices require a multiple of 4 columns wide and 2 rows heigh.
The frame size 640 x 480 seems to work well!
if I go to custom and change it to w 720 x h 576 for example at this stage the message says: " the frame size does not have the standard width to heigh ratio of 4 to 3. The capture may not be scaled correctly." and when I try and open open the capture "Movie could not be opened! not a movie file"
Record, = Full size (Quarter, half, full, double size, full screen I think this is just the view/ size of window)
Record Duration= 5 hours
Note: The movie will be recorded until this time has elapsed.
Record, set up Auto name = off
Are all these capture settings correct ? or should I change the compression type?
If I capture a clip using these setting then bring it in to Final Cut PRO 6.0.6
and drop it in to the time line I am prompted to " change sequence setting to match clip settings"
if I click yes and go to the sequence settings = 640 x 480 NTSC 4:3
I WANT TO DO THIS THE EASIEST AND QUICKEST WAY AND BRING THE CLIPS STRAIGHT IN TO THE EDIT MEANING NO RENDERING IF POSSIBLE ?
If not I have got MPEG Stream clip Version 1.9.2 (1.9.2)
Which I can use to "export to QT, and
change the: compression: (?)
: Frame Size: 640 x 480 (4:3)
854 x 480 (16:9)
640 x 480 (unscaled)
720 X 567 (DV PAL) etc
I am using compressor version 305 & DVD Studio PRO 4 version 4.2.0
Should I just start a new sequence with settings: frame size, 640 x 480 aspect ratio 4:3
compression of sequence matching the compression
of capture ?
E.G DV PAL
I just want to know how to get the sky broadcast (roughly 1 hour) in the best quality (full screen, no dropped frames, in sync etc) the simplest and quickest way on to DVD ?
I don't think I have the option to make the sequence settings HD, (HDV PRO RES 422) as my version of DVD PRO has problems with HD so SD will be fine I think.
I just want to use the equipment and software I have got really and not have to download / upgrade etc.
Sorry for all the detail
Many thanks in advance