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joan perlman
codec for capturing HD on older computer
on Apr 21, 2010 at 6:49:19 pm

I'm unable to edit my HDV footage in FCP 5 (using an iMac G5 OSX4 with 1.25 gb memory, 1.8 ghz processor). Should I re-digitize my tapes using a low-res SD codec so I can complete editing and when done, up-res with a HD codec? Ideas on which SD codec to use are appreciated -- standard DV-NTSC, or "DV to Offline RT NTSC (Photo Jpeg)", or something else. Thank you!


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Don Greening
Re: codec for capturing HD on older computer
on Apr 21, 2010 at 8:25:47 pm

On your older machine running FCP 5 my recommendation would be to use the NTSC DVCPRO 50 codec. I think it's the best compromise between quality and file size. My .02

- Don


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joan perlman
Re: codec for capturing HD on older computer
on Apr 21, 2010 at 9:17:08 pm

Don,

Thank you for your response. I don't have exactly that codec on my list but do have this one: DV50 NTSC 48 khz. Would this work as well?
(DVCPRO is Pal only and there's no "50" with it).

Thanks again,

Joan


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Shane Ross
Re: codec for capturing HD on older computer
on Apr 21, 2010 at 10:47:57 pm

You can't capture HDV as DV50 (also known as DVCPRO 50) unless you had a capture card. HDV and DV are the only formats you can capture this as via firewire. And you have to tell the camera/deck to do the output as DV.



Shane



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