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  • Sun, Dec 18 2016 8:50 PM

    • dmfreeman
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    Parameters for SD project

    I have just finished digitizing a lot of Hi8 tapes.  The format is 640X480.  What parameters should I use to get a decent project to cut these tapes into.

    Thanks,

    Denniy

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    Re: Parameters for SD project

    SD analogue should be 720x480 (for NTSC) 720m 576 fpr PAL

    Where did 640 come from?

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  • Sun, Dec 18 2016 9:09 PM In reply to

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    Re: Parameters for SD project

    US SD is 720x480 so why not use the NTSC preset in MC?

    640 is commonly used as a size for computer video which is why you'll see that.  The tapes are almost surely really 720 but one's about as good as the other if you're not going back to tape or DVD where 720 will be the expected size.

    It wouldn't be worth the effort to me to make a custom project in MC or recapture at full size. I'd use an NTSC MC project, AMA link the captures, edit, then consolidate or transcode to a new sequence and clips and export from the new sequence.

    Scott

  • Mon, Dec 19 2016 1:42 AM In reply to

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    Re: Parameters for SD project

    Thanks guys, I did use the NTSC MC project, and it is working as advertised.  Interestingly, the digitized files are AVI format.  They will not Link, unless I use the Drastic Plug In that I use for my XAVC-S files.  Any thoughts on why this works?

    Denny

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    Re: Parameters for SD project

    It would most likely be due to the codec.  The AVI file format doesn't say much and now it says even less with so many codecs that can be used to encode the data.  If you were to play the files in VLC Player and go to Tools-Codec Information, you'd see the video and audio details, including the codec.

    I often have to re-encode files that are AVI or MP4 to get them into MC because of the codec that was originally used.  I put them in Squeeze and encode with a codec that MC will link without hassles.  I'll use a codec that's been around a long time and encode to an MP4 file.

    Yes, it can be confusing and a hassle with all the possible combinations of file type and codec. Big Smile

    Scott

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