I got som Video8 tapes that i want to transfere to my Mac.
Bought a Grass Valley ADVC 110 http://www.grassvalley.com/products/advc110 and a Canon G20 H8/Hi8 camcorder PAL.
Connected the camcorder via composite (Yellow video - Black to Audio L phono), the camera don't have stereo out and the tapes is from a Bauer VCC 830 camcorder bougt i 91' and don't think it records in stereo anyway, but the camara i long gone.
On some danish sites it recomende to use S-video out rather than composite, there for i orderet a S-Video cable and will get the audio like with composite.
My question goes on capturing the video in Premiere Pro CS5.
When i capture i get af bitrate of 3.6MB/sec but under the Video data block the settings are Normal = 3 in quality.
Is it possible to change this, for higher quality capture? (Im aware that it can't get any better the quality of the film)
I was recomende to use DVCPRO50 when editing the capture film, because it has higer bitrate and more functions (colour boost) and since it dosent matter if i capture in a standard 48KHZ pal project or DVCPRO50, i think that the bit rate of 3.6Mb/sec i what the camara/film quality is.
I want to capture my Video8 tape in best quality, for later use i Premiere Pro and export DVD copy's to famerly members.
It's not necessary to do so. In fact, it won't improve your video quality.
If you're capturing your video through the AVDC into a FireWire connection on your computer, your captured video should look identical to the original -- except digital.
Steve => thanks for replying.
Yes, im using the Firewire connection and use capture in Premiere Pro.
Teh monitor on the camera is not very good, so i can't compare the film. but as you replyes it should be det same but digital.
But im just wondering, where this Quality = Normal can be changed, i dont see any settings for the capture with this option.
Do you know if S-video will give an video improvement? What I read (in danish) using Composite (Sinle phono yellow out), is the worst quality out put, and S-video is recomended if possible.
I don't know where you change the quality setting. But I'm sure if you post to the Community Forum at videomaker support site http://Muvipix.com you'll find someone who does. I know a number of people on that forum that use the Canopus unit.
That said, I don't think it will make much difference if you capture your video as composite or S-video. Your results should look identical to the original footage either way. And you can't get better than that!
Steve => Thanks for your help.
register at the muvipix.com and seached the forum and only found threads saying good things about canopus 110 and 300.
regading composite vs S-Video, is because if composite offers more quality loss than S-Video, then S-Video must offer better or closer to the original quality.. the best should be component (Y-Cb-Cr (RGB) for analog signal, if is true what i read.
Steve => I didn't got the time to formulate the question (im danish, and don't write much english, therefor it takes mere longer time to formulate my question) and right now its evening/night here.
Thats why i only seached the site, just to see if any already had a question/thread regarding the same problem/question like mine.
im sorry, if that made no senes
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