I am capturing Hi8 & Digital8 footage via firewire. I recently purchased Premiere CS6 but I have an older computer that is running CS3. I would like to dedicate that PC to capturing several hundred hours of footage rather than tying up my current PC. Is there any quality difference capturing DV in CS3 vs CS6?
Thanks John. I was looking at the ADVC55 unit so glad to hear that it is a good recommendation. Right now I have been successful using the firewire output of my D8 camera to playback many of my Hi8 tapes. Unfortunately some of the Metal Evap (ME) tapes that I recorded more than 20 years ago have too many dropouts. I have had some luck playing back on an analog camera so I may have to use the Grass Valley product to import them.
The model 55 is both one way only (to the computer) AND is not as good with older tapes
The higher models are, from what I have read, better with old tapes
Thanks for your recommendation. I agree that PP capture stops when it hits a dropout. I will try both of these programs. The Exsate program allow you to select AVI Type 1 or Type 2 - would you know which is the best choice for editing in PPro?
DV AVI type 2 with 48khz sound is as good as it gets
I rarely use it these days, unless I run across an old VHS tape in a box and I feel like restarting into my dual-boot WinXP, but I have a Pinnacle DV500 card... which only works with the very old Premiere 6x (hence the dual boot to be able to use WinXP)
The DV AVI files that come out of the DV500 digitizing process are as I describe above... and which edit perfectly in ALL version of Premiere
Thanks for the tip. I think I have the Pinnacle DV500 card lying around somewhere too.It either stopped working or was not compatible with the bus. Trying to remember if it was an ISA card, or PCI. I don't recall it ever working on XP but maybe I'll take a look for it and try it out.