Love this forum, it has been a huge help for a novice. I am looking for answers to a more tailored question. I believe this will help others too!
What are the best export settings for mini DVs (now in mov format) for the following uses and how do I input these settings:
1. archive an exact duplicate without any quality loss of an imported mini DV tape. My goal is to have the best quality/duplicate archived digital version of the original mini DV tape for later editing/use?
2. the best quality version of the mini dv tape for viewing on media devices such as WDLive, boxee box, pivos xios, etc?
I really appreciate you reading and considering response.
1. Tape has proven its reliablilty so imo your tape is your best archive.
2. My guess would be mp4, but you need to check the manual for that, what formats are supported.
First, I do NOT write back to tape... so only have a few saved links with no personal experience... but my "general" understanding is that you simply play your timeline with Firewire output active and press the record button on your tape deck
2nd, read below for a "trick" that is required to export to tape
Export to Tape http://forums.adobe.com/message/4699448
Hardware MPE must be OFF to be able to export via Firewire