How is the DSR11 and the Camera connected. when you "capture" the footage.
The DSR11 if connected via firewire should be "capturing " digital DV natively ie digital bit for bit.
Around about 13GB per hour of DV.
What is the camera "capturing"?
DSR11 is hardware and I never was aware of Drivers or firmware for the device when I owned and used them ( way back in the day)
I never used any DV cameras as post production device for capture or replay. The potential tape head wear was the reason.
Your I5 CPU is never going to be the fastest "encoder". Lok there first
Thanks for your response!
The camera in both cases was capturing to DV tape a view I made in my Office.
The DSR11 or my Panasonic camcorder were connected to the computer via same firewire cable plugged into the device.
I was aware that there are faster CPU than my I5 but the difference between the DSR & camcorder surprised me. When I contacted HP Support that tech said he thought there was some corruption in the source, altho the end resulting video seemed comparable. On My last encodes using my camcorder I was taking about 1.5 hours for a 1 hour clip. which I considered normal.
DV is DV is DV - capture deck model should make absolutely no difference in file size or encode times of DV .avi files captured via 1394. Also makes no difference whether there are zooms in the footage - you are thinking too hard about this ;-)
Having used DV cameras since the late 90s, I've never experienced the issues you bring up and don't have an answer as to why anything would be different between render times from different DV clips. Might be some workflow issue/variance being overlooked.
Have never used an i5 to edit/encode, but even an older i7 could encode an hour of DV video to MPEG2-DVD in less than 10 minutes (with no effects, fast drives). My encoding did speed up when I changed from 8GB to 16GB memory.
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