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Re: [ProgSoc] physical to electronic
Rupert Su wrote:
> Does anyone know how to put images from a tape (eg. vcr or camcoder) to
> the computer (eg. .rm, .mpeg, etc)? do i need a special card to deal with
> this? and similarly put video clips onto a vcr tape?
> what's the best type of video file to use to give best quality images and
> sound? avi, rm, mpeg?
While I haven't actually done it yet, this is something I'm very
interested in getting into "as soon as I get the money", so I have done
some research into it. So, from a PC perspective I can tell you that you
do need a special card. The one that most caught my eye (maybe because
its has a bright purple external box for all the jacks you need) is the
Iomega Buz (www.iomega.com for more details, naturally). This is an
Ultra SCSI thing and lets you input and output sound and video at
720x480 at 30fps (tv) or 768x576 at 24fps (film etc).
This isn't for a Mac (I don't think) so it uses the AVI format for
input. It can output AVIs, Quicktimes and MPEGs though. It costs around
I've got a little brochure for this card, which is why I have these
details, there are no doubt other cards out with different
Most cards would come with software, but I think the "leading" video
editing software for non-industry people is Adobe Premiere.
Oh, and of course, make sure you have a lot of hard drive space. :)
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