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s-video vs y/r/w cable
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JCMJR [Avatar]
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I know these are silly questions, but how much better is using an s-video cable vs the yellow/red/white cable for capturing VCR tapes to the PD 17 editing program? Also, how much distortion does one normally get by up grading a 4:3 (vcr tape format) to a 16:9 project? Your thoughts are appreciated!
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BarryTheCrab
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Capturing via s-video reduces/eliminates dot-crawl from RCA connectors.
If quality is important to you, I suggest using VirtualDub version 1.9xx and capture 720x480 lossless AVI. That eliminates compression artifacts.
UTvideo codec, HuffYUV, MagicYUV, Lagareth, all are preferred lossless AVI codecs.
If you have the codecs setup properly you can even render improvements in VirtualDub and remain lossless.
Final edits and delivery can be done in Powerdirector. This way you only suffer compression/generational loss a single time.
4:3 is 4:3, period. HP Envy Phoenix/4thGen i7-4770(4@3.4GHz~turbo>3.9)/Nvidia GTX 960(4GB)/16GB DDR3/7,200rpm/w10x64---
Canon Vixia HV30/HF-M40/HF-M41/HF-G20/Olympus E-PL5. Analog tape capture equipment.
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Thanks,
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