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Old 2007-10-26, 06:32 PM
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best way/format to transfer high def filming

i have recently bought a sony high def camera...

if i make a transfer from the tape to the pc firewire using mpeg2 would i still get high definition or would this put back the quality to a standard resolution?

hope i managed to explain what i meant...
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Old 2007-10-26, 07:18 PM
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Re: best way/format to transfer high def filming

No and you NEVER want to capture as mpeg2. Capture it as a .m2t (lossless). do your synching/editing with that file then render it to mpeg2.
Ideally, instead of rendering it to mpeg2...you would just burn the .m2t file to a blu-ray/hd and have 'true' high def.
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Old 2007-10-31, 12:58 AM
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Re: best way/format to transfer high def filming

i just got a new camera too - sony dcr-sr42 with internal hard drive but from the manual it looks like it is only capable of recording in mpeg2-ps. can someone recommend their favorite video taping FAQ?

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Old 2007-10-31, 10:33 AM
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Re: best way/format to transfer high def filming

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Capture it as a .avi (lossless). do your synching/editing with that file then render it to mpeg2.
Sony HD cameras (and believe that other brands too) do not record in AVI but in MPG4 AVC/H.264 format. The best results you may get with Sony Vegas, and perhaps Canopus ProCoder 3, although the last one is very costly and it's a format converter only.

BTW: forget any conversion on PC if you do not have Dual Core chip and powerful graphic card...
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Old 2007-10-31, 10:42 AM
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Re: best way/format to transfer high def filming

Sorry to hijack this thread, I downloaded some HD video files that are ".ts" format (transport stream?). I do not have blu-ray for burning, can I convert these files to burn as a standard SD dvd? Otherwise I guess I'll just archive these until I catch up to burning HD someday.
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Old 2007-10-31, 12:36 PM
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Sorry to hijack this thread, I downloaded some HD video files that are ".ts" format (transport stream?). I do not have blu-ray for burning, can I convert these files to burn as a standard SD dvd? Otherwise I guess I'll just archive these until I catch up to burning HD someday.
this page might help [i've never converted .ts>dvd personally]
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TS = transport stream doesn't require conversion but demuxing: http://www.videohelp.com/tools/secti...taltv-dvb-hdtv
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Old 2007-11-01, 06:58 AM
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once its been demuxed, how do you burn to DVD without converting it to standard mpeg2?
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Old 2007-11-02, 07:46 PM
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Re: best way/format to transfer high def filming

ok tried to tape with my ne high def...when recording in DV mode, no problem transferring...in hidef teh camera is recognised by my pc but there is no signal going through...im using a core2 i tried with sony vegas + roxio + nero + ulead + avs media...nothing...
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Old 2007-11-03, 08:09 AM
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once its been demuxed, how do you burn to DVD without converting it to standard mpeg2?
Any DVD authoring program accepts demuxed files (m2v + audio: mp2, ac3 or wav/aiff), and wraps them into final VOB(s) file format. If you want mpg then you can mux the files
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Old 2007-11-03, 09:31 AM
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Any DVD authoring program accepts demuxed files (m2v + audio: mp2, ac3 or wav/aiff), and wraps them into final VOB(s) file format. If you want mpg then you can mux the files
yes, i understand all that quite well

i guess what i shoulda asked is--when a h.264 .ts file is demuxed, the video stream is output in m2v format?

[i've never messed with .ts files, my work is limited to film and dv ]
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i guess what i shoulda asked is--when a h.264 .ts file is demuxed, the video stream is output in m2v format?
yes but it can be also mpv - like m2v it's only a container holding h.264 format. Anyway, to burn it to DVD you would need to convert it to mpg2 format.
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Re: best way/format to transfer high def filming

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there is no signal going through...im using a core2 i tried with sony vegas + roxio + nero + ulead + avs media...nothing...
any ideas?
Which Vegas do you have? I think that there is a package which does not import Dolby multichannel 5.1, which is the only one audio format used by Sony HD cameras.
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Old 2007-11-04, 09:02 AM
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yes but it can be also mpv - like m2v it's only a container holding h.264 format. Anyway, to burn it to DVD you would need to convert it to mpg2 format.
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