Can someone tell me the capacity of a digital video tape?
I believe these are about 1hr duration (presumably different playing times are available?)......as I want to Edit some tape-based footage... this will be converted to SDHC card ( which I can handle)...I don't have firewire, nor a working digital tape camera.
If the footage last 1 hour, what size memory card will that need - I have a spare 4G (ie empty) - should I format it - somewhere I recall these cards are FAT16, not NTFS....
I think the original was shot on a Z5 or Z1, will this make any difference - definately UK footage, so I presume there is some PAL in the tape, but I'd like to be better informed before I put this slice of an Epic into my PC.
Are there any other issues I need to be aware of? - The colour balance is said to be OK, and I don't normally have colour issues which I can't correct... BTW I'm using Vegas Studio v10, which is probably more capable than I. + I Edit my own HD - but suspect the tape is nearer to SD, -but don't know the pixel numbers, sorry.
Also, I read Colour Numbers like 4,4,2 and fail to understand their meaning - once the (better) colour is recorded on the tape does it remain there when transferred to a different digital format, so I won't notice it?
On a slightly different tack, but not urgent at all (for my understanding, really). I see modern Pro-cameras with a strange Memory-cards (not like SDHC, or the other consumer memory variants).
Are these just repackaged flash-memory (to extract a huge profit?), or is there something about them that isn't available in the Consumer memory modules, like (I'm guessing!) some parallel recording/play - to achieve faster "data-flow"?
- - Of course larger memory-modules are more difficult to lose, and may have space to write the Job No. on . . . but then they could be replaced with an "Adaptor" - - - - I can't imagine Pros wouldn't - if they could.