I have a question linked to capturing/exporting footage and software … hope you can help me out here as always.
As you know I am using my very old P.C running WMM2.1. (saving up for a new P.C/software ).
I capture my footage as DV-AVI (PAL) so it is as uncompressed as possible.
It captures at:
Bit Rate =30mbps
720 by 576
My camera is capturing at 16;9 ratio and 1/50 shutter speed and 25fps (ie) Panasonic NVGS400 Mini DV (Pal) Camcorder).
My question is are you best to capture edit and export using the same software?
If I capture with WMM2.1 and I get Sony Vegas and a new P.C in the future can I import he DV-AVI captured footage using WMM into Vegas
Is it best to recapture with Vegas from the original archived mini-dv tape?
I had a trail version of Vegas and it wouldn’t run well on my p.c but one thing I managed to do was to capture some video to try to edit .I noticed the file size of the captured footage was basically identical to the same footage captured using WMM (I think Sony Vegas was like 60 kb bigger so not much difference.
So am I right in assuming the quality of the same footage being captured by both software (Vegas /WMM)is the same?
If you recommend I capture edit and export all using the same software I will have to keep using WMM for now and make sure to keep all my original footage tapes so in the future I can capture it again using Vegas when I get it compared to importing the captured footage which was captured using WMM????
Thanks a million everyone