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    Default Working with AVI files

    I have a lot of AVI files on the HDD from loading DV tapes that I want to edit. If I work on the avi files and save them after editing them (mostly reducing the lenght) and do this several time, is there a loss in qulaity. I would like to archive these edited files as I can not fit all the contents of my tapes on the HDD (over 20 Dv tapes) and have a 200gig HDD.


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    Jul 2004
    Manchester, UK


    *technically* because DV-AVI isn't totally lossless, you will lose some quality, but considering DV-AVI is so much better than DVD anyway, unless you keep re-editing the same file about 100 times*, you probably won't notice a difference

    If you're that bothered about losing quality, you can always edit your stuff in a lossless format, for example HuffYUV or even RAW format. But RAW is HUGE.

    * possibly exaggerated

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    Let's say about 5 times.

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    Feb 2005


    im in the same boat as you, but why not do what i do?

    which is what?

    whoa hang on ill tell ya in a sec...

    I have transfered as much as i can onto hard drive to free up some tapes. Now I keep the rest on tape. When I want to, or in most cases, when I have time to edit, ill then capture the video there and then, or you can do it the day before.

    This way all is stored safe, quality.
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