Ok, im not gonna pretend im an expert at this video editing biz so i just neeed advice because im failing to understand whats going on with pinnacle studio 9. OK, here we go. The first time i captured footage from my dv camcorder i chose mpeg 2 as eventually after a bit of tweaking i want to put my vids on dvd. Sounds easy right? So it finishes capture then when i look in the folder where i've saved the footage i have the mpeg2 file and surprisingly to me an avi file of the same footage? Should this be happening? Anyway, so i view the two files and it appears that the avi file is the best quality of the two recordings. Ok great, Ill just upload the rest of my vids the same way then use the avi files for my dvd and editing.
Unfortunately, things are never easy are they? I captured 4 vids and only 2 of them produced the additional avi file's. Any ideas what the hell's going on? Why is avi better quality than mpeg2 (sharper picture - just what i want)? Can i just somehow capture the footage as an avi file?
Any advice on where i am going wrong or just any advice in general for me to be getting the best quality results that i can. I would really appreciate you're help with any of this. Thanks in advance to anyone who's kind enough to help me.