Tips on ribbons Hi8mm analog to digital conversion

Hello

I'm looking for advice on the conversion of some Hi8mm analog video tapes to digital. They are not my tapes but I still prefer to get a good quality transfer. I can make a few changes on some of them pre and want to maintain the ability to modify them in the future.

At the present time, I bought a converter USB of Roxio easyVHStoDVD which States it can capture in DV - AVI format, but does not actually appear able to do. Results so far to capture have been wayward at best, but I'm still working on it, but don't trust because the captured format isn't DV - AVI.

I have read several people here, which suggests using an ADS Pyro converter analog-to-digital Firewire. Would it be a better world, less painful path go? And what other advice someone doing an A/D conversion?

Thank you

Paul

Yes the DV - AVI captured in the ADVC110 will be 13 GB per hour exactly the same thing from a miniDV Tape.

Once burned on a DVD video files will be converted to MPEG2 (VOB to DVD), these can indeed be imported into Premiere Elements to edit more far however there will be an impact on the quality. MPEG2 is a compressed format, available from PE7 8Mbit/s higher transmission speed, the size of the file is reduced to about 4 GB per hour. If you encode at the higher rate (a little more than one hour on a single DVD layer), you could do a cycle of edit/burn more without losing too much quality. Ideally, you do not use an editing program that supports rendering of chip, which will burn the portions without re-rendering avoiding the following quality loss. Unfortunately PE7 does not support chip-made... so that most of the other editors.

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