Re: video conversion question

From: Philip Hood (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jun 05 2006 - 09:05:15 PDT

scott, I do a lot of this and if he's in new york, I
can give a personal hand although I wouldn't claim
to be either master or geek.

he should be able to do it
good and cheaply enough. here's a a wikipedia
link w/ some info that might be of help to him,
should he be happy w/ the playback camera's dac:

Analog recordings

Digital8 equipment cannot record in analog Video8/Hi8 format, but some
equipment offers playback-compatibility with 8mm analog-recordings. Even
so, there are limitations: audio-playback is limited to the analog
soundtrack -- if present, digital (PCM) sound is inaccessible. Most
Digital8 camcorders with analog-playback also simultaneously digitize the
analog-footage into the DV format, sending the converted material through
the camcorder's FireWire interface. This facilitates easy, one-step
uploading of analog 8mm recordings to a Firewire-equipped PC/Mac. As
Digital8 offers audio/video performance equal to DV, little if any of the
original recording's fidelity is lost due to the conversion process
(although some purists contend high-end Hi8-playback equipment looped
through a DV-encoder produces better results.)

When Sony introduced Digital8 in the late 1990s, it was positioned as a
direct-upgrade for the 8mm video-market. Consequently, analog 8mm-playback
was a mandatory feature for its intended market, and available on all
introductory Digital8 camcorders. In later years, as market evolution
relegated Digital8 to the low-end camcorder market, such a feature was no
longer crucial. Hence, analog-playback is now limited to select Digital8


On Mon, 5 Jun 2006, scott nyerges wrote:

> hey framworkers, i'm passing this along from a fellow filmmaker at wit's end. perhaps someone can help him? thanks...
> I'll be brief... I'm converting Hi8 to digital.
> (1)I'm trying to preserve a color space of 4:2:2 in the conversion.
> Is this possible (or necessary)? How? (FYI...I think this will
> matter if the converted video is projected onto a large screen.)
> (2) I need to use a time based corrector in this transfer. Shall I
> buy a basic TBC? ( see this link:
> video/store2/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=35&E=DataVideo-TBC-1000
> +Single+Channel+Stand+Alone+-+Time+Based+Corrector+(Sync+Corrector)
> Or a Canopus ADVC-110? (
> store2/scripts/prodView.asp?f=fgle&idproduct=1321)
> I'm obviously in need of a Master - Geek.
> Ron

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