Re: video conversion question

From: Cari Machet (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jun 06 2006 - 08:31:58 PDT


my friend has a little "chop" shop in manhattan
does this sort of thing
email me off list if u want his contact
as i only have his personal info on me

hi 8 is messy esp. projected but...
not sure why u need a tbc if going to digital


On 6/5/06, Philip Hood <email suppressed> wrote:
> 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
> models.
> ml
> pth
> 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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