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It is impossible to grab PAL DV of Mini-DV tapes with NTSC camcoder after all.
It is impossible to grab PAL DV of Mini-DV tapes with NTSC camcoder after all. Took me learning raw DV format to give up on ingesting my PAL tapes with NTSC camcoder and it looks like NTSC camcoder just grab 10 DIF sequences per frame from tape that has 12. Here is what I tried so far: Forced NTSC camcoder to dump the stream over FireWire despite that camcoder complains about incompatible tape format. This could be done using GraphEdit and Microsofts DV DirectShow filter. The result would be Type-1 ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 29, 2005 3:28 PM

DVD and 704x576 PAL MPEG-2
Sonic DVD-It doesn't like 704x576 PAL MPEG-2s and would transcode them to 720x576 for PAL. Additionally since MPEG-2s edited as MPEG-2 most likely would have a GOP other then IBBPBBPBBPBBPBBPBB, building DVD with DVD-It (transcoding and having standard GOP) and then replacing transcoded MPEG-2 with original using IfoEdit, will not work - audio and video would be out of sync. This makes DVD-It useless for MPEG-2 based production. TODO: 1. On DV25 to NTSC DVD verify: a. AC3 5.1 audio b. That DVD-It ......

Posted On Friday, November 11, 2005 12:38 PM

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