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Best fileformat for copying DV to computer to DVD, mpeg2?

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by Freddan, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. Freddan

    Freddan Guest


    I would like to copying my DV films to my computer, editing them, put on some music and then burn them to an DVD, and I want the best quality! So which file formats should I use, mpeg2?

    Ie. Is it possible to download from DV camera to Mpeg2 and editing in mpeg2 (smaller files) and then burn to DVD.
    Or. do I have to download from DV to AVI then edit, encode to mpeg2 and burn?

    Is there any fileformat considerations I need to understand for using audio files, or is mp3 good enought?

    Thanx! (been looking in glossary before asking.....)
  2. jnihil

    jnihil Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2001
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    Don't edit in mpeg2 - you'll lose quality and hair from frustration.

    I would capture in DV codec, then encode the edited result to mpeg2, then author.


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