dv vs 8mm, also what is the best encoder?

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I am just getting started burning my own home movies, I would like to know which format is better to use. The new mini DV vs the older 8mm. Does the new DV format have too much information? Would I be better off with the older 8mm?

Also I've heard a lot about the Panasonic encoder and several others. It seems to be a matter of opion which works the best. What is the best encoder for speed and still have quality. Could anyone help me?

-- R Fishburn (rafishburn@earthlink.net), March 11, 2000


DV as in Digital Video, as in firewire? which means AVI = LSX (best result). 8mm as in what are you planning to capture the clip with? analog card input type and file preference?

mpeg = Panasonic(best) avi = LSX(best)

Time wise depends on file size and CPU speed. It ranges from 1:4 up to 1:20.

-- (wingstarzz@hotmail.com), March 12, 2000.

Thanks for the info. Not to clear but maybe i will unserstand better as i go along. i am still not sure about the file size on the digital camcorders. how much (time) can be copied to the cd.

-- R Fishburn (rafishburn@earthlink.net), March 13, 2000.

hey i would like to know iif there is a video encoder that can turn 8mm to dv format and how would they price?

-- alex Dillman (pbkid2002@hotmail.com), September 03, 2001.

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