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3 chip camcorder quality after digital editing and mpeg comp

by jamesg30 / November 5, 2005 11:59 AM PST

I am wondering if the video quality advantage of upgrading my camcorder to a 3 chip type would be negated by the time I am done downloading to my computer, editing, and then saving to hard drive and burning a dvd. Would I get the benefit of spending the $$ on a new camcorder after all this digital manipulating and compression?

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3 chip camcorder quality after digital editing
by jcrobso / November 7, 2005 1:58 AM PST

3 chip camera will have a better picture.
As for the capturing of the video and editting. This depends on what software you use and what format it captures at. Some software will give you a choice of formats, some will not.
The software should capture to an AVI format. The flies will be very large but have the best quality.
Here is a link that may help. John
http://www.timwerx.net/odds/pcfile.htm

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What is AVI format?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 7, 2005 2:28 AM PST

Microsoft's .AVI system is a container for various FOURCC (google that) encodings. With numerous programs I can select a codec for compression and still get the .AVI file.

As AVI is a container system, it does not mean the files must be large.

Bob

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