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Analog Video Format

by Bodian / May 12, 2004 6:34 AM PDT

NTSC vs MPEG EX. What's the difference? I'm deciding between a Sony HC85 and a Canon Optura 40. Goal is to be able to film video, download to computer, edit with software (???) and burn to DVD. Any suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks,

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Re:Analog Video Format
by Bodian / May 12, 2004 6:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Analog Video Format

Sorry everyone. I meant what is the difference between AVI and MPEG. Thanks,

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AVI and MPEG
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 12, 2004 8:04 AM PDT
In reply to: Re:Analog Video Format

Since an .AVI file can contain MPEG video, the answer and question is quite befuddling at first.

In short .AVI files can contain audio visual information. What format it can be is (now) almost without limit.

Bob

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Re:Analog Video Format
by drhiberd / May 12, 2004 8:12 AM PDT
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I don't know the answer to your first question, but I could go with Sony. Canon is notorious for poor quality video in low light conditions. I do not mean in the dark, but inside your house with one or two lamps on. I have owned several camcorders in the last few years, and have been dissapointed with the low-light quality of all except Sony. I know that Canon says they have improved this with the new Optura, but I now own a Sony TRV70 and I love it. It shoots excellent video in outdoor and indoor situations. I have owned Canon, JVC, and Panasonic, and none of them can compare. Canon has a beautiful picture outdoors, but once inside, it degrades significantly. Hope this helps

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Re: Analog Video Format
by marshur / October 16, 2004 10:33 PM PDT
In reply to: Analog Video Format

I am looking for a camera that will download my video clips to mpeg file, (not mov), so that I can burn them on a CD with VCDEasy (it only reconises the mpeg files). The specs on the Kodak EasyShare DX7440 say that the movie format is Mov,MPEG. Does this mean it will format in to either file? Please Help!

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