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Digital standard and HD seamless playback

by Hangerbum / April 18, 2014 4:29 AM PDT

I recently turned in my old VHS camcorder for a Canon HF-R50 Digital camcorder. So please forgive what might be to some a very basic question......
I find the digital Camcorder stores the recordings in a individual file for each time I "pull the trigger" so to speak. Playback is not seamless as with the VHS recorder. Can I make it so with a camera setting that I am missing? OR do I have to edit the videos together with software on my PC....?
Thanks in advance.

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Nod to editing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 18, 2014 4:52 AM PDT

Due to how file systems were often chosen, there are limits to the size of the files. Unlike a tape that was as long as it was, you'll have to edit the segments to join them up. Nice to see the easy transfer but some demand seamless and maybe in a few more decades.

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DV tape and SD card
by Terfyn / April 18, 2014 4:01 PM PDT

When you "capture" from DV tape (usually via FireWire) most video editors give you the option to split the continuous output of the tape into individual shots. The SD card route does this for you by giving you a series of files, one for each shot.
You will possibly have Windows Movie Maker on your PC and you can use this to string together the shots but you may be better advised to invest in a decent video editor such as Sony or Corel. I use Corel VideoStudio Pro X7 which IMO is a cracking editor. The point is that an editor allows you to do SO MUCH more with your video, select and edit your shots, add effects such as transitions, add voiceovers and music and then output your video to DVD, YouTube etc. or SD card plus a lot more.

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DV tape ans SD card
by Hangerbum / April 19, 2014 1:25 PM PDT
In reply to: DV tape and SD card

I have Adobe Premier Elements......and of course Windows movie maker....I suppose those will allow me to do what I have to do..... Thanks all for the info.....

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