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    I have six Hi 8 tapes which I captured to HD via a Sony Digital 8 camera.
    The DV captures all have similar technical specs ..which as Media Info shows is
    follows:

    General
    Complete name : I:\CAPTURE\Tape1\TAPE1.avi
    Format : AVI
    Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
    Format profile : OpenDML
    File size : 19.7 GiB
    Duration : 1h 33mn
    Overall bit rate : 30.0 Mbps
    Recorded date : 2065-25-45 46:26:25

    Video
    Format : Digital Video
    Codec ID : dvsd
    Codec ID/Hint : Sony
    Duration : 1h 33mn
    Bit rate : 28.8 Mbps
    Width : 720 pixels
    Height : 576 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 4/3
    Frame rate mode : Constant
    Frame rate : 25.000 fps
    Standard : PAL
    Resolution : 24 bits
    Colorimetry : 4:2:0
    Scan type : Interlaced
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 2.778
    Stream size : 18.9 GiB (96%)

    Audio
    Format : PCM
    Format settings, Endianness : Little
    Format settings, Sign : Unsigned
    Codec ID : 1
    Codec ID/Hint : Microsoft
    Duration : 1h 33mn
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 1 024 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Sampling rate : 32.0 KHz
    Resolution : 16 bits
    Stream size : 687 MiB (3%)
    Interleave, duration : 40 ms (1.00 video frame)
    Interleave, preload duration : 40 ms

    So I now need to output the onto DVD.
    - I will have to edit the raw capture to remove some rough bits at the
    beginning and ends...plus remove a few points during the tape where the camera
    was stopped and started.
    - Then I need to encode the Video part to MPEG2 using CCE via Avisynth.
    - Convert the Audio to 48KHz and convert to AC3.
    - Take the Video and Audio into DVDLab and add Chapter points and simple Menu
    and output as DVD...then burn to DVD.

    So I need some advice ...
    What is a good and easy to use editor that I could do the cutting with??
    (Similar to MPEG Video Wizard for MPEG2 editing)
    ie do cuts on timeline and output the edited DVfile back as new DV file(ready to be encoded in CCE)

    The audio needs obviously to have the sample rate changed to 48KHz.
    Is there a tool that I could use to do this plus encode as AC3???
    I know its asking a lot...
    or do I have to do the resampling ...then output a WAVE file
    then encode as AC3..ready for Authoring?? ie three separate tasks and tools

    or should I be asking this Part in the Audio Forum??

    Any advice appreciated...
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    From reading an earlier post I realise now that using the Sony Digital 8 camera
    has allowed the capture to convert to Sony DV for the video...
    and then the audio is the originally captured 32KHz PCM audio.

    So will I need to install Cedocida DV codec to allow me to edit the DV??

    Is there a simple timeline based editor that I could do the editing of the DV video part?
    (as mentioned similar to the very easy to use MPEG Video Wizard for MPEG2)
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    I just tried using AviDemux to do simple editing...remove bits at beginning and end
    and then output a copy..ie unchanged format

    It split the output into 4 gb chunks...what the heck?(original was around 20Gb)
    Does AviDemux operate as though its in FAT32 land?
    Any ideas?
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    tools=>preferences=>output tab=>create opendml files

    FYI, you can encode to MPEG2 and convert your audio to 48KHz AC3 with avidemux too
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    Yeah ..thanks poisondeathray!...I just found that out myself as well!!

    Can nothing be straightforward...

    See how this goes now...
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    poisondeathray....Have you tried AviDemux for video encoding??

    I was going to give it a go for the Audio as it uses Aften...

    but I have always used CCE for encoding to MPEG2...as its fast,
    and quality is very good using 3 pass VBR.

    Any comments
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    ticking that open dml setting box did the trick!!

    nice big fat 20Gb avi...now to edit the five other DV captures
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    Yes I've used it before; the audio from aften is good

    It uses ffmpeg for the MPEG2 engine, which is fairly good. Personally I think CCE and HCenc maybe slightly better in terms of quality. You can test it out on some short samples to see for yourself

    In terms of speed, HCenc scales better with more cores and is faster.

    If you are happy with CCE and now have an edited DV-AVI to input then go you're all set!
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    Thanks for the feedback ..
    and the tip re AviDemux...poisondeathray!

    now its just a matter of time...
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