I have previously used an ADVC300 for all my VHS tape captures ... PAL S-VHS
I carry out no processing just a straight capture using WINDV, why do the files show as being created using SONY DV codec ?
Why would it use a SONY codec ?
If I look at MediaInfo for the files they all show the following:
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
Commercial name : DV
Format profile : OpenDML
Duration : 16mn 28s
Overall bit rate mode : Constant
Overall bit rate : 30.4 Mbps
ID : 0
Format : DV
Codec ID : dvsd
Codec ID/Hint : Sony
Duration : 16mn 28s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 24.4 Mbps
Encoded 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
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Interlaced
Scan order : Bottom Field First
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 2.357
Time code of first frame : 00:00:00:03
Time code source : Subcode time code
Stream size : 3.31 GiB (95%)
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OK .. in earlier post I was chastised for using the inferior SONY codec
Found out that the ADVC300 appears to computer as if it is a Sony MiniDV camcorder's IEEE1394 interface. And its IEEE1394 output stream looks like a MiniDV camcorder output.
WinDV just takes that stream and wraps in in a AVI container.
For a giggle or two (not much else to laff about today) I did a few tests with my ADVC.
First, I did two 'captures' with WinDV. The type-1 capture just shows 'DV' in mediainfo. Procoder identify this as 'LAV (dvcp)'
The type-2 'capture' only shows the 'hint' and Procoder identify this as 'LAV (dvsd)'
I then did two similar captures using Ulead DirectShow and these produced the same results as above.
Strange then .... I am only doing a capture no processing, no conversion .... yet everyone of my files is tagged as SONY DV
Are you using W7 ? ... could that be the difference
You missed the critical difference. Only type-2 DV files have this. The type-1 file does not.
And jagabo confirms my earlier suspicion(PM). Mediainfo does not always get it all right. I sense a little paranoia creeping in. I appreciate you want to get it right at the third time of asking.