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  1. I tryed PowerVCR but it does some strange things. In fact, it generate 2 files (MPG and PLT) and the MPG file go weird when played..

    Is there anything beside PowerVCR that can capture from my MiniDV directly to MPEG?
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    I don't own dv source but for analogue Intervideo's Windvr and MedioStream's NEODVD both capture to mpeg. Maybe they accept DV (firewire?) source.
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  3. Ulead VideoStudio7 can capture DV by Firewire directly to MPEG1/2.
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  4. Originally Posted by MachineMan
    Ulead VideoStudio7 can capture DV by Firewire directly to MPEG1/2.
    yeah but the quality is crap

    best to capture as DV then convert later
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  5. MainConcept's newest encoder can do this, and would be my GUESS as to the likely best quality. No real experience, though...
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  6. NeoDVD can capture directly to MPEG-2 with decent quality.
    I tried it with DV tapes.
    ktnwin - PATIENCE
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  7. I've used the MainConcept encoder for a number of months to
    capture analog video input and it works flawlessly and creates
    MPEGs ready to assemble for a DVD. It supports a wide variety
    of compression options. It is the best of the tools I've tried.
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  8. I'm wondering how good a real-time DV->MPEG conversion can be, considering that TMPGEnc takes 4 hours to do a 90 minute video on my P4-2.6GHz machine. I suppose all these are doing CBR? They obviously can't be doing 2-pass in realtime.
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  9. Originally Posted by AsHmAkIsS
    Originally Posted by MachineMan
    Ulead VideoStudio7 can capture DV by Firewire directly to MPEG1/2.
    yeah but the quality is crap

    best to capture as DV then convert later
    My quality has been great. To each his own, I guess.
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  10. Originally Posted by ShavenYak
    I'm wondering how good a real-time DV->MPEG conversion can be, considering that TMPGEnc takes 4 hours to do a 90 minute video on my P4-2.6GHz machine. I suppose all these are doing CBR? They obviously can't be doing 2-pass in realtime.
    CBR or VBR. If you set the quality at a certain higher-than-normal level, the program appears to buffer DV video data and write it to file at less than real time.
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  11. I posted this in another thread, but here it is again:

    http://www.divx.com/hardware/detail.php?id=67&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.divx.com%2Fhardware....php%3Fid%3D67

    I was seriously considering this, but now I have some reservations... it only has A/V input, no firewire digital input, so I would assume there would be degradation on the way from camcorder to computer... but some people debated me on that. I guess time will tell.
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