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  1. so is it best to capture my dv home movie using Ulead Videostudio to avi format and then encode it to mpg2? I think the default setting was mpg
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    if you are capturing a video from your firewire camcorder, then it will always be captured in dv avi format. technically, with firewire dv camcorders, its not really capturing at all. its a file transfer between the camera and the computer.
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  3. my first capture from my dv via firewire was in mpg for some reason. In Ulead, there is an option and I changed it to capture to dv avi, so maybe it captured and encoded on the fly? Im not sure, but I checked the props and it was definitely an mpg file. strange
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    If you capture with POWER VCR then you can capture in Many formats. I find it works well to capture in PAL DVD and the result is pretty good.
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    ok i see what you are saying. converting to mpg while capturing uses a lot of processing power. what are you going to be doing with these captures? if you are going to do any kind of editing at all, i woud suggest capturing to avi first. avi is a much better format for editing. then you can convert to mpg, and select the best settings for your dvd
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  6. With Ulead you can "capture" straight to MPEG on the fly from DV via firewire, but I'm not so sure about the quality. It's better to do an AVI--->MPEG encode later with a good encoder.
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