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04-27-2004, 09:19 AM
I've recieved in the mail some video of the flights I did at the model airshow. The video has alot of the model flights as well. It is a VHS tape and I would like to edit it and maybe add some music background! Convert to disc for downloading.
I will warn you first. There is probably some gyro flying that will raise concern and possibly debate.
How do I do this?
04-27-2004, 09:47 AM
What format is the tape in?
Can you get it in any other format?
Does your computer have a Firewire Port? ( IEEE 1394 )
How long is the video?
How much free space do you have on your hard drive?
04-27-2004, 10:20 AM
I'm not sure if it is digital or analog? I want to edit to cut the length down. Don't know anything.
04-27-2004, 11:06 AM
How long is the tape ?
I have adobe premier and 2 different capture cards. Its not something that you can just throw together. There are a few movie maker programs out there but first you need a video capture card and a good fast computer. minimum specs are 1.5 ghz, windows 98, or xp 400 megs ram, a good fast 7200 rpm hard drive with at least half of its capacity available, defragged of course. Then there is a learning curve of learning the program and any quirks in your system. Rendering takes forever. Thats why I got a matrox setup that piggy backs my cpu and makes things tollerable.
04-27-2004, 11:44 AM
If you can get a copy NOT in VHS, but in a digital format such as from a sony handy cam or other digital video camera AND you have a computer running XP and a Firewire port then you can edit it very simply.
If you can only use your VHS tape then you will need the equipment described by Automan, and the eventual capture will be of fair quality at best.
04-27-2004, 05:22 PM
I wanta a copy. Will I get to see ScrewDriver doing Stunts??? Cool!
04-27-2004, 05:59 PM
Old analog video, vhs, super vhs, and even beta, is good enough for most users. the newer digital stuff is great, however it bitts down a lot better for compression avi and mpeg files.
I thought you needed a really serious machine to capture the firewire stuff. the 1394 data bit rate is up there and if you dont have the hp you drop frames and all sorts of sync problems, so I was told.....
and my cpu is a 1.7 ghz, with tons of hard drive space, like 500 gigs. and thats just my old analog stuff. I gotta clean out a lot of my stuff but beware if you got a bug for video, its very chronic......
04-27-2004, 06:10 PM
Yes Steve is DA MAN when it comes to putting videos on DVDs
04-27-2004, 07:46 PM
Please feel free to distribute any videos on the PRAChapter34 FTP site. If you need more space it can be added.
04-28-2004, 09:59 AM
Steve, please send me your mailing address and phone number so I can send it to you.
I saw the video last night, and it was just about of minute or two. He was kind enough, when he copied the tape, to put my flying up front. He left out alot of it though. It isn't much, but I had fun. It'll probably bore Ron A.
The only music background I'd like Steve is "LaGrange." I can send it on CD with the tape.
Thanks in Advance,
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