Other external solutions for analogue->digital video
Posted Dec 13, 2007 7:49 UTC (Thu) by eru
In reply to: Analog -> IEEE 1394
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's video journey, part 1
my handheld camcorder provides the ability to connect an analog input,
Sigh, here in Europe the analog input is usually missing from consumer grade camcorders, even when present in the same model sold outside Europe, because of a certain stupid protectionistic tarif.
But I have seen some external analogue-digital video converter boxes that attach to USB or Firewire. Does anyone have experience using such devices
One very easy solution is to use a recording DVD deck. These are quite
affordable these days, and Linux video software has no problem in reading
the resulting discs. They do perform a lossy MPEG2 compression, but when
you use the maximum quality setting of the deck, it is unlikely to matter,
since that quality is probably still better than what your analogue
camcorder generates (unless you have serious professional equipment).
I have used this method for digitizing my SVHS-C tapes.
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