..that makes the most sense. It is clear that there are some very strong
opinions on both 'sides'. I hope they will in fact be impartial and ask
the kinds of questions of Klara to help her best.
I fear in matters like this I tend to look at them in dry terms of total
cost of ownership and function. I'd rather save my emotions for the
program material... :>)
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Rod Stephens
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2005 6:46 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] AV to DV - PC or Mac?
Maybe an end to this discussion is for Klara Foeller, the originator of
this debate, to contact Avid, the noted long standing high end (and also
lower end versions) and ask which version would suit her specific needs
and cost and what platform works best with what hardware/software. They
have software that runs on both Macs and PCs, so they're not out to
recommend one platform over another as long as they make the sale.
Family Theater Productions
Dave Bradley wrote:
>> My experience is that short clips - up to 30 minutes or so - are
>> likely to be fine. But any sort of anomaly can cause the picture to
>> freeze for a few frames to a few seconds and to remain out of sync at
>> least to the next glitch. The result is that capturing a lengthy
>> selection almost always results in audio anticipating video. It can
>> be corrected in Adobe Premiere or a similar tool, but the effort
>> involved is prohibitive. I've found an occasional problem with the
>> standalone, but it's rarely more than a few frames of error and it is
>> corrected within a second or two; in short, it needs careful watching
>> to be detectable.
> That sounds as if you are capturing to MPEG format, not AVI, and using
> an external converter such as the Dazzle or Pinnacle PCTV converters.
> They have problems staying in sync. Get a Canopus converter and
> you're going to be in perfect sync. Capture to AVI, not MPEG and the
> sync problems are far less likely to happen too.
> I've been using a PC for video for quite some time and once I got rid
> of the Pinnacle converter everything has been in perfect sync and I've
> used the system to capture up to 4 hours of non stop video and then
> edit it from there with no sync problems.
> Diamond Productions
> Specializing in analog tape & film preservation / restoration in the
> digital domain.
> Dave Bradley President