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  • Matt Mullins

    August 17, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I have a ton of footage that I need to digitize and it was mostly shot on the xha1. I have a mac and I’m using using final cut x. I want to make sure the footage that I import is the highest quality possible.

    I will be using this footage independently but I will also be giving the footage to a different company for them to edit for their own purposes as well.

    Does any one have a blanket answer for this?


  • Tom Wolsky

    August 17, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    The material will be as good as it was shot given the limitation soy DV. It will be identical to what’s on the tape.

    All the best,


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  • Matt Mullins

    August 17, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    There are tons of different options for the import though. I just want to make sure I do it right.


  • David Roth Weiss

    August 18, 2011 at 12:23 am

    [Matt Mullins] “There are tons of different options for the import though.”

    No, there only appear to be tons of options, because there are tons of video codecs in use throughout the world. You’re capturing DV, which is just one of the many codecs, and it’s essentially your only option.

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  • Matt Mullins

    August 18, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Thanks for the info!
    It just looked a lot tricker then what it might be.

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