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You need two things - a PAL VCR and a digital video converter than can speak PAL. The last one I bought (in 2005) was software configurable for (or could autodetect) PAL and NTSC, and several that show up on Amazon appear to be both PAL and NTSC compatible. It looks like VCRs that are PAL compatible are available on both Amazon and EBay. When acquiring a ...


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A 'base' value is ~33 GB per minute for 8-bit RGB at 24fps. Multiply by 1.25 for 30fps, and/or by 1.5 for 12 bits/pixel, or 1.25 for 10 bits/px. 3840x2160 = 8294400 pixels per plane x 3 for RGB = 24883200 px per frame x 24 fps = 597196800 px per sec x 60 sec = 3.5831808 x 10^10 px per hour x 8 bits per pixel, / 8 bits per byte = ...


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I don't know what tags or fields are present in a .MP4 file, but something is flagging the file as having a 16:9 'display aspect ratio' (shown as "dar" in GSpot), while the 'pixel aspect ratio' (par) is 4:3. ((480 * 16) / 9) = 853


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Most modern codecs will support whatever frame rate you throw at them. The choice is more of an artistic decision than a technical one. For the best quality, you should match the frame rate of your source or some even multiple there of. If you can choose on your source, then choose according to the feel you want. 24(23.976) is more "cinematic" and is ...


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If your source footage is interlaced, deinterlace it. If your progressive frame rate is a constant 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, or 30 fps, then keep the frame rate as it is, unless you require a very low bitrate and want to halve the frame rate. These are all widely supported frame rates, although other arbitrary frame rates below 30 fps will often work as well. ...


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There are some storage calculators: AJA DataCalc, Video Space Calculator. Nothing complex, but keep also in mind that actual required storage size will be more than raw disk size due formatting, RAID levels etc.


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Yeah! Welcome to the good ol' world of analog television. When they originally introduced color television and put a high frequency chroma signal on top of the black- and white luma signal, they had to introduce a freqeuncy shift to prevent the signal from bleeding over into the audio .... oh, you don't want to know. Srsly! Even in times of digital video ...


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Native resolution is always better than non-native. If it only has a resolution of 720p, then it would have to be down-converting to that resolution which means it has to blend pixels which can produce artifacts from the pixel blending. (Notably, softer edges is the most likely.) Update: I'm sorry, re-reading, I noticed that it isn't native for either ...


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Somewhat of an duplicate of: Can I manually change an .mp4 to .m4v by changing the extension in the Finder (mac) or explorer (win)? MP4 and M4V are essentially the exact same thing, M4V is usually used to indicate video only files but some sofware/companies are using it for standard MP4 files with video AND audio (lots of Apple software f.e.). It's just a ...


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H.263 was a sole development of the ITU but I wouldn't bother all too much with the specified use case of video conferencing. It's a codec with the main purpose of improving the compression compared to older codecs which of course is beneficial for video conferencing where bandwidth is a very limiting factor, especially at the time the codec got developed. ...


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Probably better suited for Stackoverflow but I think its still a valid question for this SE. Producing theora(ogg) versions of your videos is actually redundant. Any browser version supporting ogg is also supporting webm. For questions like these I recommend using caniuse.com. If you compare webm with ogg you quickly see that you cover the same browser ...


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I would try cleaning the playheads (there are special tapes you can put in for cleaning) and/or checking the playback speed. Those are the two most common causes of that issue on my GL2.


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The logo on the manual I could find indicates that it was standard 8mm, not Hi8 or Digital8. If you are in a PAL region, then most likely it is the PAL version of 8mm. You should be able to use any PAL based 8mm playback deck or camcorder to play the tape back. You then be able to use a standard video capture device to digitize the video that you ...


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On a side note, I believe the power is required for the analog to digital converter in wireless transmissions, and not the signal itself, since there is +5V DC power running through one of the pins. So you might actually have better luck searching for USB powered signal converters, because once the signal is digital, you're home free. Something like this: ...


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There must be a setting on the camera that you're not describing which causes this shift. The difference is exactly the same as 24 vs 23.976 or 30 vs 29.97, which is the ratio 1000/1001 -- the 'color vs mono' ratio that originated with NTSC color and should have completely ended with digital standards. Maybe that will offer a clue to finding the setting. In ...


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I don't think it has been an issue for some time. I've been using Premiere since version 5 and don't seem to recall ever having a problem with exports though I don't recall my work area ever extending over a gap (though I certainly had many projects where there were gaps between work areas.) I did verify that in CS6, it is no problem.


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Not all video formats use square pixels. In this case, the pixel's are oval (anamorphic wide screen). This comes indirectly from the film days when anamorphic lenses would condense a wide screen image on to a narrower strip of film. The same concept was later applied to squeeze wide screen videos in to video formats that wouldn't normally support them. ...


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Any VCR to PC capture device should do the job.IF you can find a VCR which can play PAL. Usually these type of players are sold in the Indian or Arabic neighbourhoods. I think it is not worth the effort to buy one and deal with the capturing. Simply find a place close to where you live, where they can do it for you. The average cost is $5 to $10 per tape. ...



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