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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-21-2007, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Convert MiniDV into mpeg

I have a bunch of old street racing and track videos on MiniDV tapes what would it take to convert them into mpegs on my computer? Or if I got them onto a DVD how would I create short mpegs?

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you need some kind of video capture device/software, and a video editing software to cut it down into smaller clips

if you have avi files, you can use freeware, like solveigMM AVI Trimmer

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silverback is correct.

You can purchase a cheap TV card at frys. Then hook your cam up to that, then save them as *.mpg on your comp.
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silverback is correct.

You can purchase a cheap TV card at frys. Then hook your cam up to that, then save them as *.mpg on your comp.

haha Silverback that guy was cool

I doubt my computer would support a TV card, its ancient.
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haha Silverback that guy was cool

I doubt my computer would support a TV card, its ancient.
TV cards really dont use that much of the CPU. All its doing is making a way for you to put video on the screen, dosen't have to process that much data.

What are the specs on your system?
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What are the specs on your system?
330mhz processor and 256MB memory, its around 8 years old. I plan on buying something new in a few weeks.
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Can also do it with firewire(best way)/usb and a camera. TV card will probably lose some of the quality.

If you want to toss a little bit of $$ my way I can do it all for you from getting it off the tapes to making it a dvd you can view on your dvd player, or simple mpg format.

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Can also do it with firewire(best way)/usb and a camera. TV card will probably lose some of the quality.

If you want to toss a little bit of $$ my way I can do it all for you from getting it off the tapes to making it a dvd you can view on your dvd player, or simple mpg format.

I would be interested in that. I need to go though all the videos and see what I want and dont want. Would it be easier for you to make small clips from a DVD?
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To maintain the highest video quality I would take your DV tapes and do all the neccesary formating to get it into a playable dvd format, or mpg format if you wanted to use it on your computer. (to post online and send to freinds etc..)

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one option would be to burn them with a dvd recorder on a dvd +rw straight off the camera , then save the vob media files off that disc in my documents and use virtual dub mod to cut out which parts you want to edit , it saves the files as avi lossless or divx if you want then you can use pinnacle , ulead , video edit magic , or windows movie maker to edit in things like text and save them for emailing the videos ... also you can use firewire cables and a cheap firewire hub or usb to capture them straight into windows movie maker these videos I did that way and put into youtube with wmm only 512kbs quality from my usb port it was really fast and not too bad of quality my firewire capture was making a crackling audio noise for some reason? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCK4oiHkkSw
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