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Old 05-08-2008, 03:12 AM   #1
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I have the DVstorm. Are there any products now that GV has that will convert vhs straight to dv without the capture and encoding part, with as good or better quality than the storm, or is the storm still the way to go?

If there is nothing to do it in one step , is the storm still as good a card for quality as there is out there? I notice there is an aced something or other, but how does it compare to the storm in quality of video? and are there any others out there by canopus/GV that are better than storm or just equivalent? thanks.t
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Old 05-08-2008, 05:15 AM   #2
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The storm card gives you rock solid, great quality, vhs to DV avi format.
unfortunately for you (us) there is NO 1 step process with great quality.

Before purchasing the Storm2 and the NX card I tried another Canopus card that capture through Svideo input straight to Mpeg2 or Mpeg1 format.
The Mpeg2 realtime conversion had the quality of a bad Mpeg1 encoding, showing lots of "blocks" in the resulting video as artefacts(MDV** Series).

The ADVC series are not reallly comparable, to even the aging storm card, which still works great.

I capture almost daily with Storm2 using the Svideo input, and the conversion is reasonable fast on a beefy system (once you're used to wait it complete)

This is basicly a fact of (video) life that besides the editing with Edius, nothing is realtime (if you want good quality)

Edit : If you want to improve the capture quality, invest into a decent timebase corrector, no speed improvements dough !

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Old 05-16-2008, 01:37 AM   #3
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The storm card gives you rock solid, great quality, vhs to DV avi format.
unfortunately for you (us) there is NO 1 step process with great quality.

Before purchasing the Storm2 and the NX card I tried another Canopus card that capture through Svideo input straight to Mpeg2 or Mpeg1 format.
The Mpeg2 realtime conversion had the quality of a bad Mpeg1 encoding, showing lots of "blocks" in the resulting video as artefacts(MDV** Series).

The ADVC series are not reallly comparable, to even the aging storm card, which still works great.

I capture almost daily with Storm2 using the Svideo input, and the conversion is reasonable fast on a beefy system (once you're used to wait it complete)

This is basicly a fact of (video) life that besides the editing with Edius, nothing is realtime (if you want good quality)

Edit : If you want to improve the capture quality, invest into a decent timebase corrector, no speed improvements dough !
Thanks SF...I don't mind the time, don't need realtime, as long as i can get the best quality. Thanks very much..will stick with my storm then....t
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Old 05-16-2008, 01:48 AM   #4
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Except for the DVRex, all the DV products use the same Canopus DV codec. So it's just a matter of workflow.
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Old 05-16-2008, 01:53 AM   #5
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Except for the DVRex, all the DV products use the same Canopus DV codec. So it's just a matter of workflow.
Thanks Bh...Sorry for the delayed replies to these, but the email notifications, just now came in, a bit late...
but glad to know all this..I had looked at the Rex a while back, but then I got a dv camcorder and so really did not need anything but the storm to cap, but now have a few vhs's to do for a friend...home stuff, and so after several years of not doing vhs, I just wanted to make sure there wasn't anything out there that was a whole lot better...thanks.t.
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