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Pinnacle Studio 11 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide by Jan Ozer

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Chapter 3. Capturing Digital Content

Consumer digital video formats are in constant flux. The dominant format is DV, which is slowly being supplanted by HDV, a high-definition tape-based format, and AVCHD, a high-definition format that’s acquired in-camera to hard disk or other fixed-media storage format. In this chapter, I’ll detail how to capture all three formats, starting with DV and HDV, then AVCHD.

In the early days of computer-based video editing, getting video from the camcorder to the computer was a two-step process, involving reading the video off the tape and converting it to a digital format that the computer could work with. This two-part process was known as “capture,” and we continue to use this term for all tape-based video ingestion ...

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