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Vegas Pro 9 Editing Workshop by Douglas Spotted Eagle

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Capturing Video

 

Getting Media from the Camera to the Hard Drive

The concept of capture in digital video is a nomenclature predominantly left over from days gone by. Capture or digitizing is actually done at the camera when you're dealing with digital formats such as DV, HDV, XDCAM, and advanced video codec–high definition (AVCHD). Transferring media from the camcorder to the computer is really just a data transfer. Nothing is done to the media as it's being transferred from one digital storage device to another. Compression has already occurred in the camcorder/recording device stage, whereas in the old days with analog video, the camera captured uncompressed images and the capture card would compress the video into a data stream that the ...

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