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Digitizing

  • Levels of compression and storage considerations
  • Preparing to digitize
  • Tape numbering
  • Video and audio line-up
  • Methods of digitizing
  • Capturing non-timecoded material

Video Resolutions (Compression Ratios)

Before digitizing you need to choose a video resolution. Your choice will depend on whether you are offlining or onlining, how much material you have and how much storage is available on your system. Avid’s resolutions are described differently depending on whether you are using an Avid Broadcast Video Board (ABVB) system (Media Composer v7 and Xpress v2) or the Meridien hardware (later versions).

Mac Systems with ABVB

On ABVB systems, video resolutions are split into three groups (not all resolutions will be available on all ...

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