Overwriting files



Bill Birchall
07-09-2005, 09:34 PM
I have concluded from reading the forum responses that NTSC and DV-AVI are
recommended as providing the best quality movie file capture. My two
questions are:
1) Am I correct in my understanding, and if so why does MM2 'recommend' PAL
and wmv.?

2) I have recently used the 'recommended' file capture but if 1) is correct
then I want to change to DV-AVI and NTSC. Do I need to delete the current
file (which is unedited) or can I download again and overwrite the existing
file?

Regards

Bill Birchall

PapaJohn \(MVP\)
07-09-2005, 09:34 PM
The DV-AVI part is correct for capturing... but it's only from a digital
camcorder when using a firewire connection. Capturing from analog sources is
to WMV files.

It you have an NTSC camcorder, that's the right format to capture... if it's
a PAL one, use that. It varies by the country. For example, I'm in the
United States so I work in NTSC.... people in England work in PAL.
--
PapaJohn

Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
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"Bill Birchall" <bb@mmforum.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9BABBB9F-F83D-4F99-9215-197A27DD1A10@microsoft.com...
>I have concluded from reading the forum responses that NTSC and DV-AVI are
> recommended as providing the best quality movie file capture. My two
> questions are:
> 1) Am I correct in my understanding, and if so why does MM2 'recommend'
> PAL
> and wmv.?
>
> 2) I have recently used the 'recommended' file capture but if 1) is
> correct
> then I want to change to DV-AVI and NTSC. Do I need to delete the current
> file (which is unedited) or can I download again and overwrite the
> existing
> file?
>
> Regards
>
> Bill Birchall

Graham Hughes
07-09-2005, 09:34 PM
and if you now capture the file in dv-avi format it won't overwrite a wmv
file, you'll need to delete it manually.

--
Graham Hughes
MVP Digital Media
www.myvideoproblems.co.uk
www.dvds2treasure.com
www.simplydv.com


"PapaJohn (MVP)" <PapaJohn@CharterMI.net> wrote in message
news:OAFezn6XFHA.1660@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> The DV-AVI part is correct for capturing... but it's only from a digital
> camcorder when using a firewire connection. Capturing from analog sources
> is to WMV files.
>
> It you have an NTSC camcorder, that's the right format to capture... if
> it's a PAL one, use that. It varies by the country. For example, I'm in
> the United States so I work in NTSC.... people in England work in PAL.
> --
> PapaJohn
>
> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
> .
> "Bill Birchall" <bb@mmforum.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9BABBB9F-F83D-4F99-9215-197A27DD1A10@microsoft.com...
>>I have concluded from reading the forum responses that NTSC and DV-AVI are
>> recommended as providing the best quality movie file capture. My two
>> questions are:
>> 1) Am I correct in my understanding, and if so why does MM2 'recommend'
>> PAL
>> and wmv.?
>>
>> 2) I have recently used the 'recommended' file capture but if 1) is
>> correct
>> then I want to change to DV-AVI and NTSC. Do I need to delete the current
>> file (which is unedited) or can I download again and overwrite the
>> existing
>> file?
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Bill Birchall
>
>


Overwriting files