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markums2k 09-16-2002 01:13 AM

Catpuring: Huffy Codec vs. Pinnacle DV codec?
 
I have the Pinnacle DV 500+ and capture in Premiere 6.0

Thanks to Kwag, I think I have ALL of my encoding problems solved... but I have yet to optimize my capture process which is where I believe I am losing some major quality.

So the Pinnacle DV AVI codec is easily the best one I have available right now. My software offers no option to capture uncompressed which is what I'd REALLY like to do -- but whatcha gonna do, eh? I just started seeing mentions of the Huffy codec, so I pose the question:

When capturing to AVI (to later be converted to MPEG1), is the Huffy Codec better than the Pinnacle DV Codec?

Has anyone even heard of the Pinnacle codec? :) File size is not a factor. Obviously, I just want the highest quality. Just to be specific, my complaint with the Pinnacle codec is that it's adding noise to the video... it's very subtle, but I can tell. It's no where near looking "uncompressed"

I'd like a somewhat scientific answer to this, but even if someone says "Huffy kicks all forms of @ss", I'll be happy! :D I'm looking forward to trying it in a few hours.

kwag 09-16-2002 01:25 AM

Hi markums2k,

Yes. Huffy kicks the arse of just about anything :lol:
It's a lossless CODEC, so there's zero loss. WYCIWYG ( What you Capture, is what you get ) :D

-kwag

dynokeith 10-24-2002 11:27 AM

hey Markums2k, I am wondering. When you play the captured AVI in windows media palyer, does is display as 720x480, or does it show up as 360x240.

I am asking because mine displays as 360x240 even though I captured it using 720x480. I am concerned and wondering if this is normal. The properties are 720x480, but when I play it, WMP just shrinks it.

dynokeith 10-24-2002 11:28 AM

Oh and yes I did verify that the scaling was 100% and not 50% :D


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