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momnewbie 02-28-2017 11:39 AM

12-bit audio vs. 16-bit audio DV capture?
 
I am converting my Hi8 analog videos by sending them through a DV camera and then to my computer via firewire. (I understand that this is not the optimum option for converting video) My DV camera offers me 12-bit audio or 16-bit audio. I want the best quality I can get. Would 16 bit give me too much and allow for more white noise or would it give me higher quality?

Thank you for your help.

lordsmurf 03-02-2017 03:09 AM

You want 16-bit. I'm not even sure why 12-bit is an option.

latreche34 03-05-2017 12:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by momnewbie (Post 48029)
I am converting my Hi8 analog videos by sending them through a DV camera and then to my computer via firewire. (I understand that this is not the optimum option for converting video) My DV camera offers me 12-bit audio or 16-bit audio. I want the best quality I can get. Would 16 bit give me too much and allow for more white noise or would it give me higher quality?

Thank you for your help.

16bit/48Khz is the common audio format for video.

pinto 03-05-2017 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by momnewbie (Post 48029)
I want the best quality I can get.

So why do you ask what to choose?

momnewbie 03-05-2017 02:24 PM

Thank you for the help! That makes sense.

momnewbie 03-05-2017 02:27 PM

Because, like I said, I was afraid it might give me a lot of background noise.

lordsmurf 03-06-2017 04:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pinto (Post 48079)
So why do you ask what to choose?

She didn't know which value was better. :wink2:

Bigger numbers aren't always better. Example: wire gauge. If you opt for a standard (and puny) 20-gauge jumper cables for a car, you'll probably be disappointed (because the battery is still deaad) that you didn't opt for the heavy-duty 12-gauge cables.

^ I learned that car lesson in 1995. :smack:


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