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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?

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

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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?

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16bit/48Khz is the common audio format for video.
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I want the best quality I can get.
So why do you ask what to choose?
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Thank you for the help! That makes sense.
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Because, like I said, I was afraid it might give me a lot of background noise.
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So why do you ask what to choose?
She didn't know which value was better.

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.

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