I would like to archive a set of Video8 and Super8 tapes using a Sony DCR-TRV460 Handycam. I was wondering which one of the setups will yield higher quality archival footage?
A) Sony DCR-TRV460 S-Video -> Diamond VC500 -> Virtualdub
B) Sony DCR-TRV460 Firewire -> Quicktime -> ProRes
My assumption is that method A suffers quality loss from the ADC in the Diamond VC500, but after that it benefits from lossless encoding for the final file.
My other assumption is that method B suffers quality loss from the DCR-TRV460's ADC it uses to convert the analog tapes to digital out through the Firewire port, as well as Quicktime's ProRes encoding.
Would appreciate any insights, thank you!