I'm working through all the forums and gathering all the knowledge I can. Currently I'm working out my workflow and planning for capturing a lot of home movies.
My goals are to take a bunch of family movies, digitize them in lossless/best quality then edit them, preserve them for the future and finally burn them to DVD with menus to share with the rest of my immediate and extended family.
If this adventure goes well and I'm able to start making it work, I would like to expand to VHS capture and other formats as needed. Eventually, I'd like to offer this as a local (craigslist) type service for friends and family to help them preserve their precious memories and make them easy to share long term. While I realize this is a involved process and I may not have all the hardware and software I need long term I'd love to get this started with as little added expense at least in my short term plans.
Home Built PC:
- i7 4770K CPU
- Asus Maximus VI Hero Motherboard
- 6GB DDR3 Ram
- Sapphire R9 280X VaporX GPU
- Intel Software RAID0 Main HDD, Two WD Black HDDs
- Syba Texas Insturments Chipset Firewire Card
- Sony DCR-TRV460 DV camcorder
- Windows 8.1 for OS.
Workflow (So Far)
- WinDV/Scenealyzer to capture the DV footage.
- Gspot Codec Information Appliance
- Adobe Premiere 11
I'm not sure where to proceed next. I've Installed VirtualDub
and the Huffyuv
filters for lossless editing but haven't used or configured it yet. I also have Adobe Premire Elements 11 installed for using as well.
Current plans and purchases:
I'm going to be adding a couple of SSD's as soon as I can save the money. One as a dedicated boot/primary drive, and a second as a dedicated target for my video capture. I've already got a cheap VHS player for experimenting with and I'm thinking a TBC might be a good investment long term, but I'm kinda putting this together on a shoestring budget and using my general purpose/gaming PC to run the software.
I've also built a local linux server to act as backup and raid storage, but I need to add a bunch of storage space for all the raw video files
I'm comfortable with multiple Windows OS's and with building and maintaining systems. I'd appreciate any advice and guidance you all can supply, I'm still in the planning stage but I've already captured about 8 tapes so far using WinDV and was pretty impressed with it so far. Thank you all again!