In a previous blog we explained the video to DVD process and the pros and cons of DVD. In this blog we will explain the video to Digital file process.
The file type is generally determined by what it will be used for.
For editing and archiving purposes we suggest files that have minimum or no or very low compression ratios, MOV / QuickTime or AVI is generally best suited for SD 720 x 576 video files. These files can get very large, approximately 13GB per hour using the DV codec or 6GB per hour using a high bandwidth MP4 codec
If the files are going to be used primarily for uploading to services such as YouTube, dropbox or other file transfer services then highly compressed files are probably best. There is always a trade off between file size and quality, large files = good quality, small files = lesser quality. MP4 is a good trade off between the two and is compatible with the vast majority of media players and smart devices.
It is best to convert to files that have a low compression ratio (MOV / AVI) or as close to uncompressed as possible. High compression files (MP4) can then be created from the low compression files. Remember that once compressed the files cannot be “uncompressed” without a loss in quality.
DVD conversions Limited uses a variety of domestic and industrial playback decks in conjunction with video and audio processing and calibration equipment to ensure that the quality of the recording is improved. Once captured on our edit systems we render the file type of your choice. Follow this link to go to our video to digital conversion page, or this link for video to DVD conversions. Contact us for any further queries