Camcorder to RAM to -R question

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  1. Johndm

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    Doing some experimenting with new DV camcorder..:smashin:

    So I copy from camcorder to Panasonic E60 with a Firewire, to a RAM disc. All fine so far!

    Now, if I then put the RAM disc into my RA82 player, and edit down back to the E60 onto -R via SCART connection, does this transfer remain digital?

    Would the ultimate quality be achieved by editing direct to -R from the camcorder?

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    A scart is an analogue connection, therefore the signal is analogue, and therefore there is loss of quality.
    Yes, IMHO if you record directly to a DVD-R you will get a better quality recording. How much better depends on the quality of the equipment and cables.

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  3. Johndm

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    So would it be better to transfer from camcorder to PC via firewire, edit then burn to -R with the computer?

    If so, which editing software would you recommend?
     
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    Yes, thats the way I do it.

    Editing software is largely down to choice and budget. I use Adobe Premiere, but that is far more powerful than most people (icluding me) will ever need. The favorite here seems to be Pinnacle Studio 9. This is a complete package that will do everything from capture all the way through to burning a DVD.

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