Capture quality: Quicktime vs Final Cut

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by disconap, May 5, 2008.

  1. disconap macrumors 68000

    disconap

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    Portland, OR
    #1
    Hey all--just a quick question from a relative newcomer to video. I have an old mini-dv cam that I need to blank a number of tapes from, and I'd like to back them up first. I've been dumping them into my comp via QuicktimePro, and I was wondering if the quality would be significantly higher if I was importing via Final Cut? I have 5.5 and can use it, but Quicktime obviously uses less system resources, so if I can keep dumping via Quicktime and getting about the same quality (set to native in the QTP settings) then that's what I'll do...

    Thanks!
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    Quality is the same. All that's happening is the data is getting copied from the tape to the computer. There's no conversion or transcoding going on.


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