Re: Capturing VHS-C - now trying Vidi: settings question

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by chariths, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. chariths macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2014

    I'm trying to capture some VHS-C tapes in as high-quality/raw format as possible. I'm using a VHS player and a Canopus ADVC-55 to do this, but have found Vidi more reliable than FCPX or LifeFlix in capturing the firewire DV stream (I've assumed there are no disadvantages in capturing in DV rather than mov when using FCPX to import and edit later).

    My question is what settings do I use on Vidi:

    1. Aspect ratio: 4:3 or Exact 4:3?
    2. High Quality: on or off?
    3. Single Field: on or off?
    4. Deinterlace Fields: on or off?
    5. What is Open Settings Drawer?

    Many thanks in advance for any help you can give.
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    1. Not sure what this is about. Would have thought that 4:3 is 4:3.
    2. A personal preference. The high quality will probably result in a bigger file size for the imported video.
    3. Probably the same as 2.
    4. Affects the finished video. Try with it off. If the finished video has jagged lines on the sides of vertical objects, then try with it on.
    5. If it's a button, then it probably opens a drawer/side panel on the side of the main Vidi window where you can choose various settings.

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