[Slowhand] Re: Offers on the SD - Lulu Wins
solron at optonline.net
Tue Aug 17 23:18:41 EDT 2004
I followed your recommendations re:CD-to-cassette-etc-etc-TAO, and as
usual, it worked like a charm. Thanks again!
I'm just about ready to re-offer it to the list.
I've got one last question, though, regarding DVD reproduction --
I've gotten as far as this:
I've got a DVD of EC with the Dominos in 1970 -- I was told it was either
Cincinnati or Philadelphia -- no matter.
I played it back on my daughter's 13" TV. I shot it on tape -- I don't have
a DV, so I used my VHS. I think it looks just as good. Unfortunately,
it's black & white, but I'll colorize it later. :-)
So I had it on VHS, and I had to go analog-to-digital and back to analog,
though, to get rid of something that looked like distortion. Luckily,
most of it went away. I digitized it as a quicktime movie onto my computer,
but it's an older computer and my hard drive isn't that big, so I found a
compression rate that would make it fit on the drive, about 12 or 15:1.
I had to do it four different steps, but I cut them all together and they
So far, so good.
The sound had been stereo, but the VHS camera is mono, so I duplicated the
track and put it on both tracks, delayed a little, so it sounds like
"real" stereo. The sync drifted a little, so I put in very small edits to
keep re-syncing it. At one point I got ahead of myself, and actually had
to add something rather than edit something out, so I found a couple of
notes and they sound perfect ( Tom Dowd would be REAL proud...)
Anyway, it's all on the computer now, and pretty much in sync ( the
picture is a little fuzzy now, so I don't theink anyone will notice...)
I had to do another conversion because I'm working on a Mac, but my friend
with the burner is on a PC, so we bumped it down to some sort of MPEG file
( he explained it but I really didn't understand the process...)
I got a couple of Valu-Fine DVD blanks (25 blanks for $5 -- a great deal,
right?) and started burning, and took the resulting DVD back to my Mac,
and I have one question:
How come all I hear is Wonderful Tonight, over & over?
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