Canopus or AVI type2 ?

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branny
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Posted this under firestore, but there may be more codec experts here. we work mainly on Canopus systems, and the AVI type2 and Canopus video files are the only ones recognised. Could someone advise as to which is the most superior/flexible format.

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I stick to canopus codec as the storm system handles it natively.
With canopus dv tools you can quickly change from canopus to microsoft codec setings in the file.
You can also get canopus playback codec if your problem is getting another machine to play them.

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branny
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Hey up!

Hi Gary .. blimey, how did I know you'd be first out of the traps. Thanks.
I've been trying to capture clips longer than 9 minutes, but I guess this is a fat32 thingy.

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Branny

premiere 6.5
or
edius
or
???

i can tell you my capture settings for either of the first two

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Mark M
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branny wrote:
I've been trying to capture clips longer than 9 minutes, but I guess this is a fat32 thingy.

Are you capturing from within Premiere 6.x or Storm Edit by any chance? If you are then you've run into a daft Canopus issue where that's the maximum length of clip you can capture. If you want to capture longer clips _and_ you want to use the Canopus codec then you have to use Canopus reference files, rather than Canopus type 2 files.
I've never had a satisfactory explanation for this from anyone at Canopus. Using Edius (on the exact same computer) I can capture whatever length of Canopus type 2 AVI I like, or with the DVCapture utilty. Likewise with Scenalyzer. It's just this strange Canopus Premiere 6.x issue, and nothing to do with FAT32 or NTSC.
If I know I'll be capturing clips longer than 9 minutes I use Scenalyzer.

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Mark

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branny
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Hi Mark/Gary,
Sorry no, it's nothing to do with Premiere or Storm. This is connected with the Firestore FS4 (posted originally in AV hardware) and the recording codecs. I'm used to capturing from deck output to Canopus in full 1 hour sections and presumed the canopus codec in FS4 would be the same. I guess I'll have to get used to 9 min sections. Nothing is perfect and the 3hours video transfer in 20 minutes is worth the hassle.

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PaulD
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Mark M wrote:
...nothing to do with FAT32 or NTSC.

Hi
I guess its the old Video For Windows AVIs/ new Direct-X AVIs thing....