In the last five years I had some video digitizing projects. I want to share these experiences here in my blog. I digitized Super8, Video8, HI8 and VHS material. The HI8 and VHS tapes I digitized with my Canopus ADVC 110 Advanced Digital Video Converter. I will point out the devices I used for digitizing the tapes and how I transfered them on my computer.
in the following article “Video 8 digitizing” I will exchange my experience on how to digitize 20 year old analog HI8 ( 8mm ) movies in the year 2011. I will also explain my configuration and used devices to digitize the 8mm magnetic tapes. My goal was to capture the movies by my own. I decided to capture the movies by my own because the offers I found in the internet were to expensive for me. I had up to 40 tapes for digitizing. The main configuration consists out of the following devices which I bought for digitizing the old tapes:
In the following article “Video 8 digitizing” I will exchange my experience on how to digitzie 20 year old analog Video8 ( 8mm ) movies.
The mts file video format is used by many video cameras. My sony HXR-MC1P helmetcam is also using the AVCHD MTS file format. AVCHD stands for â€œAdvanced Video Codec High Definitionâ€œ. However the problem is to edit the MTS movie files. To avoid quality losses I didn’t want to convert the MTS AVCHD movie files into e.g. a MPEG2 files.
The problem I had with the MTS file was that I could’t edit it on a MAC, Linux or even a Windows computer. I also had the problem to watch the recorded movie on a normal computer with a single core 2 GHz CPU. The only solution to watch the movie was a sony software player I installed on my windows computer. With this player I was able to watch the movie on my PC. On a MAC oder Linux computer I hat to convert the movie into e.g. a MP4 ( *mov) file to watch it. But since the computers are faster I had no problems to play back the mts files with the video lan player (VLC).