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motion capture and conversion

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  1. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    ive captured a few things with my tv card, and for ~2 minutes of video and audio i end up with a 370mb file! ive found a few conversion tools, nothing works well or crashes.

    any recommendations? i want to try and get it under 50mb.
     
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    DarkHand Senior Member VIP

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    Good, your card is (probably) capturing in raw format, not converting to some not-so-compressed codec that would need to be compressed again. Not good for quality.

    I recommend xvid from Xvid.org
     
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    xvid, divx, windows media, etc....

    get adobe premier off kazza.... thast the best bet
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    ill try that.

    i could not figure out xvid.
     
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    Files Needed to Transcode .avi Video to .avi Video with DivX Codec:

    DV File Type 1 -> Type 2 Converter:
    http://www.ulead.com/download/dvconverter/dv.zip

    DivX Pro (ad-supported version):
    http://downloadsx-1.planetmirror.com/pub/d...5GAINBundle.exe

    DivX Pro Ad-Remover Crack:
    http://www.crackz.ws/?i=14668
    (watch out for the popup)

    MainConcept DV CoDec:
    http://downloads.mainconcept.com/dvdemocodecv2.1.exe

    VirtualDub
    http://www.dvdrhelp.com/tools?tool=2#comments

    Video Bitrate Calculator (not a download but a webpage):
    http://www.dvdrhelp.com/calc.htm

    Here is the procedure..

    1) Download all of the files into one directory (for convience)
    2) Extract the Zip files into seperate sub-directories (name them
    appropriatly
    3) First run the Divx Ad-Remover Crack.. hit "..." to browse to the
    location of the Divx installer file, "DivXPro505GAINBundle.exe"
    and then hit "start"
    4) Install the DivX codec after it has been cracked, by running
    "DivXPro505GAINBundle.exe" and following the steps.
    5) Instal the MainConcept DV codec by running:
    "dvdemocodecv2.1.exe"

    ---------- The programs are ready for use, the following -----------
    ---------- steps relate to what is done to prepare avi's -----------

    1) Go into the folder where you extracted the DV Type 1 to Type
    2 file converter
    2) Run "DVconverter.exe"
    3) Select the video files you plan to convert, and choose a
    destination directory for the video files (prefferably an empty
    directory)
    4) Hit convert

    ---------- The avi's are ready for use, the following -----------
    ---------- steps relate to what is done to convert avi's to divx ---

    1) Open the Video Bitrate Calculator in a URL and minimize it
    2) Go to the directory where VirtualDub was extracted, and run
    VirtualDub.exe
    3) Open the file you want to convert in VirtualDub
    4) Under the "File" menu, hit "File Information" and make note
    of the length of the file and the audio bitrate
    5) Open the bitrate calculator window, and go to "advanced" mode
    6) Put in accurate numbers for video length, under "type" choose
    "divx" under "cds" choose "1" and under size hit "custom"
    7) Under the custom size put in the desired end size of your video
    8) Under audio bitrate, put the appropriate number (found under
    "file information in virtualdub)
    9) Under "Other ISO files" put in the value "0"
    10) Make note of the "calculated bitrate" figure, return to
    VirtualDub, go to the video menu, and hit "compression"
    11) Choose "divx" and hit "configure"
    12) Change the "encoding bitrate to the value obtained from the
    bitrate calculator, then hit "OK" twice to return to VirtualDub
    13) Go to the "audio" menu and hit "full processing mode"
    14) Go to the "audio" menu again and hit "compression" then hit "MPEG
    layer 3" then hit "ok" to return to VirtualDub
    15) Press "F7" or go yo "file" and hit "save as avi.."
    16) Name your file.. and you are done!!


    a friend wrote that up for me...works very well.
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    try putting less frames. i use 23fps, and it still gets big sometimes(mpeg encoding).
     
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