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Chapter 2. Source Material: Getting It i... > Working with Analog Source Material

Working with Analog Source Material

The last few sections described the process of working with DV source material. But Premiere does not work with only DV sources. It can work with any type of video source. Depending on the analog format you shot your footage in and the type of decks you have, you have several options to choose from as to how to get your source material into Premiere and the quality of your images as to how they will be digitized.

Choosing Resolution, Compression, and Quality Settings for Analog Sources

Depending on the type of source footage and your equipment, DV might not be ideal for you. The difference between digital sources and analog sources is that analog material must be digitized (converted) into a format that the computer system can utilize. Most systems cannot handle the file size associated with uncompressed digitized video footage. Therefore, when you add analog video capture cards, several compression formats might be available, depending on the type of card installed in your system. Your video capture card might offer some of the following control features found on my Pinnacle miroVIDEO DC50 board (or others not listed here):


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