Quick Q: Capture footage from DVD or use downloaded video

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Quick Q: Capture footage from DVD or use downloaded video

Postby orchidsandcoffee » Wed May 25, 2016 11:57 am

Hi all,

Newcomer here and a quick question for you on anime footage. I'm trying to begin my first project and I'm not sure which format is best:

(1) Buy DVD and capture footage from DVD
or
(2) Buy/Download episode from Itunes/Amazon (etc) and upload the footage


Anyone have preferences/reasons as to which method is best?

Should be trying this first project out with FCP as editing software if this matters.

Thanks!

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Re: Quick Q: Capture footage from DVD or use downloaded video

Postby Scintilla » Wed May 25, 2016 8:27 pm

(1), (1), a million times (1). Reasons not to use downloaded footage are all over this forum and the guides, so I will not be repeating them here.

For sources that were made in HD, Blu-ray footage is even better.
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Re: Quick Q: Capture footage from DVD or use downloaded video

Postby l33tmeatwad » Thu May 26, 2016 12:12 am

Buying the DVD or Blu-ray is best as the quality is better than the digitally distributed copies. Another problem you would run into with Amazon or iTunes is decrypting them.
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Re: Quick Q: Capture footage from DVD or use downloaded video

Postby DopplerDo » Thu May 04, 2017 7:49 pm

l33tmeatwad wrote:Buying the DVD or Blu-ray is best as the quality is better than the digitally distributed copies. Another problem you would run into with Amazon or iTunes is decrypting them.


I couldn't agree more. If you need tons of DVDs for a project, it's a pain, but anything you get from Amazon and iTunes is likely going to give you an hour-long headache as you slowly realize you can't strip the rights protections off of them... and then you have to get a refund for a digital product :p...

If you do decide to go the DVD/Blu-ray route, Pixel Blended Studios has put together a great guide for both starting points (pro tip: Blu-ray is a quicker process):

Starting with DVD: https://pixelblended.com/amv101/en/prep ... ource/dvd/

Starting with Blu-ray: https://pixelblended.com/amv101/en/prep ... e/blu-ray/


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