Archer tape

Jacob Proffitt Jacob at
Tue Sep 23 14:12:20 EDT 2003

---Original Message From: Melissa Proffitt
> On Tue, 23 Sep 2003 12:57:56 EDT, JOdel at wrote:
> ><< In fact, if you could make two copies, then I could try 
> to lend it 
> >around
> >while having a safe copy of my own.  >>
> >
> >So long as we're bootlegging, does anyone have a computer setup that 
> >could
> >import the tape, convert it to the necessary format and burn 
> it on a DVD? (In 
> >both? all three? of the standard formats?) Final Cut Express 
> and Adobe Premiere 
> >could probably both handle it, although something higher-end 
> *might* be 
> >necessary. FCE at least is optimised for digital video, but 
> once it is in the 
> >computer it *is* digital.
> Ask Jacob.  It's his new favorite project.  My job is making 
> labels and jewel case inserts.  But the quality of the 
> finished product will depend on a lot of different factors, 
> not the least of which would be the tape quality.  (Actually, 
> we had a lot of success converting directly from videotape, 
> so it might work.)

Thanks dear.  The toughest bit is digitizing the video image.  We have a
hardware device that allows me to record from video onto the hard drive.
>From there, it's just a matter of cutting a DVD or putting the file
where you want it to play.

Jacob Proffitt

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