Originally Posted by jjeff
Interesting, I wonder if a self powered USB drive would work better? My 1TB UB drive has a wall wart(and the drive spins down after several minutes of inactivity, so it's not like it would be spinning all the time) I could also play more with using a USB thumb drive, do you think that would have the same issues?
I would think a powered usb drive would work better, if yours will spin down, that might be worth a try.
Right now I am not sure what is going on, for now it is unproved speculation.
I'll see what I can find out as time allows.
At the same time, I will be working on whether I can author a BD disc or a AVCHD disc from one of the high def. channels that I have recorded.
It will be cheaper to use a single layer DVD disc that is authored to AVCHD than a BD so that is likely what I will try first.
Opening up a high def. recording from the 3500 in media info is interesting as it appears that it lays down 2 audio tracks and 2 subtitle tracks.
The second audio track looks like a dummy track as well as the subtitle tracks...more study on that as I go along....
so I think if I can I will take those out of the equation, leaving on the video and main audio track.
I suppose the easy way to edit the high def would be to try it in VideoReDo...but I haven't bought that and it would take getting the high def. edition of that just to see what it would do with the 3500's output.
The output from the 3500 is a MTS wrapper, inside is a mpeg 2 high def. about 9800 bitrate on the one recording I checked.
The audio is AC3 384 bit.
Since the stations that broadcast 1080 is 1080i (interlaced)...along with the encoder of the 3500 putting out
a vbr, it makes it not as simple as say working with dvd file.
On top of that, the one high def. recording I am looking at has an audio delay at the beginning so likely it needs to be trimmed before processing.
Then if one cared to do more editing, say cut out commercials, then likely the VideoReDo would be the best way to go.
But as of now, I would like to see if I can do a simple high def. author to a disc and see how it goes.
If anyone cares to add opinions on this, then that is welcome.
I doubt I would be doing any of this regularly but there may be a few times when I may want to save something to disc
so I thought I would look into it.
Editing in high def. is new to me...and beforehand I already knew after seeing this high def. file being vbr, interlaced as well as a "captured" source...much like working with high def. video camera files...not easy to accomplish with freeware.
Perhaps the stations that use the 720p would be easier to edit...I am not sure at this time.
I am interested in seeing if it will play on a disc without re-encode.