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« on: March 13, 2004, 05:14:23 AM »
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If you transfer sound from DAT to minidisc, is there a loss of quality?

From DAT to computer, loss in quality?

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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2004, 05:37:00 AM »
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why do you want to transfer a dat tape to a minidisc?

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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2004, 05:45:52 AM »
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Quote from: mogwai
why do you want to transfer a dat tape to a minidisc?


You're right, why would I?? :) Have no clue

Skip that, and answere the second question instead...

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2004, 05:54:04 AM »
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From DAT to computer, loss in quality?

i guess it makes no difference. i think it's like ripping a cd to computer.

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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2004, 12:36:20 PM »
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Yeah, just make sure you're inputting at the right frequencyt  and all. I always transfer my DATS to a computer for editing and never have any trouble.

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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2004, 06:41:43 PM »
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great. thanks.

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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2004, 07:03:28 AM »
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What should think about when I transfer a DAT tape to a computer? Frequencies, speed etc etc...

I'm quiet unlearned when it comes to sound...

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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2004, 09:26:27 AM »
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I'm quiet unlearned when it comes to sound...


I'm probably even more so, which is why I usually have someone do it for me when I need it done. But I do know that you need to make your files 48 khz.

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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2004, 10:11:13 AM »
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And whatever you do (if you have a choice), don't compress the audio.

Unless it's AAC compression.
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2004, 04:32:34 PM »
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okay, thanks...

and what is the appropriate sound level (db etc)? I wanna avoid distortion.

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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2004, 04:35:16 PM »
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Yeah, I've always wondered this too: if you fiddle with the volume knob on a dat (or the headphone monitor knob for that matter) while you're capturing to computer, does it change the volume? Or is it all about the input setting on the comp itself?
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2004, 05:06:51 PM »
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okay, thanks...

and what is the appropriate sound level (db etc)? I wanna avoid distortion.

If you want to avoid distortion, don't raise the db level. Since it's usually loud enough (or too loud) with DV, I'm guessing this would be similar. But db is subjective depending on the music you're using or the sound you've captured, so you can't really make everything the same db level (as far as I know)...
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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2004, 05:08:21 PM »
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get it...thanks

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« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2004, 05:39:07 PM »
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The sound level has three colors, green, yellow and red...if the bar or whatever it is hits the red that's obviously a bad thing but if it hits yellow, am I running a risk of distortion then?

EDIT: Bitrate? 16 bits? 32?

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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2004, 10:53:57 AM »
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I'd go 32 if your computer can handle it, a higher sample rate is always going to be better- plus you can downgrade if you need to later.
As far as the bar issue, dont even let the yellow slide, I did and now I'm sorry, my drives crashed on the weekend, all I had was a DV copy of this project, go to re-capture but the sound levels were too high on the tape and FCP bitched out about validating the audio data, had to import just the video off the tape and re-cut my sound. Dont be a dink like me, always mix it down.
Are you editing on Avid?
If so I've had the best luck with going between -12 and -20 db for sound altogether. Seems to do the trick.
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