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RyuOni1989User avatarPosts: 41Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:21 amLocation: Japan Gender: Male

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Just asking a few questions about Audio/Video;

For recording, what would the best hardware be for Audio and/or Video (could be seperate or single appliances)?
For producing, what would the best software be for Audio and/or Video?
What would you say the best file types are for Audio and Video to get the most compression without sacrificing source quality?
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JustBusiness17User avatarPosts: 1484Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:29 amLocation: Earth, Solar System, Milky Way, The Universe, Etc etc... Gender: Male

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RyuOni1989 wrote:Just asking a few questions about Audio/Video;

For recording, what would the best hardware be for Audio and/or Video (could be seperate or single appliances)?
For producing, what would the best software be for Audio and/or Video?
What would you say the best file types are for Audio and Video to get the most compression without sacrificing source quality?

How high quality are you looking to go or are you asking out of curiosity?

Best is usually subjective, especially when it comes to electronics. The features and build qualities vary within and across price categories.

I can't really speak based on experience or anything but Adobe Creative Suite seems to be the go-to software set for image and video editing. From what I understand, you can pretty much do anything an amateur could ever want with enough options to keep you guessing. It covers a variety of functions from bitmap and vector based image editing to flash animation, video compilation, and special effects. I'm not sure if it has a dedicated audio editor though.

Again, I'm not a pro on the matter, but .mkv files seem to be rather popular now that HD video and broadband internet connections are both mainstream. I've never actually viewed a .mkv but I assume it's the best that you're going to find based on the little research I've done into the subject.
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RyuOni1989User avatarPosts: 41Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:21 amLocation: Japan Gender: Male

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The video quality wouldn't be HD, but I'd like to keep it as close to the original source video as possible. I'm using Sony Vegas Pro 9.0 and I'm a little lost in the amount of options I'm given when it comes to the production stage (well, in general tbh, but that's another thing).
And yeah, I've downloaded a couple of .mkv files and they're very good quality I think. But back to the issue, I'm looking for something that can get as close to the original quality (of both video and audio) to put on youtube.
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derkvanlUser avatarPosts: 164Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:32 pm Gender: Male

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For computers it's .AVI for video and .WAV for audio which mostly have the best quality.

What's more important to look at is the bitrate of the video or audio.
- the higher bitrates, the better the quality.

Hardware for editing is not really necessary unless you work with analogue audio and video. A good decent PC, with a multicore processor, a decent regular videocard and at least 2 GB of RAM will do fine with windows XP. For Vista or 7 it's adviced to go with at least 4 GB of RAM and 64-bits operating system.

What video editing software fits you best, depends on your own skills. Adobe premiere elements and photoshop elements are quite ok to use, but lack professional functionality.

I'm not familiar with Sony Vegas, but I see some real quality work coming from editors that use it.

Windows moviemaker is good for glueing videos together, don't expect much editing capability.

Magix has some good editing software, which is quite easy to use.

Pinnacle also has good software (I used to work with it in combination with a DV500 capture card).

I'm not into audio-editing, the little things I do with audio can all be done with the software I got included with my Xfi platinum soundcard.
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