Step II: Configuring Digital Video AVI Properties
Movies made in this format can be exported to a Digital Video (DV) camera attached to your PC. Video Edit Magic includes Digital Video Manager for exporting to Digital Video cameras.
Select the Digital Video AVI Type. Video Edit Magic supports both Type I and Type II. Both types are identical in both picture and sound quality.
Type I DV files are not backward compatible with older Video for Windows (VFW) systems. In cases where you want the minimum file size or minimum amount of processing required, Type-1 is preferable. Type II DV files cannot be created without an audio. For this purpose, Video Edit Magic automatically inserts a blank audio when the Timeline contains no audio. As the audio data is stored twice in the file, once in the DV stream and once in the AVI stream, a Type-2 DV AVI file is around 5% larger than the Type-1 equivalent. Uploading and capturing Type-2 AVI files to and from a DV camcorder takes slightly more processor power, as the extra audio AVI stream needs to be added or removed. Type-2 is the more compatible format for editing.
Select NTSC or PAL depending on the standards supported by your Digital Video camera. The DV AVI specifications for these standards are:
Frame Rate: 29.97 frames/second
Dimension: 720 x 480 pixels
Frame Rate: 25 frames/second
Dimension: 720 x 576 pixels
Digital Video AVI files are variants of uncompressed AVI files. Similar to uncompressed AVI, Digital Video AVI does not use a compressor and can take up large amount of disk space. While saving to Digital Video AVI, it is a good idea to also make a movie in AVI format using a video and audio compressor that produces good quality output. This movie can be stored for future use. After the DV AVI is exported to the camera, you may delete the DV AVI file.