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Old Dec 31, 2005, 2:01 AM   #1
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Pardon the newbie question, but which format should I record in? Advantages / Disadvantages of each format greatly appreciated.

The MicroTek MV500 I have has both.... Hate to start filming consistently with one, then find out months later (with more knowledge & experience) I should have used the other format :roll:

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Old Dec 31, 2005, 6:54 AM   #2
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1st Welcome aboard.

Doing sample runs will tell you.....

Do not hold me to my words avi forexample I can do animations off asf I cannot

avi may be a tab bigger, and asf more compressed. I can never get it right asf is newer so when you record your movies on a dvd it will be formatted dv-avi. so like i said you may wantto research your question until another member has the right answer sorry Mod FISHY
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Old Jan 2, 2006, 11:31 PM   #3
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This is a very good question, and one that I've seen no professional opinions about. Does asf or avi permit higher quality? One thing I know for sure is that there is more video post-processing software available for avi than asf. But asf files are about 15% larger.

This becomes a bigger problem when you purchase newer hybrids and the videos from your old one won't play on the new one.
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