Converting video

18th May 2008, 01:45
Hi fella's,
I am looking for a way to convert some footage of a Avro Lancaster that I took last week, to a good quality in both sound and vision. Every way I've tried it the sound comes out awful, or the video is much too large.
I tried Camstasia 4, it failed to produce good quality.
Any programs I should be trying out?

K urgess
18th May 2008, 16:17
Is it from tape or digital?
I use Pinnacle Studio version 9 although I believe there is a version 10.
If it's filmed in HD you might have a problem but standard 625 line stuff should be relatively small on a PCscreen.

18th May 2008, 20:54
Although they are primarily concerned with restoring old Dr.Who tapes, the forum at is full of industry experts who will know the best way of doing this.

18th May 2008, 21:23
Cheers fella's, thanks for the help. I have now uploaded the Lanc video's to YouTube, the link to see them for better or worse is the Mess Deck under {A bit off topic Avro Lancaster].
Have a look and see what you think.

K urgess
18th May 2008, 22:28
They look fine.
Nice to hear the sound of 4 merlins but I prefer the sound of 4 Bristol Hercules.
Fred and Harold have done a great job at East Kirkby. In another life I met Fred when he was thinking of starting the thing up. Great bloke.

George Elder
20th May 2008, 09:52
Try looking in this direction, all open source (free)hundreds of them.
I've been using this for all my required programs.
eg equivalent to MS Office but free