working with PAL miniDV

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Hi,

I have some footage that was shot in PAL on miniDV in india. I am back
in the states and realized that I cannot capture the footage to edit
using Premiere since I dont have the PAL camera with me. What would be
my best option. I have called some video production houses and some
have quoted me $20 to put the raw PAL footage onto DVDs? They claim
there is no compression and 1 60minute tape fits on 1 DVD. Does this
sound right?

Also i do not want to loose quality so would it be advisable to keep it
in PAL, edit it on Premiere and After Effects then burn the finished
product directly to DVD?

Thanks so much in advance.
vikas
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    In article <1108419276.065254.78330@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>,
    vsodhani@gmail.com writes
    >Hi,
    >
    >I have some footage that was shot in PAL on miniDV in india. I am back
    >in the states and realized that I cannot capture the footage to edit
    >using Premiere since I dont have the PAL camera with me. What would be
    >my best option. I have called some video production houses and some
    >have quoted me $20 to put the raw PAL footage onto DVDs? They claim
    >there is no compression and 1 60minute tape fits on 1 DVD. Does this
    >sound right?
    >
    it depends how they are saving it on the DVD - if they are using it as a
    DVD-rom and saving a DV-AVI file, there is no compression, but you would
    only get about 20 minutes on a 4.7GB DVD (I think I've worked that out
    right)

    If they are saving it as DVD video (MPEG2 encoded) then there is lots of
    compression.


    --
    Tim Mitchell
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