Aaaaand Action! Video Editing with DVStorm SE From Canopus

Exporting To AVI, MPEG Or Quicktime

Next to Adobe Premiere, Stormedit's export features look rather meager. Nonetheless, you can convert files into Apple Quicktime, MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 formats. Also, you can write the material back to tape on the DV camera, as we mentioned above.

Exporting DV material to Quicktime or MPEG is a time-consuming process. For instance, a Pentium 4 1.6 GHz will run a quarter as long as for MPEG-2 (full PAL or NTSC resolution). So for ten minutes of footage, you'll need 12.5 minutes to encode the data. So, the faster the CPU, the faster the encoding.

The MPEG tab presents you with a series of different output formats.

The resolution and bit rate can be adjusted in the Video option. The software bundle also includes DVDit!, which enables you to create your own DVDs. For more information on how it works, see our article Digital Video Editing: The Canopus DVRaptor-RT .

Uwe Scheffel