DV to MPEG-1: Convert Video from DV(Digital Video Cassette) to MPEG-1(MPEG-1 Video) with River Past Video Cleaner, DV2MPEG-1 converter, conversion
The format was first called DVC (as in Digital
Video Cassette), later it was called simply DV. It is used in many consumer
and professional grade digital camcorders.
Digital video (DV) can be captured from a DV camcorder, stored in a file
on the user's computer, or stored on tape using a video tape recorder (VTR).
On Windows, DirectShow based DV capture program normally capture the DV into
an AVI file. However, QuickTime
based software would generally create a .DV file without the AVI header.
To convert DV video (with .dv extension) to other formats, please have
Apple QuickTime is
The first MPEG format for compressed video, optimised for CD-ROM. MPEG-1
was designed for the transmission rates of about 1.5 Mbps achievable with Video-CD
and CD-i. Its compression algorithms
allow better than VHS quality video and almost CD quality audio to be compressed
onto and streamed off a single speed (1x) CD-ROM drive. MPEG encoding can introduce
blockiness, colour bleed and shimmering effects on video and lack of detail
and quantisation effects on audio. The official name of MPEG-1 is International
MPEG.ORG is an excellent source for additional
information on MPEG format and usage.
To encode MPEG-1 video, you will need River
Past MPEG-2 Booster Pack in addition to your video software.
To convert from DV(Digital Video Cassette) to MPEG-1(MPEG-1 Video) video with River Past Video Cleaner, you must have River Past MPEG-2 Booster Pack installed.
Launch River Past Video Cleaner
Once River Past Video Cleaner is installed properly, launch Video Cleaner.
Click on the "Add File" button on the tool bar. The standard file open dialog appears. Select "DV - Digital Video (*.dv)" in its "Files of type" combo box.
Select the file you want to convert and click "Open". The file will be added to the conversion file list.
Note: To convert from DV files, you must have Apple QuickTime installed.
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Select Output Format
Use the setting panel on the bottom of the window to control the output format. Click on the toggle to the left of the "Output Format" label to expand the panel. Select "MPG - MPEG-1" as the "File Type".
Note: The MPEG-2 Booster Pack must be installed for the "MPG - MPEG-2" output option to show.
Change Video Settings
Click on the toggle to the left of the "Video Settings" label to expand the panel.
Select "Specify" under "Size" and/or "Frame rate" to enter the video resolution and/or frame rate.
You can change the bitrate, size, and frame rate of the video.
The bitrate is in the unit of kbit/second. Use this formula to calculate the video size per minute:
Video size/minute (KByte/second) = bitrate / 8 * 60.
Change Audio Settings
Click on the toggle to the left of the "Audio Settings" label to expand the panel.
You may change the sample rate, channel (stereo or mono), bits/sample, and bitrate.
Select output directory
Expand the "Output Directory" panel. Use the "Browse" button to select an output directory.
Click the "Convert" button on the tool bar.
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