Converting to Quicktime...
Once you have captured an HDV file (see capturing HDV) you are ready to convert the video to a Quicktime movie. If the file you want to convert isn't already loaded in the "Capture Browser", use the "Open Capture File" command from the menu:
Once you have loaded the file, you can use the "Preview Controller" to scrub through the timeline:
If you would like to adjust the size of the preview window, use the "Preview Window Size:" control button to change the size of the window:
There are four selections for this button. The first option "Don't Change" lets you set the window size. Once this is set the window will stay the same size regardless of the actual frame size of the video.
"Quarter size", "Half size", "Full size" adjust the preview window dynamically based on the size of the video.
The "Preview Controller" has four other buttons which are: "Play/Pause", "Set In Point", "Set Out Point", "Clear In/Out Points". Here's what each does:
The first step in exporting video from HDV to Quicktime is to determine the frame size that you want to use. To do this open the HDVxDV preferences panel by selecting it from the menu:
The HDVxDV preferences panel will appear:
In the preferences panel, you can pick the output resolution under "Frame Size:".
Here's a brief explanation of the settings:
Select the size of the video that best fits your needs.
You may need to change the field ordering as well. Set the "Field Dominance" setting which best reflects your needs.
Once the preferences have been set, select one of the two export menu items. The first way to extract is the "Batch Export Movies...".
This option allows you to export all the movies in the "Capture Browser". This is the best setting if you want to convert a great deal of HDV files into Quicktime movies. You can load the same HDV file into the "Capture Browser" multiple times and mark different "in" and "out" points for each copy. This way you can convert selected scenes into Quicktime movies.
After selecting this option, the "Export panel" will appear:
This is where you select the video compression codec to use in the Quicktime movie. Here's a brief explanation of the options:
After selecting the codec, HDVxDV will ask you for a folder to save the files to:
This folder is where all of the Quicktime movies will be saved to. The names for the individual files will be the same as the names of the capture files. If there are any duplicate capture files in the "Capture Browser", they will have a number appended to them.
After pressing the "Export" button, the progress panel will appear:
Once the conversion is complete, the progress panel will disappear and the Quicktime movie will be ready to use. You can press "Cancel" at any time during the conversion.
If you want to convert only one of the files that is in your "Capture Browser", use the "To Quicktime Movie..." selection in the menu. It works the same as the "Batch" method, but it will only convert one file.