[Kdenlive-devel] Buyin an HDV camcorder - Advice needed

jb jb at ader.ch
Tue Oct 10 14:30:35 UTC 2006

> My questions :
> * Is HDV supported by the DV libraries used in Kdenlive and MLT.
> * Will I be able to use Kdenlive in both cases (HDV DV or HDV Mpeg4).
> * In the case of mpeg4 files, does MLT provide non-destructive video editing.
> Non-destructive means that a 15Mb/s simple stream is not modified, unless an
> effect is applied.
> * <<<If>>> changes are required in Kdenlive, are they minimal or quite
> important?

I also plan to buy an HDV camcorder in a few months, will also be 
interested in feedback. Concerning Kdenlive, the changes should be quite 
minimal and easy to implement.

Regarding MLT, I see 2 issues:

Can FFMPEG play HDV files ? Seems like it can at least play the mpeg 
files ( 
http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/ffmpeg-user/2006-August/003672.html )

2) MLT:
Currently, MLT only works with PAL/NTSC standard formats. I do not know 
if it is possible to add an HDV template, how much work it would require 
and if someone can find the time to do it... I am interested to hear 
what the MLT guys say about it...


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