Before I order a new (after this July) Apple Power Mac, I would like to get a few things clear.
I’m assuming that I can literally take uncompressed video footage through the Firewire, and put it on the hard drive for true non-linear editing. And of course make a true DVD.
I can pass-through an S-VHS signal through my Canon Elura 2MC from an S-VHS VTR and with the magic of Firewire, my old home movies will be on the hard drive, uncompressed. I don’t have to first record the S-VHS footage onto the MiniDV format? If this is correct, then why do people spend $400 on a signal converter, when they could get a DV camera for $100 to $300 more?
I could also store compressed clips of my footage, yet those clips represent the high-quality (as far as MiniDV goes) footage on the tape in my little Canon Elura 2MC. And I’m assuming this way, I could also edit the film directly from the tape (provided there is enough room on the tape for editing.)
Are those two assumptions correct? Did it make any sense?