The purpose is to provide a piece of software that generates a nice "backup" from the original "dv" material. Something to convert from the next photo (from DV interleave video):
into this (progressive video):
(Click over the pictures to see full sized).
1. The first step is to capture DV material
2. To create a nice backup of that material. The choice is:
a. Video: x264
b. Audio: aac
c. Container: matroska
3. To edit the material with a non linear video editor. In linux, as per today, I recommend OpenShotVideo (despite I guess the future will be for PiTiVi).
To create the nice backup, behind the scenes:
1. The video is deinterlaced.
2. The video is denoised.
3. The illumination is improved.
4. The video is deshaked.
It is very complicated, due to the amount of packages being used and the no centralized source for all that information.
Once that everything is installed, you will have to copy your ".avi" videos with the DV content in a directory. For example:
In windows you will have to:
1. Go to "Start", "Run…" and write "cmd" and press enter. The command line appears.
2. Go to the directory where dv2mkv is installed:
cd c:\mydir3. Execute the software with python:
c:\python26\python pyavs.py -t ./tmp ./input ./output
The last line will start a very SLOW process where all the .avi files in the ./input directory will be converted into matroska files in the ./output directory. The directory C:\mydir\tmp will used for the temporal files. I strongly recommend to use "small" files in the input directory instead of long files.