I am currently working on a project where I need to record several thousand filmclips via jitter into a database. They need to be recorded with sound. The clips are of people speaking(sitting still) and will be recorded using a new ibook. So far I am unhappy with the quality I have been achieving on the recorded clips.
The question is simple: What is the best procedure for recording films from a Hd camera via firewire with Jitter. The only criteria is to get the highest possible quality. The sound comes from msp could be recorded as a seperate file joined with the quicktime file, whatever facilitates the highest quality. Tips regarding codecs, camera settings or other relevant info would be much appreciated.
So far I have been using jit.qt.grab in combination with jit.vcr, also tried grabbing directly to disk from jit.qt.grab but did not see any increase in performance.
Any tips appreciated.