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Firewire transfer to PC poor qulaity. HELP

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by gonz, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. gonz

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    Hi,

    I have a JVC DVX707 Mini-DV Camcorder with 1.3 CCD. I have transferred video to my PC via Fire-wire using both Windows Movie Maker (Ver. 2.0) & STOIK Capturer.
    I want to transfer to DVD-R but when I play back video it is very blocky/pixelated.

    So far the transferred video is of poor quality and even with no compression set. It transfers to AVI running at high quality (720*480 res).

    However it is at the moment better quality on VCR or even on mini-DV (played back on camcorder hooked up to TV) then on PC or digital format.

    Is there any program I can use to capture RAW video instead of AVI or WMV. Ideally MPEG2 as this is the DVD format but I understand this is not possible, I just want the best video possible.

    I have 4.3 GB on a DVD-R disc and an hour mini-DV so I want to utilise the space and get the best possible video quality. My computer is also beefy (P4 3.0, 1024 RAM).

    I am lost, I though Fire-wire and DVD-r is the cream of technology and high video quality. I must be doing something wrong. Please help.

    Thanks
     
  2. Roy Mallard

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    Are you set to PAL or NTSC?.

    I've not used Windows Movie Maker myself so beyond that (I was going by resolution, should be 720x576 for PAL format) I don't know.

    I had a similar problem when I was using imovie and idvd, the quality was terrible, then I noticed the system was defaulting to NTSC, affecting both resolution and fluidity of motion (the resampling from 30fps to 25fps was causing problems).
     
  3. gonz

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    Hi,

    I think it is defaulting to NTSC but it also is set to 15 (it says 'key') fps. There are many compression options but I am not sure which to choose as 'no compression' is defaulted to NTSC and it cannot be changed.

    I am using STOIK Capturer.

    Can you recommend a software where I can get 25fps, and setting to PAL which you use now.

    Thanks
     

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