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How to get the sharpest focus

JohnTheDrummer

Novice Member
I'm an artist who uses a video camera/projector set up to demonstrate to art clubs. I use a SONY HANDYCAM DCR-SR37E camcorder 60gb Hdd connected to an Epson Eb-S31, and I;m sure I'm not getting the best out of this -at best the projected picture(certainly bright enough) is slightly out of focus. Would I start by looking at the camera's setting? the only option I can find is the telephoto bit on the side, which zooms in and out rapidly but doesn;t seem to have a fine adjustment. The projector's controls seem fairly basic, too....but the built in menu looks sharp and crisp when projected, so I know it's capable of a good image.
any help will be greatly appreciated
thanks.
 

jfinnie

Distinguished Member
It is a standard definition camera and an SVGA projector. Standard definition blown up to projection size is never going to be very sharp.

For a really good result you'd really want to be using a full HD camera and projector. (1080p)

Are you using S-video or composite to connect the two? S-video will probably be a bit sharper than composite.
 

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