Video editing problem

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k99

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I've got a video editing question for you all.
Im using Windows movie maker and when i capture my video and play it back it looks lawful! It's all blocky looking like a bad MPEG.
Im not sure what the problem is, im using a Sony TRV-18 with the supplied USB cable. Is there a setting im missing? It's coming from a mini DV tape and the video looks fine on the camera but not on my computer.

Can anyone help?

Thanks
k99
 

Lex

Novice Member
You will not get very good results by using a USB cable - what you need is a firewire cable (and firewire card in your pc to connect it to). This will give you perfect full frame digital video :smashin:

If you don't have a firewire card you should be able to get one cheap from somewhere like www.ebuyer.com or www.dabs.com (they usually come complete with cable).

You will also want a fair amount of free space on your hard drive too (or preferably a seperate or partitioned hard drive). Also best if you have a decent processor and at the very, very least 256mb RAM (preferably more)...

Hope this helps.
 

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