Isn't any camera above 1mpx technically an HD camera??Kadders said:Not sure if there are any HD stills cameras, but there are a number of HD digital video cameras that will do 16x9 stills too. For instance Sanyo's Xacti HD1a.
Mine is 4mpx and it looks crappy!sandstheman said:Isn't any camera above 1mpx technically an HD camera??
Don't think there are any stills cameras that do 16x9 per say, but with enough megapixels you can crop down to 1280x720, or try and find a camera that takes panoramic stills
Well depending on how much you spend on a camera, the more expensive (pro models) can save in raw or tiff format which gives the best image quality. The cheaper cameras always over compress the images so that they can save more pictures in a smaller amount of space.Murray said:Mine is 4mpx and it looks crappy!
I borrowed a 6mpx and it still looks crappy!
I was told that jpg's will always look crappy on a large screen!
A Camera shop told me if you could save them on BipMap (may have the wrong name) the image would look better, but cameras dont store that way!?!?
There has to be a way to get a HD still image on a 2.6mt wide screen using a HD projector without buying a HD Handycam? I just want the right still digital camera.
QUOTE]JorisS said:A 4Mpix camera has a far higher resolution than your projector does....
My guess is the crappy image is the result of the projector rather than the camera? How does it look on your computer??
I save them on the pc then use a prog to convert them to a slide show and then burn to dvd. They are ok on the screen but not as good as a good dvd.Jammyb said:How are you showing the images? Saving them to your PC and then connecting your PC to your projector using a VGA or DVI->HDMI cable?
Im trying to get a HD image not looking for a panarama shot!Kadders said:OK - not sure what you are really asking here! Do you actually want to shoot in 16x9? If not, you can crop the pics to make the aspect ratio correct, or stitch panoramas to get the same effect. For instance, this is very good:
If you do want native 16x9 from a stills camera, I do not know of one!
And no, jpgs do not necessarily look crappy on a large screen! Maybe your projector is not downscaling correctly. A WXGA (1280*768) projector is less than 1 Mpixel, so maybe you could try shooting at a LOWER resolution on your camera!
I used to have the PJTX200 and the results were exactly the sam,,,just ok but no where near HD!Jammyb said:totally barking up the wrong tree converting them to any other format.
If you're using XP then just using the built in slideshow feature should be fine. Using this with my TX200 and 5.1MP images gives crystal clear results, can't imagine the Panny would be any different (if not quite as sharp )
Im using Pro Show Gold and also VSO Photo DVD. Thats the best way for me to have everything timmed with music, fades etc etc,,,,Jammyb said:Like a photo CD? That's only going to be 840x480 or 1024x576. Interlaced at that I think.
You need to connect your PC directly to the projector with a VGA cable.
As JammyB has stated it's more likely that those programs are compressing your images down and resizing them to standard SD resolution, which is more than likely why they aren't lookin so great when you play them back on the projectorMurray said:Im using Pro Show Gold and also VSO Photo DVD. Thats the best way for me to have everything timmed with music, fades etc etc,,,,
Yes the camera is set to the highest res. The projector is using HDMI from the player set to 720p. But maybe its the prog that I use thats downgeading the res????mr_yogi said:Like others have said it's not the camera, even my old Sony 3.2 Mpixel camera can capture sharp 1600x1200 images which is about twice the resolution of 720p. Have you got the camera set to high quality mode?
Are viewing the pictures using a SD DVD player?
So if its the progs that downgrade my images, whats the best way I can make really good slidshows with music times and fades etc? and have GREAT picture quality?Jammyb said:Fair enough, but I'm afraid the results are always going to look a bit pants, despite what the software manufacturer may claim.
So do you mean I wouldnt be able to use the DVD progs I use anymore? How will I get those wonderful professional fades, wipes, music timed etc etc without them?Jammyb said:It's the fact that you're playing them from a standard DVD player that means you'll have poor image quality. Some DVD players can take Jpeg files from a DVD and then output them via HDMI at 1280x720. But you wouldn't get the fades and music this way.
The only way to get decent results is to have a PC connected to your projector. For what you want it to do even a very cheap one would be adequate. Or you could buy some sort of media box to wirelessly stream from your main PC.
You can use Adobe Premiere to create the slideshows if you wish and output the result as a high def video, but again the only way to play it would be with a direct connection from PC, if you were to burn it to DVD the res would be downgraded againMurray said:So do you mean I wouldnt be able to use the DVD progs I use anymore? How will I get those wonderful professional fades, wipes, music timed etc etc without them?