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Old 12-14-03, 09:11 PM
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Vids are crystal clear on camcorder / like crap on PC, why?

I just got a Sony DCR-TRV250 the other night. I have some vids I'd like to upload and share with everyone. The only problem is once loaded to the pc and viewed, NO sound and shitty video quality. Watching the vid on the camcorder or tv it's perfectly fine with the video and sound. I'm using the software that came with the camera (ImageMixer). The sample vids from the software are crystal clear with sound :crook: WTF? I'm on a laptop with XP if it matters.

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does image mixer work with videos or just stills?
camcorder's are one of the Sony products I don't have to support
maybe this can help
http://ciscdb.sel.sony.com/cgi-bin/select-di.pl
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Some it could be due to interlacing, unless you have a progressive camera.
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Play with the capture settings in ImageMixer.

Are you capturing as avi or mpeg-1?

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Originally posted by Luddy
Play with the settings in ImageMixer.

Are you capturing as avi or mpeg-1?
Mpeg1. I figured out the video quality problem. Just had to adjust the setting. I tried the same for the volume and still NOTHING. I'll call in the morning to see what is up.
Old 12-15-03, 09:27 AM
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My guess is that you're connecting via USB, not FireWire. Newer camcorders will let you download video (at a lower resolution and without sound) through the USB port, but if you want your video (and sound) in all its glory you need to use the FireWire port.
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Use the firewire connection and capture the DV footage. This will take lots of space, but will be the same high quality that you're used to viewing. Then using software you can encode the video to MPEG-2 or MPEG-1 (I'd recommend TMPGenc, or Cinema Craft Encoder). If you have a DVD burner then use MPEG-2 and burn right onto a DVD.
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Is there a good program for a home user that will download DV via firewire allow some modest editing (Titles, transitions, etc.), perform DVD authoring (menus, MPG2 conversion) and burn all in one?

I thought Nero vision would do this but it is dropping frames like crazy and then locking up on my PC. I can use the windows movie maker with no dropped frames. I also tried ULEAD's program and it locked up also?

I have a laptop w/ P4 mobile 2.2 ghz and Windows XP Pro.
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Roxio 6 will. I authored a couple of DVDs just last week with it's DVDBuilder software. Pretty straight forward. It doesn't have the greatest selection of menus and you can't do alternate audio tracks (best I've been able to tell). But I made the DVDs in less than an hour.

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