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bad capture from dv camcorder

I have the sony trv 480. When capturing from firewire to the computer the output is pixilated, faded, and just bad looking. I've tried different capture programs and different settings with no results. If the camcorder is hooked to a vcr and outputted to a tape through an av connection the picture is perfect. My computer has a sempron 2600+ 1.8 gig processor with 512 mg ram. The hard drive is an external 120 gig. What could I be doing wrong?

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possible solution?

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I found a capture program called scene analyzer that seems to capture well but it still looks bad after being burned to cd. I read about interlacing possibly causing this problem and software to correct it. I already bought cyberlink power director for $80 and was wondering why they would not include deinterlacing software in their product?

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bad capture from dv camcorder

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Ok, your using firewire (good) but what you have described sounds like a USB capture. You didn't say what program you are using ouside of a lot of them.
Here is a link with good info. John
http://www.timwerx.net/odds/pcfile.htm

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At least one of your problems is capture settings. What

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settings are you using for screen resolution and frames per second? Are you capturing video shot by this camera (ie It's not in passthrough mode.)?

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