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Capturing DV from Sony DVR, Editting & Burning

by antwany / January 23, 2006 2:26 AM PST

Have tried to do it all right: Have IEEE 1394 card for my brand new Dell Media PC (lots of horsepower, lots of storage)firewire from DVR to PC. Used Microsoft MovieMaker to capture (worked perfectly, no problems)created a project, editted extensively save project to PC and then used Sonic DVD to create DVD. Bottom line: DVD looks about as sharp as a snowstorm. Don't have dropout problems since video runs smoothly. Problem is the visuals - lots of blurring, not nearly as crisp as the mini Dv tape when played on the camera or connected to a TV. So where is the problems? Capture? (video seemed to lack clarity here - used Best suggestion in MMM wizard)Editting? Saving to file? Converting to DVD? How do I get better results? Frustrated editor.

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Any replys to your Capturing DV posting?
by dkchoco69 / June 28, 2006 8:07 AM PDT

I saw your posting, and made one virtually identical. Have you heard any replies of value?

If so, I would really appreciate your input. Will be glad to do the same.

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Just FYI.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2006 11:37 AM PDT

The how do I capture from miniDV has dozens of answers in this forum. Every once in a while members should not ask it again and check former replies.

Hint: Firewire, WINDV.


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Capturing DV
by antwany / October 8, 2006 11:30 PM PDT

GTJ - See M$ reply to my post. When I manually changed the capture quality to high DV, everything worked like a charm. Movie Maker's default setting is intended to minimize hd space but sacrifices quality. Now I just need to go back and redo my other captures.

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M$ MovideMaker I2
by jcrobso / July 2, 2006 1:20 AM PDT

Wha capture qualiy did you use??? MM 2 you have to force it to use the the high DV quality setting. John

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Movie Maker Edit
by antwany / October 8, 2006 11:27 PM PDT
In reply to: M$ MovideMaker I2

John, You hit the nail on the head. Once I manually changed the setting, everything looks great. Thanks.

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