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recording with firewire gives pixels

by mattiasbjerreskov / November 25, 2011 4:32 AM PST

I have a JVC GR-D240 camcorder. I use a firewirecaple to record to my macbook pro 15'' to imovie. But the quality is rather bad. The picture is with clear visible pixels. Special straight lines is bad. Can't understand why the camcorder with firewire link up quality is worse than a cheap USB web cam. Can anyone help me?

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any alternative suggestion
by mattiasbjerreskov / November 25, 2011 7:16 AM PST

any suggestion for a alternative camera. Since I need the fire wire out it must be a mini DV. But it must not be too expensive

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Since most are Standard Definition.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2011 7:24 AM PST

How would another SD camcorder fix your complaint?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2011 4:42 AM PST

This camcorder was reviewed at

We see it has about 400,000 or 0.4 megapixels for recording. Your cheap web cam can out do that!

What most folk do is play such back FULL SCREEN and the ratty old Standard Definition shows it's age.

Nothing seems amiss here. You want HD.

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