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Re: Sony DCR DVD 201
Even when I connect the camcorder to the PC and I use the ImageMixer to see the movie directly from the camcorder the colors are not normal.
If it looks OK on a TV, then the problem is your PC.
Your monitor's color needs to be adjusted so that it accurately reproduces color. There is hardware and software for doing this, but I am not familiar with any free software. You might check the Adobe site to see if they have their software available for download. They normally include it with Photoshop.
If it doesn't look OK on a TV, then you need to get the camera adjusted.
Re: If it looks OK on a TV, then the problem is your PC.
Hello Kiddpeat. Thanks for your reply. The movie is OK on a TV either when I connect the camcorder on the TV and when I play the disc on the dvd player. I am thinking if there is anything to do with NTSC adjustment. The computer?s dvd player has the property of changing the region where the dvd is played back. It is already set for USA where the tv system is NTSC the same of the camera. I will check for any software you are suggesting. Thanks again. Cheers!
I don't think the DVD player or computer are
concerned about what broadcast standard is used. A broadcast standard would affect a tuner in the computer, but not the video, dvd, etc.
Again, I think the problem is color matching on your monitor. There is color match software and hardware around, but it is relatively expensive ($400-$500 with hardware). Check http://www.xrite.com/ which is one of several sources.
You may wish to simply ignore the problem on the PC and watch your videos on the TV. You could also look for a service facility which can adjust it. The monitor needs to have a color profile generated. Perhaps it already has one, and that is what is causing the color error.
Re: I don't think the DVD player or computer are
I finaly found the problem. It was on my video card. I had just to re-install the drivers and BINGO!!! Everything is working well now and I can see my movies. Thanks for your help. Best Regards.
como vai voce, eu tem o saudade para rio de janeiro!
(I miss rio)
sounds like a monitor problem, if the DVD plays fine on a TV set. tell us more about your monitor, and perhaps post a question on the PC hardware forum. there are ways to test and adjust the color on most i think. how does it look with other pictures, etc?
Re: boa tarde
Hello Frankzxcv!! I am glad to know you have been in Rio. The monitor is OK for photos, etc and the colors are preety normal. After reading your post I checked out some other dvd movies (all in NTSC) and they did not work either. So, I realized that the problem is in my computer?s dvd player or software and not in the camera. Now I have to see if my monitor (samsung syncmaster 753dfx) supports NTSC. I will ask the guy who sold me the whole equipment to give me some support. When I bought the computer I checked the dvd with the videoclip Pink Floyd The Wall and as it is an old and "crazy" movie I thought that the colors were normal. Have you ever tried hang gliding tandem when you were in Rio?? That is what I do. Many thanks. Paulo
there might be a color adjustment in the DVD player software. good luck.
I didn't get to go hang gliding. prosima tiempo. couldn't find your e mail in your CNET profile, but you can e mail me thru mine and I will be happy to show you some pix of my trip to rio. talvais voce pode aduda me com meu portugues! -- fj
Hello Frank !!
It sounds that you like Rio.
I am sorry for not replying these messages before. I finaly found the problem. It was on my video card. I had just to re-install the drivers and BINGO!!! Everything is working well now and I can see my movies. Obrigado pela ajuda. Abra
otimo. estou muito feliz para voce. --fj
Re: Sony DCR DVD 201
hey,, my wife is from Peru...we live in us now.
i am looking at purchasing this same camcorder (sony 201) with DVD.. and have talked to a lot of retailers about it...
they all tell me it only plays on certain DVD players..so maybe you pc dvd player is older model. One retailer told me it doesn't play back on dvd players older than 2 years???? he didn't know specifically why..
other than this issue.. please answer the following questions.
are you happy with it?
is the play back quality better than order with miniDV?
can you play back on any DVD player?
whay made you choose this over a model with a miniDV?
we can take conversation off-line if you like (see email below).