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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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Re: bad capture from dv camcorder

At least one of your problems is capture settings. What 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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Re: bad capture from dv camcorder

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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No one has given me a correct answer. I'm trying to get a video off my Sony Handycam and download it to my compuer. I have windows 7.


WINDOWS 7

  • Drivers:
    • The drivers needed to connect your Sony camcorder to a computer and transfer files are already included in the operating system.
  • Not Supported:
    • The USB streaming feature is not supported with the Windows 7 operating system.
    • The Windows 7 Starter edition is not supported.
    1. Connect a Firewire cable to the DV port on the camcorder.
    2. Connect the other end of the i.LINK (firewire) cable to the computer. NOTE: The computer i.LINK ports and capture cards may have either 4-pin or 6-pin connections. Sony digital camcorders use i.LINK ports with 4 pins. If your computer only has a 6-pin i.LINK port, then it will be necessary to use a 4-pin to 6-pin i.LINK cable.
    3. Turn on the digital camcorder by moving the POWER switch to the VTR position.
    4. Cue the camcorder tape to the beginning of the video footage.
    5. Turn on the computer. Your computer should recognize the camcorder and automatically install the driver it needs.
    6. Start the video capture software on the computer.
    7. Begin playing the recorded video in the camcorder.
    8. Begin importing the video with the capture software. It should now be possible to copy the video using the video capture software if the computer hardware and software are configured correctly.
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    For the TRV 130E model of camera what you can do is this;

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    Okay then let's start with that. Download the drivers from:

    http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Cameras-Camcorders/Camcorders/MiniDV-Camcorders/Drivers-Downloads/model.PV-GS39.D#ts

    Install the drivers and you should be good to go! Let me know if you're having any problems after that.

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    Do you hve a FireWire output in the camera? (IEEE)
    If yes, connect it to your computer.(You need a firewire card in your computer too ($10 on ebay))
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    If you do not have a firewire, you will have to use your video out of the camera to capture. Then you will need a TV card/Capture card to capture the video. (you can just plug in your AV out from the camera to the capture/tv card and use the software come with it.)
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    You can simply use Windows Movie Maker to get your videos to yor computer.

    Cheers!!!

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