Getting poor quality uploads to my pc from my Canon XH-A1
I'm getting very poor quality uploads from my dv tapes when I upload them with my Canon XH-A1 HDV camcorder.
I get a wavey green band at the top of the video when I play it back in windows media player. Is this a known issue with this camcorder? How do I correct it?
I have no problems when I use my Sony FX7 for uploading.
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The most likely cause is a component failure in the power circuit. This can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not really a user serviceable problem and should be looked at by a qualified technician. Here is a link to a repair shop that should be able to help you.
Play the tape on the camera before connecting it to the mac and loading up the software. You could always see if iMovie is giving the same error message too... This usually fixes the problem for me and usually arises when switching between SD and HD on the camera.
I occassionally have this issue, what you need to do is set the camera playing BEFORE you connect and load up the software. This should then show an image in the import settings in iMovie or whatever you are using. If you are using iMovie, do a manual import and rewind the tape on the camera manually with the import just running. When I do this it usually solves the problem for a while but every now and then it'll arise again, usually when switching between using HD MiniDV tapes and the standard ones and hence switching between SD and HD recording on the camera, seems to confuse it somewhat...
the tape most likely has the lock switched on, it's secured so no one can even view it, why it happend, beats me, look at the bottom of the tape, if it has the lock switch, and is pushed up to "lock" push it back down, if that doesn't work than I'm not sure, sorry.
hope this helped- snowsurfer58