Question about Panasonic PV-GS150 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
So I've been trying to actually make some small videos to be edited on the computer with the Panasonic PV-GS150. I purchased the camcorder a couple years ago and I don't know exactly what came with it but now I don't have the software CD on my main computer (a faster desktop). I've been importing the movie files into Windows Movie Maker (only editing software I have and also currently the only way I have to get the footage onto my computer) using the Capture function but I always end up losing a massive amount of quality even when I capture in the highest settings like DV-AVI.
I'm using a white USB cable that didn't actually belong with the Camcorder originally and I'm importing to Windows Movie Maker XP. (plugging into http://img377.imageshack.us/i/dv6zk.jpg/)
Additionally, I use the widescreen format on the camcorder (720 x 480?) because I want widescreen for my videos.
But why am I losing this quality? Isn't this an HD camcorder? It says "High Speed USB right on the side of the thing? Can anyone help me?
First off, see if it has a firewire port, and if so then try to upload via firewire cable, not usb. But for any camera, you lose quality when uploading to a computer. What you could try doing is convert it to another format, this may improve quality some. Try not using widescreen, see what results you will get.Also, are you using internal memory on the camera or external (IE-SD card). From my experience, using a high quality SD card (SDHC for example) and getting a card reader (They are cheap, USB card readers about a buck on ebay) and uploading it like that, you get better quality video and pictures. Try some of these, if they don't work you can wait for another person to answer or email me.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
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