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- August 20, 2007 at 12:58 PM #39765STEParticipant
I’ve been using Ulead VideoStudio 10 plus, but whatever I try, the footage downloaded from the digicam looks great, I then edit it in this programme and burn it to DVD disc and there is a complete transformation to a rubbish quality when viewed on a DVD player.
Any replies would be great as I have just recorded my mates wedding and would be good to have a nice crisp clear end result. The audio is perfect.
Many thanks in advance,
So is your footage from a hard drive/memory card or captured from mini DV tape?
Perhaps the quality setting for DVD burning is set to low in order to fit lots of time on it. See if you can increase the quality setting.
Thanks for your replies.
Moglepro…..The footage is captured on a DV tape in a Canon MV750i DV Camcorder, then downloaded through firewire onto my P.C.
Ryan……Thanks for that I will check the settings.
Cheers guys for your help it’s so frustrating after putting the time and effort in and not being pleased with the end result.
Grainy footage is often very hard to identify on a computer monitor. If the footage was grainy in the first place, you may not have noticed it on your editing machine. The best advice I can give is to use an external ntsc monitor (a TV) to view the footage as you edit (this can normally be done by connecting a dv camera to the pc and connecting the composite video output to a tv).
Also, with a program I’ve used in the past, it captured from DV tape as 320×240 instead of high quality DV and it took me forever to realize that I was editing a video with the screen size of a video iPod! Man I was ticked off when I found that out because I did not have backup copies of the film I had captured. Make sure it’s importing in the correct resolution.