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April 11, 2015 at 5:28 PM #85355abc_easy_123Member
I was wondering if someone could help me with a peculiar and somewhat unrelated issue with a new camcorder I purchased. I am trying out the Canon Vixia HF G30. I returned the Vixia HF G20 as the Vixia HF G30 model has some better issues, in my opinion.
But what I am having concerns with is that when I view video footage on my laptop I am noticing these odd horizontal lines along the edges of objects that move very fast. For example, I took some footage of me waving goodbye and the edges of my hand have these odd pixelated "horizontal" lines that look like poor quality. I recorded my video in AVCHD format which is pretty high, correct? I tried playing back the footage on a laptop that has HD+ and not Full HD (I just learned there was a difference between the two and I'm getting a laptop with Full HD and returning the one with HD+ shortly). I do want to stress that these lines are horizontal and not like your typical square-shaped pixelated choppiness that you see with low resolution.
Could someone possibly explain why this is the case? I was using VLC video viewer which is a pretty versatile video viewer and supports a lot of different video formats.
I'm not sure if I need to include more details. But if I do just let me know. I will say that when I use the included HDMI cable to view my recorded footage on my LED 40" flat screen television the video quality looks just as good as I would expect it to for this type of camera.
April 13, 2015 at 7:58 PM #212105theonecanoeParticipant
I know that camera will shoot in various frame rates including 60i. Perhaps you shot some footage using that mode. The i stands for interlaced. I've had issues with VLC player not automatically switching on the de-interlace mode. Not saying that's the issue but check your camera record settings as well as VLC's playback settings.
April 14, 2015 at 5:02 AM #212109theonecanoeParticipant
With the VLC player open click on 'video' on top, when the drop down menu apperars click on 'deinterlace' then choose 'on' or 'automatic'. See if that helps.
June 2, 2015 at 2:23 AM #212377amywongMember
You'd better check your camera record settings and VLC's playback settings.
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