SONY HVR-Z5E PROBLEMS

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    • #84748
      AvatarRDFV
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      I recently purchased an SONY HVR-Z5E Camcorder.

      I find it suffers with patterning down or along edges in the picture, for example if a gold picture frame is within view you see like a pattern on the edges of the frame as the camera is moving slightly.

      Anybody got any ideas how to stop this?

       

    • #211564
      Avatarrs170a
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      It could be due to a wide range of things. Can you post a short piece of original video (not YouTube or Vimeo) somwwhere for us to look at and advise. Thanks.

       

      Mike

    • #211570
      Avatarrs170a
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      If you have a Gmail account, use Google drive (15 GB. of free storage).

      https://drive.google.com

      There's also Dropbox (2 GB. of free space). If you don't have an account, use the following link and we each get an additional 500 MB. of free space.

      https://db.tt/rYE74u2

       

      Mike

    • #211571
      AvatarRDFV
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      Hi

      I have put the files on Google Drive

       

      What info do you require for you to see the files?

       

      I have put the original clip from a CF card and an example clip which was produced by CYBERLINK POWER DIRECTOR 12.

      When I click on the original clip in Google drive  you can see it but with reduced effect, look at the gold Picture frame, then have a look at the example clip, this is how it looks by the time I burn it to a DVD.

      I have not had this problem with my other Sony DCR-TRV950E camcorder using the same process.

    • #211572
      Avatarrs170a
      Participant

      You need to share the file/folder by right clicking it to get the link and then post the link(s) here.

       

      Mike

    • #211573
      AvatarRDFV
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      https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwR2VEku68mfdUtxbVZUeFZlQ2c/view?usp=sharing

       

      I am having problems sending a link for a file taken off the CF card, when I click on share it's greyed out, no problem with a file produced by PD12 which is the link above.

      If you require a longer file, just say.

    • #211574
      Avatarrs170a
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      I see what you mean about the patterning.  It's due to the fine detail in the frame that your camera can't resolve. I use Sony Vegas Pro and was able to greatly reduce it by applying a very light Gaussian blur effect (0.001 in the vertical direction) to the clip.

       

      Mike

    • #211576
      AvatarRDFV
      Participant

      First, thanks  Mike for your help.

      I will give that a go.

       

       I also thought of applying a blur to it, I also so see it on Chrome door handle and many straight edges.

       

      It's worse by the time I burn it to a DVD.

       

      I am concerned by the fact I have never noticed it with my other camera.

      It is also better if I capture in RAW DV rather than AVI  (SONY HVR-MRC1)

      Is it a problem with the camera ???

    • #211577
      Avatarrs170a
      Participant

      Your old camera was a standard def camcorder while your new one is a high def model, correct?  If that's the case, your new camera is capturing approximately 6X mor einformation than your old one which is why you never saw these artifacts before. Such are the joys of HD πŸ™

      I applied the blur effect to your clip and rendered it out to a new m2t file in Vegas. Unfortunately I can only do 60i and not 60p which is what your source video was.

      I also rendered it out to an mpeg-2 file, the same kind that would be used to create a DVD.

      Both files are located here:

      https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B7mrRhyfDfARVHZHbUJfYzNPR0U&usp=sharing

       

      Mike

    • #211578
      AvatarRDFV
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      Thanks allot Mike for all that info and your efforts with the two file you sent.

      I think on the next capture I will put a slight defocus on the camera and see if that cures the problem.

    • #211579
      Avatarrs170a
      Participant

      Glad I could help RDFV. Good luck with your future projects.

       

      Mike

    • #211569
      AvatarRDFV
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      Not sure where to post??

       

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