Sony TRV350 D8 camcorder
PC w/ Pentium 4, 1.60 GHz, 512 RAM, XP Pro OS, NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Video card, Movie Maker 2, USB 2 card.
I am capturing band tour footage for posting on a web site. The footage is a little dim on the camcorder LCD, but even with the LCD brightness set at medium, the picture is still quite visible.
When I capture via USB into MM2, the resulting picture is always too dark, bordering on black. I have found no brightness or contrast settings on MM2 that are useable during capture.
I was able to change the brightness and contrast when playing back the movie file in Windows Media Player, but it really washed out the picture.
I would like to know how to adjust for a dark picture when capturing with my setup.
Would a firewire connection make any difference in brightness or contrast? If so, what firewire card of decent quality and low expence would you recomend?