I'm new at video editing and need some help/advice on capturing video onto my computer hard-drive. I'm using a Sony DCR-HC26 Handycam and connecting it to my computer via usb connection and capturing it with Sony Vegas software. The problem is the quality. It is a little dull in colors and the over all quality of the video is lower than viewing the video on my TV by just using the provided RCA cables using the AV out on my camcorder. I don't know why it looks much more vivid on my TV using RCA cables than connecting it to my computer.
My questions are:
Thanks for your time,
- would it be better to use the Sony I-link connection (DV out)?
- just to be sure, what is the best size/resolution to set the video for a TV screen, at 760x440 (I believe that was the setting) or something else?
- any other suggestions for a rookie like my?