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    Hi, I recently bought a Sony DCR-HC35 HandyCam and i have played
    it on my TV and the image quality is perfect.

    When i connect it to my PC the picture quality is terrible.
    It is like i have taken a vid on a rubbish video-phone
    and blown it up.

    Is the cam faulty?
    Is it because i am using USB and not FireWire?
    Could the cam possible be set to a really low res?

    Thanks for your help i am very new to this.

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    The issue will certainly be based in the USB transfer. Video needs a firewire connection to capture properly. Always use that method, never USB.

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    I believe the HC35 has a webcam streaming funtion, which uses USB to stream low resolution footage (either 'live' or from tape) from camera to PC for use in webcam scenarios.

    Handy for MSN. But crap quality for editing with.

    I second the Firewire suggestion!


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    Thanks.
    Off to buy a FireWire cable.

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    What type of firewire cable do i need?

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    You do have a firewire socket on your PC don't you ?

    If not, you'll need a card like this:

    Safecom PCI Firewire 1394A Card with 3 External and 1 Internal Port OEM


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