A friend videoed our wedding, and after editing I am disappointed with the quality.
He did an excellent job of videoing. Gave me some good footage to work with.
He hired a camera, I am not sure of the format, but it wasn't a straight out DV, there was something unusual about it - something like DAT or whatever.
He had the shop download the video onto a DVD for me to edit. (after moving a couple of times I am having trouble laying my hands on it - thought it is packed away somewhere)
I downloaded a program from the net to convert the file into something that I could edit. I am not sure of the program now, but I have downloaded 'imtoo DVD ripper' and 'movie DVD maker'. I think I used the imtoo program and converted it into a wmv format.
I edited it with video expression 2, a free program I got with another application.
It looked fine while I was editing, but when I enlarge the media player window it loses some quality.
I burned it to a CD using Nero. and when I watch it on TV the quality is fairly bad (pixelated)
I would have thought that I would have got a much better image than this.
Any ideas where my degradation happened (OK it might have happened at every step)
Where am I most likely to have lost the most quality?
1) In the download to DVD
2) In the conversion to wmv
3) Using the editing program
4) Burning the CD
or may there be something else.
The computer is Aopen, running windows XP,
I need to redo the video, but where should I start (and what order) in improving the quality.
Thanks in advance.