Im having a really annoying problem. I have a DCR-DVD301 Sony camcorder that I am trying to use for stop animation.. I sadly came to the realization when i first plugged it in that it does not have firewire capabilities.. thus, no good program like premiere can even see the camera online. I am using pinnacle to have USB access. The only programs that see the camera like this are AnimatorDV simple+ and windows movie maker. When I grab images with Animator DV, no matter if my subject is completely still and my camera doesnt move a millimeter, each pic is different. the noise completely changes and looks like shit.
I tried one thing just for kicks, i took an actual image through the camera with the snap photo button, then i grabbed that image with animator dv, and its much much better quality! only problem is to do this i actually have to record this image onto a mini dvd!! plus it takes twice as long. This is what i was trying to avoid in the first place! Is there any way i can retain that quality and not have this ridiculous noise change in every image? Better yet, is there anyway AT ALL to get either a plugin for premiere or something that allows me to go from usb to firewire? Im completely newbie with camcorders. Im a photography major.
I just dont understand if that noise change is the camcorder or animator dv? the snapped images are much clearer so i know the camera has the ability to give me that quality. PLEASE HELP !!!!