I've just acquired my first prosumer camera - Canon XL1s - and I'm out getting footage whenever possible.
But I have some questions and wondered if you could help please?
1 - Capturing DV to my PC
I'm using a firewire to the PC, and the Premiere CS3 DV PAL capture settings.
Is this getting the best quality of my raw file from the camera?
2 - I want to publish to DVD and various mobile devices plus the web
What are the output settings I need to use to get top quailty sharp image/smooth motion movies? (assuming my footage is sharp/smooth!)
I've tried a few MPEG2 settings (for transfer to DVD) and the finished item seems lacklustre and slightly blurred compared to when I view in the sample/clip window.
Similarly, some of the H264 settings give me really crappy grainy finished files.
So - I'm just impatient and want to get a table with input-output settings so I can film-edit-publish as efficiently as possible!
Don't want much do I?!