Hello everyone. This is my first post. I found this forum just now through Google whilst searching for expert video and editing forums after having realised that I have made a big mistake and if I don't get it sorted then I am, for use of a better word, SCREWED!
I really, really hope that someone here can help me.
Basically, I recently went to India to shoot footage for a company. Before I went I bought a new video camera, the very compact Sony DCR-HC37E. It worked great out there, I had no problems and today, now that I'm back home in England, I've plugged it into my computer via FireWire and captured some footage onto my hard-drive via Adobe Premiere 6.0 (purchased an amazing 7 years ago!)
However, playing the footage back on Adobe, it seems quite juttery. My previous Sony handicam (TRV-238E - old school!) had been just fine. It was round about then that I started to think "Oooooooooh craaaaap!"
THEN I realised what was up. I'd bought my HC37E off ebay. On closer inspection I see that the name code on the camera is in fact HC37. Of course, without the 'E' at the end it means that the camera is not set to PAL.
My stomach sank.
There's no point chasing after the ebay seller or fretting about all that stuff now. Maybe he didn't even know himself that it wasn't a PAL! (although he did advertise it as an HC37E, the crafty devil).
I have a stack of mini-DV tapes shot on a DCR-HC37.
The DCR-HC37 is not set to PAL.
When I capture the footage in Adobe Premiere 6.0 it plays back as juttery in a project set to PAL mode. The juttering is like every second or so the footage shakes, although this is predominently when the camera pans across a scene rather than consistently throughout.
If I start a new Adobe project in NTSC mode then the footage is COMPLETELY messy.
So... HOW ON EARTH do I save and use this footage? I mean, I have good footage quality saved on these mini-DV tapes. I just need to be able to edit and export them on something that plays them as clearly as they were recorded.
Are there some simple settings on Adobe Premiere 6.0 that could save me and that I'm overlooking?
Or if I ever want to be able to edit footage shot on my DCR-HC37 am I going to have to buy a brand new computer and editing software?
Please, will some expert out there read this post, understand what I am saying, know the answer and explain it to me in a soothing kind of way?
One hundred thanks in advance if anyone knows how to solve this teeny tiny issue I'm having.