i have just bought a jvc gr-d73ek mini dv camera which seems great playing the video directly from the tape onto my tv but when i try to capture the video on my pc to burn to dvd the picture becomes pixelated.
i have it connected by the usb lead which came with it (with core filters attached) and i have tried capturing it with 3 different software programs,
1. windvd creator which works but the quality is rubbish, 2. pinnacle studio 8 which recognises the camera but when i click the capture button and start the camera playback comes up capture error (although before i start the capture the quality in the preview screen is also rubbish) and 3. the software which was bundled with the camera "imagemixer ver 1.7" which has the best quality but is still heavily pixelated.
i do not see the point in having a camera which takes good quality footage if everytime you try to get it onto your computer to work with it looks as if it was taken by a webcam.
i notice that my soundblaster audigy soundcard has a 1394 firewire port and i'm wondering if connecting the camera's dv output to that would result in better quality but i read that usb 2 is faster although whilst i think my ports are usb 2 i'm not 100% sure.
then i was wondering if perhaps i need a graphics card as my pc uses the motherboards onboard graphics and i thought maybe it was a limitation with that although i dont want to spend £100 on a graphics card if i don't even know if it will make a difference.
my other main specs of my pc are
athlon 2400 xp+ 2ghz processor
maxtor 4700 rpm 40 gb hd (slave)
seagate 7200 rpm 80 gb hd (master)
1024 mb pc 2100 ddr dram
i have tried all week to figure it out but to no avail. i don't mind spending some money to correct the problem but i don't want to fork out a small fortune and find out it makes no difference.
i would greatly appreciate any help which anyone can give me as its irritating me quite a bit at the moment.(and so is my missus who wants to see her stuff on dvd)