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    Default Flickering bottom line from DV camera - plz help

    I transferred video from my canon mv-750I to Sonic MyDVD
    and during playback of the DVD I created I get the bottom line flickering. This does not happen when the camera is hooked up to the TV with AV cable and in play mode.

    PAL mode in rec + software .

    Any ideas ?


    Thank you.

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    Is this on the PC or on the TV? If you play it on a TV, it will probably disappear (due to the what's know as the 'safe region' - or the 'the bit of screen not covered by the casing').

    You can crop the bottom of your video using most Non Linear Editing (NLE) packages.

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    You're right. It happens on the PC only. The flickering line is past the bottom of the screen on the TV.

    Is this a normal problem - It's a brand new camera. Should I return
    it to the shop for a replacement ?

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    I believe it's normal, particulary on lower end cams. May be wrong, so I'll open that up to the rest of the forum!

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    Sounds like a field order problem.

    As the original footage was DV PAL then ensure when you are encoding this for TV you specify "lower field first". I don't know where this setting is in your software.
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    Lloyd > this tends to happen on DV AVI captured directly from the camcorder on my old panasonic - so it's not even an encoding isssue in my experience... I used to just crop the layer of pixels.

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    I work at a large retail store so I have the liberty of checking other devices....

    I will hook it up to a DVD recorder and see if it does the same while
    running directly into a stand-alone device (not PC)
    Will update tomorrow how things went.

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    hey flyingrhino

    have the same camera as your good self (got mine 1 month ago) ...............

    have noticed the same thing happening on my PC...

    but it never appears/effects the final output ....

    hope this helps

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    You're right. it doesn't affect the DVD playback on tv because as the moderator said it is below the TV display area.

    I will crop it though, just in case it is played back on tv.

    thanks.

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