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    Default Quality problem capturing / burning video with Video Studeo

    Hi

    I am new to all this, so please forgive any stupid questions.

    I have a Canon MV600i and am using Ulead's Video Studeo 7 and firewire to transfer video to my PC (and then to DVD). I have an Athlon 64 3500+ system with 2 gig RAM, SATA, XP Pro SP1.

    I am finding that the quality of the mpegs I get on the PC is poor and then poorer still once burned to DVD. There is a fair amount of pixelation and it looks (to me) as if I were filming through a "frosted glass" filter (of course, I am not). I have seen a friends efforts using an analogue camera and Premiere Pro 1.5 (I think) and the quality is significantly better than my efforts, so I am sure I am doing things wrong.

    The settings I use are more or less the defaults in VS7, except that I try to use DVD rather than SVCD, etc, where possible.

    Here are some file properties from one of my efforts:
    PAL (25 fps)
    MPEG files
    24 Bits, 720 x 576, 25 fps
    Field Order A
    (DVD-PAL), 4:3
    Video data rate: Variable (Max. 8000 kbps)
    LPCM Audio, 48 KHz, Stereo

    I find that the quality seems poor on the PC, worse still on DVD. I have footage outdoors and indoors, the former being better than the latter (presumably due to better light) but still not "great".

    In case it helps, I have included a frame grab of the sort of output I am currently able to achieve.

    Thanks in advance for any help anyone may be able to offer
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    I see what you mean. I use an MV600, and although the quality is obviously not perfect, it's generally better than that. Not being familiar with that package, is there an option to save as a different format before converting to MPEG?

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    Hi mikefishcake - thank you for the reply. There are options for different formats to save the captured file as - I have been using the "DVD" option (this seems to save as MPEG, but there is an "MPEG" option also); I assume this is the best one to use :-S
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    Your output settings are correct.

    What are your capture settings? Does the captured footage look poor when viewed through Windows Media Player? Have you de-fragged your hard disk?

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    What were the lighting conditions like when you shot the footage? Did you have any kind of low light filter on?

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