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    Default video capture

    i was having problems capturing my video at a gd quality i was advised to buy a fire wire card as i was told this would has but not to the extent i was hoping i am currently using windows media maker to capture it and i am assuming it could be the software that is the problem if so could you advise a cheap alternative that captures the video to a high quality thx in advance martin gough

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    You can't get better than firewire, so it's something to do with your computer settings.

    I'd advise against using MovieMaker, download a trial of Adobe Premiere ELements or something and see how that gets you sorted.

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    i have already tried adobe but i am not running windows xp could u please advise one compatible with windows ME

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    When you're "capturing", you're really transfering data. To this extent, what you see on your camcorder is what you get on the PC. You can use just about anything to capture - try DVIO.

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    i undertand tha it is just transfer of data but the quality when ive captured it on my pc is not as good as on my camera screen

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    In what way is the quality not as good? If you're using firewire and providing you don't get any dropped frames, the quality will be exactly the same.

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    here is an example of a video i have captured using movie maker and my fire wire card and ull see what i mean

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    This video has been compressed using WMV. You're not capturing in DV!

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    so how would i go about capturing it in dv

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