Digital Video Editing Problem
First the techy stuff
Camera: JVC Everio GZ-MD7
Computer OS: Windows Vista.
Editing Software: Pinnacle Studio 15 or Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD
Problem: When I take video and review it on the camera’s LCD screen the result is in sharp focus very good definition and colour. I download (usually copy and paste from camera to a ‘Video’ folder on my hard drive). I then import it into one of my editing programs. Again on the small preview screen focus, definition and colour are excellent. I then edit as necessary, add titles and music and write to DVD. Viewed on my large screen digital TV the result on DVD is good.
BUT...and here’s the problem….if I save the video to a computer file on my hard disk, as either a DV-AVI or MPEG4 file, when viewed on a computer screen the result is pathetic. It looks out of focus with no definition and muted colours.
Where am I going wrong ?What is the very best video file format ?
Please keep any answers as simple as possible. I’m no computer geek !