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Thread: Sony HC19E - poor transfer quality

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    Default Sony HC19E - poor transfer quality

    Hi - I'm a newbie to this site - so i apologies now!

    Ichecked through the forum for an answer - but havnt been sucessfull - so i hope someone can help.

    Last week i purchased the sony DCR HC19e after reading excellent reviews abouts it "broadcast-like" quality. I also purchased a firewire lead too as i heard this make an impact.

    Its true - you do get the "broadcast-like" quality when played through the TV - but when i transfer onto the pc its more like a webcam quality. I have tried a few differnt editing software - the best one i have is Ulead VS9. Now i know for the price it wont be like somthing off BBC - but surely it should not be as poor a quality - am i doing something wrong?

    My PC meets the spec required Intel Celron 2gHz 80g h/drive and 1gb of DDRam.

    Any advice would truley be greatly recieved.

    Thanks for reading

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    Broadcast quality. You gotta love some reviews.

    Are you using FIREWIRE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Peters
    Broadcast quality. You gotta love some reviews.

    Are you using FIREWIRE?
    Yes i am

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    Then you should be seeing an identical copy. Does your capture programme report dropped frames?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Peters
    Then you should be seeing an identical copy. Does your capture programme report dropped frames?
    No - nothing dropped. Just a very grainy picture. It seems really odd. Ive checked all the settings. Is there a better software package you would recomend?

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    Technically you're getting an identical copy. It won't really matter what software you use except for the DV codec it uses.

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    thanks - is there another codec i can d/load or is this just as good as it gets?

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    You won't notice the difference to be jonest. You should howver be seeing an identical copy...

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    IC - just to get an idenitcal copy would be good enough for me instead of some blurry mess!!

    thanks anyway

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    Are you sure you're using the firewire cable and capturing in DV? How big are the file sizes and what are the video lengths?

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