I've been hired to do some video work for a local business, and have run into a problem.
I've been provided with a Hi8 videotape and asked to take individual frames and convert them to JPEG format. The only way I know how to do this is by dubbing the Hi8 tape to my MiniDV camcorder (a Canon ZR70) via S-Video cable and then capturing the footage to my Macintosh computer with Final Cut Express 2. I then select the frames I want in Final Cut, then save them as 720 x 480 pixel JPEG images. The problem is that when I view the JPEG images, they appear quite pixelated. My employers want to enlarge the images to be printed on 8-1/2 by 11 inch paper, so the pixelation presents a large problem. I haven't found any way to fix it by myself, so I thought someone here might be able to help.