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    Default Capturing at 640x480!

    Is there any way to make the computer capture at higher than 640x480? I'm using firewire, capturing on premiere elements (i've tried basic programs too for capture) and the highest I can get is 640x480. Thats pretty small, especially since I'm going to edit it, and put it onto a DVD. It'll obviously blur when played on a full size TV when it blurs when maximized on a computer screen! Is there any way to force it to import capture higher than 640x480 without sacrificing quality by 'blowing it up in size'? Thanks for any help.

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    640x480 is fine. Most ordinary TV sets have about 400x300 resolution, or less. Give it a try and see?
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    Why capture in a non-standard resolution?

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    Personally, I aim to keep all my work as best quality as I can regardless of the final output medium or compression. I would be very unhappy to do anything else, after all most tellies are crap, but not all and they are getting better very fast.

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    Manchester, UK


    You should always, always capture in 720x576 (PAL) or 720x480 (NTSC)

    What are you capturing from?

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