Software for downloading movies from camcorder

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras, Webcams and Scanners' started by vlad, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. vlad

    vlad New Member

    Please help me ! I cannot obtain a quality movie when I download from my camcorder, Canon MV 700i. Do I need a special software. The manufacturer says no. I use VirtualDub for making the movies and WindowsMovieMaker for downloading. The problem is that the image doesn't keep it's quality as I can see it directly from my camcorder on TV screen. Why ? Thank you very much !
  2. Lorand

    Lorand <b>VIP Member</b>

    It's connected thru Firewire or USB cable?
  3. kojo97

    kojo97 New Member

    i used pinnacle software ... go buy it at the store (don't download), because you need to ask them what in the package (any wire like a/v, usb or firewire) if not you have to buy it seperate.

    i hope this help
  4. vlad

    vlad New Member

    fire wire
  5. vlad

    vlad New Member

    I tried pinnacle but it doesn't work. I use VirtualDub now. No difference regarding the movie quality.
  6. shahrukh

    shahrukh New Member

    pls i can't open a camera in computer softw casio qv-100 this camera driver problem
    tell me this driver free download
  7. Kevin O'Connor

    Kevin O'Connor New Member

    Try not to get frustrated but capturing, editing, rendering and finally out putting a completed project in a usable format on a PC is hard work. It is NOT straight forward and I hate to say that this is were Apple computers perform the best.

    I have had the same problem you are having many times and unfortunately I have not yet produced acceptable results either. Here is what I have learned so far;

    - The Quality of your final out put is never better then your source. It can come very close but the better your source video footage the better the final out put will be. Don't expect anything nice from video tape formats less then DV only.
    - Don't expect broadcast quality from free video editing systems (MS Movie Maker) or from single CCD DV camcorders.
    - Your computer system will have a big effect on final quality and the over all process. The faster the better because slow HDD, small memory and to some degree old OS will hinder the process.
    - System compatibility with video capture devisees are stumbling blocks. Getting a good video capture card (Fire wire or USB2) is important. Don't use SVIDEO or RCA jacks to record from the source. You get poor quality and will not get all the codec data needed.
    - Disable ALL other running programs especially anti-virus programs. Turn off your screen saver and anything that writes to the HDD in the back ground that you may not know of. You don't want any interruptions during the capture process or in any other video editing process for that matter.
    - The video rendering process has the greatest effect on final quality. The better the rendering codec is the better the quality. You don't get something for nothing. Only render once because every time your project goes thru the rendering process it degrades quality a little bit.
    - Video Formats, I don't know were to start here. If you overcome all the issues above this will be the most problematic issue to deal with. You need to know exactly what you want to do with the final video out put before you start. You need select the correct format to capture the source video in.

    Don't let this discourage you. Digital editing is still a lot fun and much better then linear editing. Just go to the move making websites and forums to find out what the semi pros are using. You will probable find that most have paid $400+ for a professional level codec.
  8. Geoff

    Geoff VIP Member

    One thing that you can do is buy a TV card or video editing software that includes an adapter to input audio/video to your computer. Then use the program that comes with the adapter/card to record it. You can edit it in Movie Maker or any other video editing software.

Share This Page