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Poor video transfer quality


bosshu17
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I am new to transferring from camcorder to pc so would be grateful for any help..

I bought one of those Video-2-PC kits off e-bay which is basically a USB cable and tutorial video. I managed to transfer from the camcorder (Sony Handycam TRV460E) and produce a DVD but have to say, was very disappointed with the results. The video quality was not as good as the original.

I since learned that firewire was the way forward and should expect like-for-like results.

I installed a firewire card (Startech 1394A) into my Dell Inspiron 660s tower. The results are pretty much the same as with the USB cable.

I have read that I should get a perfect digital picture using firewire.

Can anybody point me in the right direction please. I have spent about £60 already and am getting nowhere fast......

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Woolwell

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What is your OS? I suspect that tms means total media showbiz and is a project file. I'm not familiar with Arcsoft though.

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woodchip

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TMS is the problem, it needs converting

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woodchip

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Check the Camera Settings to see if it will let you save o another format

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Woolwell

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It wont be the camera setting but the software that is importing it. One of the reasons why I asked which OS is that Windows Movie Maker may make a better job of it.

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woodchip

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Movie Maker does not handle TMS Video's

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Woolwell

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woodchip - I didn't say it did. I think tms is created by Arcsoft.

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bosshu17

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Further to this problem, I have downloaded AVS VIDEO EDITOR and burned my video using that. Exactly the same results. Wishy-washy colour, poor detail, jerky movements, audio hiss. Really very disappointed. As I said, the original digital 8 tape quality is crystal clear.

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bosshu17

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Further to this problem, I have downloaded AVS VIDEO EDITOR and burned my video using that. Exactly the same results. Wishy-washy colour, poor detail, jerky movements, audio hiss. Really very disappointed. As I said, the original digital 8 tape quality is crystal clear.

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Lazarus The 2nd

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Have you tried WinDV yet? to get the Video on your PC..

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Lazarus The 2nd

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If you are trying to use the Video you had in your opening Post, Don't, Start again with WinDV, You will have an Uncompressed Video (.AVI) with No 'Wishy-washy colour, poor detail, jerky movements, or Audio Hiss..

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