Can anyone recommend a video viewer/editor package that has brightness controls?

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by gandalf, Dec 21, 2003.

  1. gandalf

    gandalf Guest

    Hi folks,

    I've bought a Sony DSC-P10. While it is primarily a digital stills camera it
    will take short movies. These are output as xxx.mpg files. Taking them or
    getting them into the PC are not an issue. What is - is the darkness of the
    image when played back on the PC. Non of the usual stuff we have on our machines
    seems to have controls for brightness, contrast or pretty much anything else.

    I'm using Win 2000 Pro so the new stuff for XP doesn't help me. So, I ask for
    your help. What is available, either as a freebie or purchasable?

    Thanks
     
    gandalf, Dec 21, 2003
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  2. gandalf

    Tony Morgan Guest

    Digital still cameras that offer "video" are rarely satisfactory for
    video. They use the MPEG-1 format which is inherently of low quality
    (though with small filesize).

    Horses for courses etc.... :)
     
    Tony Morgan, Dec 21, 2003
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  3. gandalf

    gandalf Guest

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    That may be so (no one would expect to rush off and film a pre/sequel to LotR
    with one) but, that doesn't mean their output should be overly dark when viewed
    with the freebie stuff windows accumulates. RealPlayer et al come without any
    such controls - unless in the case of RealPlayer you sign up to a monthly/annual
    payment.
     
    gandalf, Dec 22, 2003
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