Problem with mini-DV footage at import

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by lgf, May 11, 2004.

  1. lgf

    lgf Guest

    I just taped a wedding and checked my footage in camera, and
    everything looked great! Then, I imported my tapes to my computer and
    some of my footage was awful. I get what looks like lots of dropped
    frames, and all sorts of artifacts that look like blocks of other
    pictures that somehow merged into each other!!! Incredible flicker

    Here's what I did:

    I shot four cameras:
    1 - Sony PC5 with regular 60 minute mini-DV - This footage looks fine.
    1 - Sony Digital 8 - This footage looks fine also
    2 - Panasonic Ez-30 3CCD cameras using Panasonic Super mini-DV tapes
    80 min. This footage looks awful.

    I first imported the Panasonic Ez-30 footage in the computer using the
    EZ-30 camera, but that footage looked awful. Thinking that maybe my
    computer didn't have the right driver to import from that camera, I
    re-imported using my Sony PC5, and the film still looked awful. I
    imported using my Firewire, and I also tried to import through the
    analog source, and both ways give me the same problem.

    I use Adobe Premiere 6.5 and a Matrox RT-2500 Capture card. I don't
    have this problem with any other footage.

    Does anyone have any idea where I can start to salvage this? This is
    very valuable footage that I really don't want to lose.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    lgf, May 11, 2004
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