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
    problem.

    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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