quality loss during video capture on my iMac G4

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Dave Rice, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. Dave Rice

    Dave Rice Guest

    This is a new problem on my iMac and I haven't found a solution for
    I have an iMac G4 with iMovie and Final Cut Express 4. I am importing
    miniDV, NTSC, through Firewire.

    When previewing the clip in the "Log and Capture" window all looks
    fine, but once I hit Capture Now or Capture Clip, the capture window
    opens with significant quality loss (as if overcompressed). The
    capture clips retains this loss through editing, exporting, etc. The
    captured clip is still 720 x 480 pixels as it should be but compressed

    I tried importing in iMovie and had the exact same problem. Previewing
    off the tape looks fine, but once capturing starts there's a heavily
    compressed look.

    Can anyone offer advise here?
    Dave Rice, Aug 18, 2003
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