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Old August 30th, 2002, 04:04 PM   #16
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Hi Andy,

My remark about plywood in a Porsche was more succinctly made by Chris when he said the right tool for the right job. I do like Chris suggests and carry a small digital camera in my pocket. I gave up a long time ago trying to shoot both video and stills seriously. I never had the right tool at the right time (which my first wife never failed to point out). I think we're several years away from high quality stills out of a video camera. But stills will always take a backseat in a video camera and vice versa. The little Quicktimes I get out of my still camera are a joke. The manufactures aren't promoting the Quicktime features as much as they once were. However, the extreme magnification of the digital zooms is still prominently displayed on the packaging.

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Old August 31st, 2002, 06:39 AM   #17
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does anyone know why stills shot onto tape would be better quality than those shot onto card?

>>My two problems with doing that are first, it interups the flow >>of the video on the tape, and second, the resolution would still >>just be NTSC 640 X 480.

when shooting onto tape, does the resolution choice not apply?
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Old September 24th, 2002, 12:36 PM   #18
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I have the manual and have succesfully saved images to the card, but where can I download a good 16x9 matte, and then how do you get it from my PC (or Mac) to the chip, via the USB?

I havn't installed the Canon software because I never thought I would use it, so if this question sounds stupid that is why. Isn't the software mainly for stills, I assumed if I had an NLE I wouldn't need it.
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Old September 25th, 2002, 03:10 PM   #19
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We need to find a 16x9 matte or get someone to make up one in its proper size and aspect ratio, and post it for downloading.

The GL2 comes with software for downloading and uploading stills via USB. There's a separate manual for it, downloadble in PDF format from http://www.canondv.com/downloads/manuals/GL2soft_NT_E.pdf -- the manual describes the upload and download process via USB cable.

Also, stills recorded to the media card will in general be of better quality than stills recorded to tape, not the other way around. Hope this helps,

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