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Old April 26th, 2003, 01:03 AM   #1
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GL2 Image Capture Card Grain

Anyone know why in PERFECT light conditions with correct white balance at the largest setting, on fine, the images I caught with my capture card look grany? It is like I am shooting at night when the grain shows up.

Is it due to the large size? I can correct it in Photoshop but I would be nice if I could cut out that step.


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Old April 26th, 2003, 01:39 AM   #2
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I should be more clear.

I have captured to the card. Imported to my Mac via USB. I have checked it on TV and it does look fuzzy.
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Old April 27th, 2003, 09:24 PM   #3
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USB 1.0?!

If it's 1.0, then it can't capture full-stream DV as it has a max transfer rate well below (like 1/3) what DV requires.
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Old April 28th, 2003, 12:29 AM   #4
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Hi Guys - We're talking Stills here . .aren't we? .

I think all the evidence is pointing to Aaron talking about "stills" photos onto the mem card - yes Aaron?:

1 - " . . .with my capture card . .. "

2 - ". .. I have captured to the card. Imported to my . . ."

3 - " . .. I can correct it in Photoshop . . ."


Sooo.... Brendan . . . USB 1.0 is just dandy for piping stills to .. well . . it works nicely here with my Dell PC, laptop.

If it is stills we're on about then let's "Refocus" - He He ;-)

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Old April 28th, 2003, 10:44 PM   #5
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There is nothing wrong with your GL2; the resolution is crappy-er normal from what I see and hear. I bought the cam for video and never use it for pics. The new Panasonic PV-DV953 supposedly has 3 megapixel resolution. Check the DV.com forum:

http://dv.com/forums/showTopics.jhtml?sid=1&fid=2
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Old April 28th, 2003, 11:09 PM   #6
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What Exposure and Gain settings are you using?

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Old April 30th, 2003, 12:16 PM   #7
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Yeah cameras are always best at what they are MADE to do. The secondary funtions are always second rate. For example my GL-1 can do crappy stills but great footage and my Sony F717 does crappy footage (mpg) and great stills.
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Old April 30th, 2003, 02:28 PM   #8
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Thanks for the defense Graham. =)

I have posted 3 pics that I used my GL2 fror these pics. I also agree that it is better to use a video camera for video and still for still, but here they are anyway.

The pics look much better shrunk down and touched up a bit.

The pics are of a training simulator called the SimMan, not a dead guy. ; )

Check 'em out http://www.cpimedic.com/equip.html

Let me know what you think.
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