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Old February 11th, 2005, 07:21 PM   #16
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Yeah, that's a real shot in the dark, if you really want higher resolution, go for the Sony FX1/Z1.
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Old February 17th, 2005, 07:43 AM   #17
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Sorry if I missed this. Can someone please refresh me as to how to capture in this mode? Is there a setting in the camera? By the way, I am using Vegas Video which can take over DV control of the camera when capturing. Thanks.
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Old February 17th, 2005, 09:36 AM   #18
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Kevin,

1. Connect the camcorder just like you were going to capture a tape.
2. But, put the Optura in CAMERA mode, instead of PLAY/VCR mode.
3. Switch to photo/card mode, it's the switch by the zoom rocker.

At this point, Vegas Video Capture will record what ever the camcorder sees/hears, just press Capture Video.
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Old February 17th, 2005, 01:09 PM   #19
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Old July 11th, 2007, 01:54 AM   #20
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simple tricks

I swear by the Optura 30 even though it's a standard defintion 1 chip camera. I've found that a great trick for making the SD footage higher resolution is to do it in my editing software, Sony Vegas. By using the project settings as HD and adding a couple of Gaussian noise and Median filters to the footage, most pixelation can be eliminated while producing HD rendered video. It obviously doesn't add detail but eliminates pixelation and makes the Optura 30 footage look as good as 8mm film footage, AT LEAST.

I'm a college student without much money, and that's why I made my first feature film using my handy Canon Optura 30. It works so well that I even had the characters in my movie using the same camcorder (I have two).

If you're interested in seeing Optura 30 footage and screen grabs (most of which are unadjusted), then check out this page on my indie filmmaking web site. The image size is reduced from the original 873 pixels wide to 600 wide:

http://murrayfilms.net/page/primary/...matography.htm

For optura footage, check the Watch Movies page for the trailer for my movie, I Love Ashley Bailey, but keep in mind the trailer is compressed and that I've since learned to get even more out of the Optura 30. I highly, highly recommend this camcorder.
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