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Old August 4th, 2005, 12:27 AM   #16
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yes, I am looking at Final Cut Pro full-screen preview, and it doesn't have a high quality picture, its not sharp. The picture is good when I am looking at it smaller.

It was the same even after I exported it to dvd. and played it on the computer.

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Old August 4th, 2005, 07:48 AM   #17
 
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S video connections are no good you need a television with component video connections which is a 5 cable connection with a red blue and green cable for video as well as a red and white cable for audio. Also a television that is capable of displaying progressive scan video is essential for a good picture. These televisions are called enhanced definition television or EDTV.
Tommy, I have to disagree with that statement. It simply isn't accurate.

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Old August 4th, 2005, 08:30 AM   #18
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Tommy, I have to disagree with that statement. It simply isn't accurate.

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There is 'some' accuracy to Tommy's statement in that component video should yield the highest image quality. However, the problem with his statement as it applies to this scenario is that without some additional expensive hardware, there is no way to obtain component video to feed out to a compatible viewing device. S-Video may not be the 'best', but it's not bad either.

From personal experience, I fed 16:9 60i footage straight out of the s-video connection on the XL-2 into my 65" HDTV. When viewed from the normal viewing distance, the picture was gorgeous. That was with no presets active while taping the material, just straight out of the box settings.

There have been others that have come through here in the past that talk about less than expected image quality from the XL-2. I am wondering if in fact, some XL-2 cameras are performing better than others straight out of the box. We do need to allow for that possibility rather than straight out blame the camera operator.
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Old August 4th, 2005, 06:24 PM   #19
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The thing that holds back the Canon XL-2 is its inability to shoot 60 progressive frames per secound. The Canon XL-2 can only shoot 30 progressive frames per secound.
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Old August 4th, 2005, 06:37 PM   #20
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Why don't you go to Best Buy and hook up your XL-2 to a Sony XBR television with digital reality creation that upconverts 480i to 960i for a 4 times greater pixel density ?
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Old August 4th, 2005, 06:55 PM   #21
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i have a 65 inch mitsu and even on interlaced (in 24p) the resolution looks better than most DVDs
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Old August 4th, 2005, 08:01 PM   #22
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Image quality

Hi eveyone, thank you for your help

I finally got a better image with my xl2, its really good when I play it directly to TV. But when I capture it, its not that good. It is loosing quality

and I can't watch it in big picture.

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Old August 5th, 2005, 06:46 AM   #23
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Perhaps you are simply having capture problems.

How familiar are you with your NLE's? I know adobe premiere has a slight down-res in the preview window. That's why it's a preview window...

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Old August 5th, 2005, 07:38 AM   #24
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Capture Issues

Hi friends, thank you all, I finally get a better picture with my xl2.

And about the capturing, using final cut pro, after I capture, when I export it normaly NTSC 48khz evendough I capture them in NTSC 48khz, it doesn't have a good quality. but, if I convert it to HD while exporting, the picture is good.


Is it normal to be that way?

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Old August 5th, 2005, 02:25 PM   #25
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Cupturing issues

Hi, Kalil,
It is nice to hear you are getting good pictures from your XL2. If that is so, you should not get a bad cupture ... I guess! And the quality of the exported picture also should be the same. So, can you clarify it more. May be I can help - though I work on PAL.

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