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Old February 5th, 2003, 10:51 AM   #1
Sean Deegan
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capturing GL2 video to PC w/Premiere?

Newbie to the group asks;
Why does my GL2 video footage look great on TV, but when I attempt to capture the footage to my PC via firewire and Adobe Premiere, it looks either pixelated on elements on a diagonal line or shows offsetted lines (almost a poor fileds interpolation) in thin elements, such as tree limbs.

I've captured DV from other camera manufacturers before and have had no problems like this.

And I gotta say, Canon's suppport (or lack thereof) for transfering video to PC pretty much sucks. (NO DRIVERS!?!)

I'm capturing in Premiere using a DV capture format, in DV playback with lower fields (also tried upper fields and no fields. All with same results)

And before I go any further, my firewire card is OHCI compliant with current drivers.

Shot video on Sony DV tape in SP mode.

Maybe I'm doing something stupid, but have not found a way to get "clean" footage from my GL2 into a PC.

Any ideas?
recommend another program for capture?

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Old February 5th, 2003, 12:51 PM   #2
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You wouldn't actually be looking at the video on the computer screen, are you? Don't do that! There is a vast difference between video monitors (the common television set) and computer displays. DV from any camcorder seldom looks proper on a computer display. You must cable out to a video monitor, even if it's just a cheap TV, in order to properly evaluate the DV image.

If your intended use is indeed for final viewing on a computer display such as a web-ready video clip or a CD video, then you'll need to process the image so that it will look acceptable on a computer display, using Media Cleaner or similar software.

Using Windows XP, no drivers are required for the GL2. Hope this helps,

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Old February 5th, 2003, 01:56 PM   #3
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This partially helps. I'm actually taking this video into Adobe After Effects, applying motion graphics to the video, then pushing the video back through the camera to analog. So unfortunately, I need to look at the video through the computer monitor.

If the video doesn't look clean when I'm treating it in After Effects, it'll look bad once I get it back up to analog.

I hadn't thought about Media Cleaner, though. Might try that.

One thing did occur to me, I might be having an issue of fields versus interlaced footage. Depending how the GL2 records the video, affects the final DV capture. If I'm not seeing it on the TV monitor, the field would be invisible, when I capture them with Premiere, the fields become visible, and no treatment to the fields in Premiere seem to help. It's almost as if the fields become flattened without being interpolated.

I'll give Media CLeaner a shot.
Thanks for the help.
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Old February 5th, 2003, 04:24 PM   #4
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I have responded to this under your other thread...

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