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Old May 24th, 2009, 05:29 PM   #1
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Distorted footage from HMC 150

Some of my footage from the 150 has a plaid-like distortion, and other sections has just a solid color, no images.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 01:57 AM   #2
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Never seen anything like that before--can you post a sample? What were you shooting, what conditions?
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Old May 25th, 2009, 06:47 AM   #3
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Old May 25th, 2009, 08:11 AM   #4
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Images from HMC150 footage

Here are some screenshots taken from the preview window in Vegas of the HMC 150 footage. Footage is from a wedding, indoors. On the timeline when playing the phenomenon appears as dropouts. Some sections are jerky and very weird and things jump.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 08:51 AM   #5
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I downloaded the footage a second time....it is the same.

Update: I played it back on-camera and it appears fine.

I downloaded the footage via usb cable, and the same thing is happening. The footage on some clips jumps: People in the scene who are walking appear to take a step backwards and then move on very jerky, but only on some clips. The "dropped frames" appear only here and there, but it's pretty bad.

I am running a i7 processor on a very stable PC.

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Old May 25th, 2009, 09:53 AM   #6
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Hi

Have you tried to view it somewhere else than Vegas 9, that I guess is the NLE you use?

How about the Panasonic AVCCAM viewer, have you tried that?

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Old May 25th, 2009, 10:16 AM   #7
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No Ulf, I haven't tried that.

I am onto something though, and I will report back. I think I have found the problem.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 12:42 PM   #8
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Clips view fine in the viewer. This issue is Vegas related I think. The clips render out fine also. I need to install my old version of Vegas and try that.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 02:51 PM   #9
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Are these the raw mts files you're opening in Vegas? They can always look a bit strange when I do that, so I have to transcode them with Neo Scene. The resulting avi's look fine.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 08:58 PM   #10
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D.R., it turned out it is Vegas 9 issue.

I installed Vegas 8 and the files playback properly much better now.

Thanks to everyone for your input.

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