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Old April 9th, 2004, 08:38 PM   #1
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PDX10 Memory Stick Recording

I am testing my new PDX10

I have found that mpeg clips recorded directly onto the memory stick are very poor. By this, I mean that image quality is pixelated and poor...when played back in Windows Media Player or the like.

Of course, I am now concerned that my camera is faulty.

Has anyone else had similar experiences or is this feature just a gimmick with the main purpose being DVCAM, DV recording directly to tape?

I would love to hear everyone elses experiences.
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Old April 12th, 2004, 02:46 PM   #2
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It's not faulty, it's MPEG1. It's designed to be jerky, blocky, compressed, small and have poor sound quality - that's how it can fit onto flash memory and be sent as an email attachment.

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Old April 13th, 2004, 04:46 AM   #3
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Don't worry. As Tom notes your camera is not faulty. If you want perfectly clear, unpixelated digital video your camera will provide that through the firewire from the tape or stick (for stills).

The MPEG1, as Tom notes, was a feature that Sony included for those of us who take a quick clip of the kids piano practice and email it to Grandpa....

My output, at the native resolution of the MPEG1 capture, (324 x 240 or something) does not look too bad but if you upsize it to normal NTSC it looks horrible.
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Old April 15th, 2004, 11:46 AM   #4
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The funny thing about all that is if you take some footage from firewire and run a segment through TMPEGenc and encode to MPG1 it will look great. wway better and just as small of a file . Best to just use the memory stick for stills as they look great.
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