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Old October 28th, 2002, 03:38 PM   #1
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"Muddy" still photos with PD-150

I am just trying out for the first time my Memory Stick Still Photo capability on my PD-150. I find that every shot I take has an uniformly "muddy" look when uploaded on to my PC that requires severe correction with Adobe Photoshop. The picture is quite different from what I see on my PD-150's LCD screen.

Has anyone else encountered this problem? Is there an adjustment I need to make. (I've already adjusted the gamma on my monitor. Images from other devices appear fine.)

Any solution/comment?
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Old October 28th, 2002, 11:49 PM   #2
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Have you set the quality of the memory stick photo in the menu??
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Old October 29th, 2002, 07:48 AM   #3
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Thanks for inquiring.

Yes, it's set to Super Fine.

I should mention that my PC is actually a laptop with an LCD monitor. JPEG images grabbed from other PD-150s and posted on the net (for example, on the PD-150 Watchdog site) look fine on my laptop's screen.
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Old October 29th, 2002, 08:56 AM   #4
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Have you adjusted your camera with the color bars to a monitor or tele to make sure you are getting the proper color?
Also how are you capturing the photo's?
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Old October 29th, 2002, 08:58 AM   #5
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One more thing

Also have you tried another memory stick in the cam to make sure it is not a problem with the memory stick you are useing?
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Old October 29th, 2002, 11:44 AM   #6
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It wouldn't have anything to do with the memory stick. The memory holds the complete file and since it's zero's and ones it's either ok or unreadable.
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Old October 30th, 2002, 09:56 PM   #7
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I haven't tried a different memory stick. I don't think I'd be able to read anything at all if that were a problem. The image checks out when outputted directly from the camera (ie, through RCA) to a tele.

I'm just wondering whether the camera codes the saturation/ luminance data in such a way to ensure proper reformulation only on NTSC monitors (which tend to super-saturate). In other words, it's just not geared for computer monitors.

Question is: is anybody making any adjustments when they upload memory-stick images to their PC? If not, then perhaps I just have a problem with mine.
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Old October 31st, 2002, 09:30 AM   #8
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Question is: is anybody making any adjustments when they upload memory-stick images to their PC? If not, then perhaps I just have a problem with mine.
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No problems here. I get what I see with mine Never have any trouble with any of my computers.
Have you tried useing another computer as a test to see if the problem somehow lies with your computer?
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Old October 31st, 2002, 02:04 PM   #9
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no, that's the next thing to try out....thanks
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Old October 31st, 2002, 02:21 PM   #10
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I don't know if setup level has any effect on the pictures but you might experiment.
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Old October 31st, 2002, 02:32 PM   #11
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I think changing setup modes (0 and 7.5) is only possible in video camera mode. is there a way to play with that in still camera mode?
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