Forums
in > Search
Welcome to Pinnacle Systems - Forums Sign in | Join | Help

Crappy hi-8 conversion to DVD

Last post 08-19-2009, 14:05 by sinivision. 9 replies.
Sort Posts: Previous Next
  •  08-12-2009, 17:15 329406

    Crappy hi-8 conversion to DVD

    So I had a client who had a Hi-8 tape which recently shot over an exhisting tape. I captured analogue using my canopus ADVC300 as using another newer Hi-8 camcorder with firewire failed due to no time code, not sure what that's all about.

    So, captured fine with ADVC300, about 1.25 hours, did some basic edits and auto color correction. Made clip markers and named accordingly and made menu with about 50 chapters or so. Footage is of him walking through a rental house taking notes of damaged items.

    After I  burned the DVD I watched it back and the quality is worst then original and the whites are blow out, looks nothing like it did on the inlay and PB monitor while editing.

    I've had similar and worse footage from other clients on both hi-8 and vhs which came out great.  

    What gives?

     

  •  08-15-2009, 13:30 330005 in reply to 329406

    Re: Crappy hi-8 conversion to DVD

    68 views and no response?
  •  08-15-2009, 17:41 330026 in reply to 330005

    Re: Crappy hi-8 conversion to DVD

    69 views - (I love that number!)
  •  08-15-2009, 18:11 330031 in reply to 330026

    Re: Crappy hi-8 conversion to DVD

    I have no idea. Makes no sense.
  •  08-15-2009, 21:04 330039 in reply to 329406

    AW: Crappy hi-8 conversion to DVD

    Where did you view the DVD? On a TV or on a PC?

    Does it look poor on every screen?

    Check the source material with the color correction editor. There's a measuring instrument. I can imagine the white value exceeds 100 by far and so I recommend limiting to 100 and burn to DVD-RW again. Just give it a try with one of the sections that looks poor on your current DVD, some seconds are fine enough and it saves you hours of rendering.

     

  •  08-16-2009, 9:45 330098 in reply to 330039

    Re: AW: Crappy hi-8 conversion to DVD

    What could help is on what TL specs the Hi8 movie was captured.

    I did several Hi8 captures through my "old" Sony digital camera. And of course, the material is analog and there will not be any TC at all. Just captured through EZ Capture.

    They all looked very well. Even after burning to DVD disc.

    But that does not help much, I think.

  •  08-17-2009, 7:31 330239 in reply to 330039

    Re: AW: Crappy hi-8 conversion to DVD

    "whites are blow out"

    "Check the source material with the color correction editor. There's a measuring instrument. I can imagine the white value exceeds 100 by far and so I recommend limiting to 100 and burn to DVD-RW again"

     

    I'm wondering if this might be significant in reducing some TV flicker I sometimes see on burnt DVDs.

    Must admit I haven't yet really ventured into the ColourCorrection Editor because the Base Colour Corrector is fine for basic colour correction, but the CCE it has a 'White Limiter'?

    The flicker I occasionally see is usually based around really white areas, perhaps areas such as windows that have been 'whited out' with, say, a White Diffusion filter placed over a scene.

    Could someone tell me what I'm looking for inside the CCE to allow me to 'limit whites to under 100'?

  •  08-17-2009, 8:13 330253 in reply to 330239

    Re: AW: Crappy hi-8 conversion to DVD

    See page 751 of the PDF manual.
  •  08-17-2009, 21:08 330379 in reply to 330253

    Re: AW: Crappy hi-8 conversion to DVD

    Thanks?

    The footage is from a very old sony with the swivel lens, i no longer have the camera. I KNOW I have gotten better results with older footage before. not sure what's going on here,.

  •  08-19-2009, 14:05 330817 in reply to 330379

    Re: AW: Crappy hi-8 conversion to DVD

    I have added the color correction editor to the master track and lowered the primary color brightness to -10 and added a legalizer of CCIR-601 and work only in CCIR-601

    I've also changed the master timeline render fuse codec to DVD M2V and will not make a burn run and see if that helps.

     

    Scratch that, fused the timeline to another AVI and left it as DV, going to burn a disc from this and see how it looks.

View as RSS news feed in XML
Copyright © 2012 Corel, Inc.. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy