Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2014 7:59 AM (in response to JohnNY123)
Hi John123, I agree with the other replies in this forum that your issue appears to be interlacing. As one poster indicated, DV is interlaced. Recgonizing this, you should be able to begin archiving raw footage and presuming you will be archiving interlaced.
I do recall hearing that Sony camcorders did some things differently with formats/conversion. I did/do not have a Sony camcorder; so, not familiar with the details. However, I wonder if this may be contributing to your issue--others may be able to provide insights, if applicable.
DV is somewhat unique in that it is one, if not the only format that uses lower field dominance. You may want to consider setting lower field dominance as a first step to deal with interlacing issues, sometimes that does the trick for me. If not, try other deinterlacing approaches as you found. Single field processing "may be" acceptable some/many times for viewing; but, you may want to explore "better" deinterlace options/features if creating projects from your archives.
Good luck with your project and let us know how it goes....
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2014 12:19 PM (in response to Johnny O)
Hi Johnny O...
Yes, I agree with what you said about exploring other deinterlacing options depending on what other projects I might pursue with this video in the future.
But for now, the most important thing to me is that I'm getting exact digital copies of what's on the tapes for my archives so that I'm safe if anything ever happens to the tapes or the camcorders down the road (they're getting old!).
As long as I know the tapes are "backed up" in their original digital quality, then anything else I do with them after the fact is fine becaue I would never alter these digital archives directly. I know that they'll always be software around to 1) play these files back and 2) deinterlace them to get them to look their best.
And now I'll proceed with capturing 45 hours of old tapes to my computers.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2014 2:12 PM (in response to JohnNY123)
I just saw where LifeFlix is giving away free copies of their MiniDV Importer on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lifeflix
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