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Import DV video from camcorder tape to a single DV file?

9318 Views 62 Replies Latest reply: Feb 8, 2014 2:12 PM by robertlloydsharp RSS
  • Johnny O Calculating status...

    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....

  • robertlloydsharp Calculating status...

    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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