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Re: quick question- (archive)

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Posted by Robert on September 25, 1998 at 09:38:41:

In Reply to: quick question- posted by Sheila Ford on September 25, 1998 at 04:29:04:

Hi Robert and Carter- hope one of you checks out this far back one more time. . .
: I played with the Premiere all day yesterday, playing with transitions, s-l-o-wing things down, trying to place lettering, etc- (figured out why you don't stream when I did that with a couple of the movies I made- and my effects looked really poor)
: But both Michael and I have noted that the DV Tools, the software that we use to capture the clips, really doesn't seem to give us a true color output (for instance- on the homecoming stuff, the yellow color of the Z's always looked sort of tepid- not real bright, like what the camera was showing)
: Do you notice this problem with your Ulead software?
: Thanks.
: Sheila

Carter preached this to me (light, light, light, and more light). Modern camcorders can record very well in low light conditions, but the picture gets grainy and the colors fade out. When I was reviewing the video tape I took I was reminded of Carters "more light=better picture" rule.

That said, when I get good outside light I think the Matrox video capture does a good job. But in the setup it has controls like brightness, contrast, sharpness, tint, etc. I've done some monkeying around with these settings on occasion.

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