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Capturing 16:9 Video From 16:9 Dv Camcorder


chaser1151

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Does Emc 8 Capture allow for capturing a 16:9 source (DV camcorder with recorded 16:9 video)? I've tried several times and it always creates a video file in 4:3. I don't see any settings to change the capture aspect ratio. How could they make this software fail to import in 16:9 in this widescreen world? my install of Emc 8 with the update works fantastic otherwise (so far).

 

Hopefully, someone can tell me I'm missing something. otherwise I'll have to go back to my Studio 9 SE (freeware with burner) to import DV 16:9. I know that works and it was free.

 

 

Tim

 

Using firewire and everything works fine on a 2.8 GHtz machine with 1GB of RAM.

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Editing MPEG files is not recommended. Editing MPEG files can cause MyDVD to re-render the file which can cause a degradation in quality. Add to that that Videowave is much slower when editing MPEG anyway. Keeping your original files as DV AVI makes editing faster and smoother.

 

No word on a fix.

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Editing MPEG files is not recommended. Editing MPEG files can cause MyDVD to re-render the file which can cause a degradation in quality. Add to that that Videowave is much slower when editing MPEG anyway. Keeping your original files as DV AVI makes editing faster and smoother.

 

No word on a fix.

In my experience, when I captured a 16:9 video as mpg, created a DVD out of it and watched it on a widescreen TV, switching the TV mode to Full shows the video in widescreen (no letterbox) in the correct aspect ratio. Watching it on Normal mode shows the video like stretched vertically (I guess the effect of the original video being in the 16:9 aspect ratio).

 

As Gary indicated, it could be the 16:9 flag does not get passed on when capturing in mpg. Hence, the player does not do anything to show the video in widescreen mode.

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you may have not seen my the edit to my last entry, but it's a Canon Optura 40 and I'm going to check the DV out setting and latest firewire driver later tonight.

 

thanks. I can see my preview in 16:9 though, so I don't thing the driver or camacorder setting has anything to do with it.

 

does yours capture in 16:9 using the Mpeg format?

 

Tim

 

 

I just captured in avi DV and it kept the 16:9 format and it plays back correct in Windows Media Player 10. So I guess I'll have to capture in full quality and lower the quality to Mpeg when rendering events to make DVD's from. It shouldn't be this way. I don't want to use the Studio 9 capture since it gets jittery capture errors sometimes.

 

Does anyone have an idea as to why it won't capture as Mpeg in 16:9 format?

 

Tim

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The Sony TRV740 is a digtial 8mm camcorder which records in DV format only. Media Import can convert to MPEG 'on the fly'.

 

I just did a quick test and looks like you may have found a bug. I always work in DV AVI and have never tried capturing to MPEG. But I get the same results. Looks like the 16:9 flag is not set in the file causing it to play back as 4:3. I'll pass this along so Roxio can test it further. So looks like you'll have to capture in DV AVI to get 16:9.

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Works fine with my Sony TRV740. What are you using to play it back? My captured files playback fine in Windows Media Player 9.

 

If you are trying to use Videowave or MyDVD, YOU MUST change the project settings to 16:9.

 

 

I'm using Windows Media Player 10 to play it back to check captured aspect ratio (I understand that when I make a project I need to choose 16:9). My captures of 16:9 video I did using Studio 9.4 SE play back in 16:9 properly. I'm capturing in Mpeg2 quality, I will try DV and see if it captures it correctly, if so the files will be larger than I care to use; or I'll have to spend more time re-rendering, if I use Emc8 to capture.

 

By the way, the preview screen in Emc8 Capture shows the incoming video in 16:9, but when I start capturing it changes and ends up only 4:3. (when played back in Windows Media Player 10).

 

I will also look for a driver update for my Canon Optura 40 for the firewire input. hmmm??

 

Anyway, thanks. But mystery not solved yet.

 

Tim

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The Sony TRV740 is a digtial 8mm camcorder which records in DV format only. Media Import can convert to MPEG 'on the fly'.

 

I just did a quick test and looks like you may have found a bug. I always work in DV AVI and have never tried capturing to MPEG. But I get the same results. Looks like the 16:9 flag is not set in the file causing it to play back as 4:3. I'll pass this along so Roxio can test it further. So looks like you'll have to capture in DV AVI to get 16:9.

 

Any feedback? I'm curious as to the result of the information passed along to Roxio. I also captured in mpeg and it is showing in 4:3. But if I connect the digital camcorder directly to the TV, it is shown in 16:9.

 

Thank you.

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As you can see, 16:9 capture works with my Sony TRV740. Even the capture preview switches to widescreen. What brand/model of camcorder do you have? Perhaps someone with a similar camcorder can help.

 

 

you may have not seen my the edit to my last entry, but it's a Canon Optura 40 and I'm going to check the DV out setting and latest firewire driver later tonight.

 

thanks. I can see my preview in 16:9 though, so I don't thing the driver or camacorder setting has anything to do with it.

 

does your record in 16:9 using the Mpeg format?

 

Tim

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