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treehousemann

16 x 9 problem: Videowave or capturing problem?

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Ok I'm new to EMC9 but love its applications so far. Here's my latest delimma and yes I am learning. I've captured footage via a Sony GV D1000 that is 16 x 9, though during capture it still appeared 4 x 3 and stretched vertically.

 

My intial thought was not to worry, once inside Videowave I can set the production to 16 x 9. But I was mistaken. The production set in 16 x 9 appears 4 x 3 stretched inside the 16 x 9 framing with black bars on the sides. To say the least that's pretty ugly. So is it the capturing? Is there a way to set the capture to 16 x 9? Or is the problem in videowave? Or is it the deck?

 

Any input or direction would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

Treehousemann

 

 

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Are you capturing to MPEG? This is a known bug. For some reason the 16:9 flag is lost. Capture to DV AVI and everything should work fine.

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Are you capturing to MPEG? This is a known bug. For some reason the 16:9 flag is lost. Capture to DV AVI and everything should work fine.

 

No. I am going to DV AVI. Its a little strange, since I can go over to windows movie maker and capture there in 16:9, but I'd rather stay in EMC9... Any other suggestions?

 

Thanks so much!

 

Treehousemann

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I have a Sony digital 8mm camcorder. Here is what I do:

Use Media Capture 9 to capture to DV AVI file

Start Videowave

make sure the project is set for 16:9

Add the DV AVI file

 

 

The GV D1000 is a miniDV tape deck, right? What camcorder was used when recording the tape?

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Thanks so much. I will try that right now. Yes it is a deck. It was actually shot on a canon XL2 16:9. I also tried to capture with a canon z300.. but to no avail.. If I have to capture from the original camera I will.. Do you think that would help if this doesn't work?

 

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Really shouldn't make any difference, but certainly wouldn't hurt anything to capture from the XL2. You can also capture from other software. Just use DV AVI type 2. I like to use WinDV (free shareware) sometimes because it captures scenes by timecode into separate files. Those have always worked fine for me in Videowave.

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Gary

Thanks so much for your input. I really appreciate it. I am still having problem with this 16:9 capture. Media Capture 9 I have not figured out yet. Technically I am not doing something right. I downloaded WinDV as well, but it captured the 16:9 as 4:3 as well. The one that has captured it as 16:9 was WMM. So I thought I would do my capturing in WMM and bring it over to Videowave. So I did a test and I tried to bring it over to Videowave and it still brought it in as 4:3 in 16:9 format.. I found that really strange. But in WMM its 16:9.. I really don't know WMM, and would still like to figure this out.. but I'm not sure what other options I might have. Irregardless I appreciate your input.. Is there a capture software out there that lets you actually configure to 16:9?

 

Thanks

 

Treehousemann

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So here is what I have discovered with the little technical knowledge I have. I can do the 16:9 capture in WMM and then if I create a WMM 16:9 movie "clip reel", I can bring that into videowave.

 

I don't understand it, but for some reason the 16:9 flags in WMM at least activate Videowave" 16:9 format.. But this workflow is a pain and time consuming.

 

I'm capturing from a lot of different pieces to create 50 or more short clips for the edit. Either I creat a bunch of small WMM movies like 1 to 2 minute each or a create one 30 minute clip real. Can you break up clips in two or more in Videowave? I assume so, but have never needed to... Or is there another recommendation on workflow?

 

thanks so much..

 

Tim

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Really odd that WinDV doesn't capture the tape in 16:9. Capturing in WMM should work fine.

1: Capture in WMM and add the entire file to WMM project.

2: Click 'Save to my computer', click next

3: enter filename and choose folder to save the file, click next

4: NExt dialog box is important - Click OTHER SETTINGS and choose DV-AVI (NTSC), click next

This starts the export to file. I've NEVER had a problem with this format and also is teh best format for editing in Videowave. See if that works for you.

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Thanks Gary,

 

Its working fine.. I really appreciate it.. One other question. I am working with a partner who is a Mac guy and working in Imovie.. Any suggestion on file conversions from EMC9 for macs that they can read and convert to quicktime?

 

thanks...

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Keep everything in DV AVI format and they shouldn't have a problem. No need to convert. Use an external hard drive to exchange data. I'm fairly sure the Mac can read NTFS drives since that OS is based on linux.

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