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Washed Out Color. Lines/blur On Avi, Squashed On Wmv.


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I've seen several posts here regarding bad color quality, all telling them to "send it back". What's with all the defects?

 

Picture color both in Capture screen, and on HDTV via passthrough is washed out, faded. Tried capturing, looks the same on playback. Tried 2 different XBox 360 consoles, and 2 different component cables, as well as every setting possible. No banana.

 

Also, when rendering to the highest quality AVI, there are lines along text & other features on screen, looking almost blurry on the heads-up display on the bottom of Black Ops. It's a little better when rendering to WMV, but the screen is slightly "squashed", giving everything that thin look. I just want raw, uncompressed AVI, and a clear picture to edit.

 

Upon sending this back for replacement, and waiting who knows how long for it to be sent back, am I going to just experience the same thing?

 

One (two) great thing(s)...

There was NO lag during gameplay, even while watching live on the capture screen, audio & video were perfectly synched. And, this was on a (wimpy?) 1.6GHz Atom CPU on an ASUS mini-itx motherboard! Also, love the effects (negative & relief, in particular).

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I've seen several posts here regarding bad color quality, all telling them to "send it back". What's with all the defects?

 

Picture color both in Capture screen, and on HDTV via passthrough is washed out, faded. Tried capturing, looks the same on playback. Tried 2 different XBox 360 consoles, and 2 different component cables, as well as every setting possible. No banana.

 

Also, when rendering to the highest quality AVI, there are lines along text & other features on screen, looking almost blurry on the heads-up display on the bottom of Black Ops. It's a little better when rendering to WMV, but the screen is slightly "squashed", giving everything that thin look. I just want raw, uncompressed AVI, and a clear picture to edit.

 

Upon sending this back for replacement, and waiting who knows how long for it to be sent back, am I going to just experience the same thing?

 

One (two) great thing(s)...

There was NO lag during gameplay, even while watching live on the capture screen, audio & video were perfectly synched. And, this was on a (wimpy?) 1.6GHz Atom CPU on an ASUS mini-itx motherboard! Also, love the effects (negative & relief, in particular).

 

Hello dj moon,

 

For best colors and image quality only 480i or 576i.

 

If you use 480p/720p or 1080i , some units have a washed colors. No way to fix at moment.

 

Try and reply.

 

 

Claudio

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Tried it all, again, several times over.

Every combination of settings possible.

Still get the washed out colors through the RGC only.

480i/576i gives a distorted pic, with same color issue.

 

RMA tomorrow.

I really, really wanted this thing to work.

*sigh*

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They won't even let me get a replacement. I have to send it back, incurring my own expense, get a refund, and then buy it again. More waiting & wondering.

 

My unit has the same problem. Not longer works in 480i resolution.

 

Claudio

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My unit has the same problem. Not longer works in 480i resolution.

 

Claudio

Bought a new RGC (N e w E g g, good price with rebate).

Now the color works fine, but the picture is not great.

Video via passthrough is best at 1080i.

However, looks "soft" compared to HDMI or even component direct to HDTV.

 

The text (readout/heads-up display on Black Ops) is blurred, and not readable.

I have been rendering at every quality possible (still going, HOOOUUURRSSS later), no go yet.

 

Anyone know the optimal settings for capturing AND rendering?

I don't care about file size, just the clearest picture possible.

I wish it had a "raw, uncompressed" render, so I fine-tune edit in Sony Vegas afterwards.

 

I do like the negative & embossed look effects, however with the bad text & details rendering, does not look good.

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Bought a new RGC (N e w E g g, good price with rebate).

Now the color works fine, but the picture is not great.

Video via passthrough is best at 1080i.

However, looks "soft" compared to HDMI or even component direct to HDTV.

 

The text (readout/heads-up display on Black Ops) is blurred, and not readable.

I have been rendering at every quality possible (still going, HOOOUUURRSSS later), no go yet.

 

Anyone know the optimal settings for capturing AND rendering?

I don't care about file size, just the clearest picture possible.

I wish it had a "raw, uncompressed" render, so I fine-tune edit in Sony Vegas afterwards.

 

I do like the negative & embossed look effects, however with the bad text & details rendering, does not look good.

 

There isn't much difference between an HDMI and Component 1080i wise.

 

Rendering for Sony Vegas 9

 

File > Render As

 

Sony AVC (*.mp4;*.m2ts;*avc)

 

After that. Under Template: Internet 1280x720-30p

 

Rendering will depend on how powerful your computer is and/or how many programs you're running. If you have anything less than 3 GHz and not enough Ram. Do not attempt to multitask.

 

Also, you can render in Roxio Game Capture Wizard.

 

Load the Roxio Game Capture and click on "Edit and Share" and then you're going to get a set up that says "Welcome to VideoWave"

 

Change the drop box to Widescreen (16:9) and click "Ok."

 

Import your video and edit a bit if needed within the program. Click on "Output" and click on "Export as"

 

It's going to ask you if wanna save it. It's optional. I click "No." (That's to save your work).

 

Under "Video File Quality" change the "Same as Original" into "DivX HD 720p@30FPS" or "DivX HD 1080p@30FPS"

 

Under "File Name" change the name of the file and click on "Create Video File."

 

I hope this help your rendering.

 

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Bought a new RGC (N e w E g g, good price with rebate).

Now the color works fine, but the picture is not great.

Video via passthrough is best at 1080i.

However, looks "soft" compared to HDMI or even component direct to HDTV.

 

The text (readout/heads-up display on Black Ops) is blurred, and not readable.

I have been rendering at every quality possible (still going, HOOOUUURRSSS later), no go yet.

 

Anyone know the optimal settings for capturing AND rendering?

I don't care about file size, just the clearest picture possible.

I wish it had a "raw, uncompressed" render, so I fine-tune edit in Sony Vegas afterwards.

 

I do like the negative & embossed look effects, however with the bad text & details rendering, does not look good.

 

Best capture mode is 480i or 576i. But its create a interlaced video (No good for fast edit).

 

For quality capture use UT VIDEO CODE or LAGARITH or HUFFYUV codecs. Bigger file size with optimal quality.

 

For text problem open your file in VIRTUALDUB and use SHARPEN effect.

 

In edit side, accept GOFORBROKE suggestions. Very useful.

 

 

 

Claudio

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