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I am trying to capture video with a 16:9 ratio and using roxio creator special addition. It only offers at DV a 720 x 576 format which comes out at a 4:3 ratio. Am I missing something? Why is there not a 1024 x 576 option for 16:9?

 

What is the source of the video? Some camcorders had an issue with not setting the wide screen flag correctly so Roxio could not see it.

 

If you are trying to use the video capture device, it is mostly for VHS and similar capture. That is 4 by 3.

 

If you have a digital camcorder (whihc it seems like you have), which one. Is it a tape camcorder or a memory type camcorder?

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What is the source of the video? Some camcorders had an issue with not setting the wide screen flag correctly so Roxio could not see it.

 

If you are trying to use the video capture device, it is mostly for VHS and similar capture. That is 4 by 3.

 

If you have a digital camcorder (whihc it seems like you have), which one. Is it a tape camcorder or a memory type camcorder?

 

Thanks for your help

The source is from tape from a canon XH A1s set to HDV 16:9.

In any event the only other options given to capture are

DVD HQn @ 720 x 576

DVD SP @ 352 x 576

DVD LP @ 352 x 288

VCD @ 352 x 288

which will not do.

At the moment I am converting the file using MPEG Steamclip successfully but would rather not have the bother.

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Thanks for your help

The source is from tape from a canon XH A1s set to HDV 16:9.

In any event the only other options given to capture are

DVD HQn @ 720 x 576

DVD SP @ 352 x 576

DVD LP @ 352 x 288

VCD @ 352 x 288

which will not do.

At the moment I am converting the file using MPEG Steamclip successfully but would rather not have the bother.

 

In that case, just plug the camcorder into a IEEE 1394 port on your computer. The program will recognize it as is. If you have that camcorder, then you know that IEEE1394 is also known as a firewire port.

 

Just for my information, why are you using this program with a $3500 camocrder? I would think there are better but not easier programs?

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I am guessing that since you have the Special Edition you are using the Roxio Video Capture USB device???

 

If so, you should realize that the USB Device ONLY captures in 4:3 :huh:

 

As Steve pointed out, 1394 Firewire is needed to capture in 16:9 with a tape camcorder ;)

 

Even with Firewire it will be limited to an SD capture quality! The program was never made to 'capture' in HD... so wrong I am :wacko:

 

These days most HD camcorders use Memory Cards and you merely copy the files to the PC and never use 'capture'.

 

Let us know what you end up doing, I am curious :mellow:

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Just a slight correction to the above post. You can capture HD video using a firewire. I use a much cheaper camcorder - Canon Vixia HV30 and was able to get some great video back in April. See the image and the properties:

With my camcorder, I got the 1440 by 1080 high definition files. I edited them and encoded them to the 1920 by 1080 you see here. I'm not sure why 1440 but it may be my camcorder but I saw no difference in encoding them to the higher vertical resolution.

 

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AND

 

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I did output the videos to Blu-ray discs

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Here is the thing. The reason for this approach is beacause my canon camcorder refuses to connect to my imac through firewire cable. I have sent the camera back for repair to canon, who fixed it and I was downloading my HDV footage to imovie as normal (although it still would not be recognised by Final cut pro). Now it's gone wrong again. I will send it back to Canon but I have new footage which I need to get on with so I was working out a way of getting the footage off the camera and onto the computer hence using some Roxio software I have.

If so, you should realize that the USB Device ONLY captures in 4:3

I guess I'm still wondering why does the USB device only capture in 4:3

sknis I assume your connection is through firewire to your windows PC

Again thanks for you comments.

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Here is the thing. The reason for this approach is beacause my canon camcorder refuses to connect to my imac through firewire cable. I have sent the camera back for repair to canon, who fixed it and I was downloading my HDV footage to imovie as normal (although it still would not be recognised by Final cut pro). Now it's gone wrong again. I will send it back to Canon but I have new footage which I need to get on with so I was working out a way of getting the footage off the camera and onto the computer hence using some Roxio software I have.

 

I guess I'm still wondering why does the USB device only capture in 4:3

sknis I assume your connection is through firewire to your windows PC

Again thanks for you comments.

 

 

Uh, you posted in Creator 2011 part of the forum. Now you say you are working with a MAC. Two different computers or the wrong section of the forum?

 

The USB device is designed to be an analog to digital converter. I would image that there are no provisions in the driver to work with analog 16 by 9 video. It is not simply a pass through. There are different ones for PC and for MAC.

 

Yes, that was an image from my PC' would you like me to post an image from my MAC?

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