View Full Version : 3 questions, please help !
2007 June 26th, 10:01
I am a newbie to HDV. My camcorder is HV10. My questions are as follows,
1. Is Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 unable to do scene split while capturing HDV ?
2. I exported the HDV captured to DVD with pp2.0, using all the default settings. But the DVD output was all distorted when there were panning scenes. The edge of everything was just like a "comb". What settings should I use to avoid this "comb" like edges ?
3. The user manual says when the cam is not in use, take the dv tape out. But what harm will be done to the cam if I leave the dv tape inside the cam ? How long is that "not in use" period the manual is referring to ?
I appreciate your answers and help:hv20-smilie03:
1) No idea, I don't do Premiere
2) You'd need to to DEINTERLACE the video; you are seeing interlace-lines
3) Not sure, I've left tapes in cams with no problems for weeks. Unfortunately some things manuals state are overkill, or unreasonable.
2007 June 26th, 10:37
thank you Mal for your reply.
I did have tried to use deinterlace, but the result was the same or slightly poorer.
2007 July 6th, 14:15
3) Leaving a tape in the camcorder can result in issues. Changes in the humidty, etc "could" cause slight sticking of the tape to the tape head or transport rollers, etc, which could cause some interference in future shooting, as well as effet the content on the tape in the camera. A good cleaning may resolve those issues, but why dirty something up.
2007 July 7th, 09:26
Thanks jclightman for your reply.
But isn't the tape will retreat back to the cassette when the cam is powered down ?
That's right Jusko,
the tape DOESN'T make contact with the heads while powered down (providing the battery/power wasn't removed to power the cam down.)
So the tape is all "closed" up while resting in the cam.
I see no problem with leaving it in the cam. jclightman talks about changes in humidity; those changes could also occur outside the cam; and in fact, leaving the tape in the cam would probably guarantee that the cam is undergoing the exact same humidity and temperature changes as the tape itself, so would probably result in LESS problems as far as humidity is concerned (compared to storing the cam and tape separately).
I'd not STORE the tape in the cam, but it's really not as critical as the manual might lead to believe....at least that's my experience.
2007 July 7th, 09:57
its funny becuase when i deinterlace my 50i SD footage from my canon ZR500the comb lines go away.. but you said that didnt work ? how did you deinterlace ? wich mthod ? i dont have to worrie about it now as the hv20 does 25p recording. but you could try this method on http://www.100fps.com/ it works flawlessly for me plus it explains deinterlacing and everything to do with he 'comb lines'.
i use method 4b - Progressive Scan (Weave+Bob) - and the result is amazing.
2007 July 8th, 01:06
Thank you Mal again for your detailed explanation.
And also thanks Marty for your reply.
I used "Export to DVD" in pp2.0 and left the default setting to "lower field first". There were comb lines. I then selected the field order to "progressive scan", thinking that this was the same as "deinterlace". But the comb lines were still there. I tried again today after noting Mal and Marty's advise. I found there is a tick box for deinterlace at the top left corner of the settings window. I ticked it and the result was perfect !! I am very happy now.
Special thanks to Marty for your quoted website which is very useful indeed.
But my question 1 remains outstanding. Could anyone please tell me whether pp2.0 can do scene split during HDV capture ?
Thanks all who have helped me out.
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