Hello everyone i am a new member but have been coming here to read posts for a while now. I appreciate you all.
I shot a feature this summer using the hv20 (loved it). the footage looked great during shooting (I was the DP and often used the focus assist for my shots). However, when the footage was imported into premiere pro cs3 using the hdv preset the footage output looks soft and out of focus. I would think it was my shooting but i am a very careful when i shoot and as i mentioned, i often used focus assist. the footage still looks great when played from the camera but on the timeline and when output to an avi (uncompressed) it comes out soft and very...muddy (as to say clips such as ones shot in bright daylight which appear vibrant when layed on the camera appear like they were overcast). I am by no means new to video production, editing, or filming, and this has me perplexed. My initial thought is that it has something to do with interlacing or the capture presets but i have no idea. has anyone else experienced overly soft output? any suggestions?. thank you in advance for your responses. i will try to post a still or two so you can see what i mean but I'm pressed for time at the moment.
Shot the entire film in 24p cinemode with the vibrant preset and footage on tape looks crisp.