2007 August 5th, 02:04
Downloading to PC
Thanks for the great forum, the knowledge base here is impressive.
I used an HV20 to record our daughters wedding in Mexico, but the camcorder has some issues so itís going back to Crutchfield for a refund. I need to download about 5 hours of tape to my computer before I send the camera back, and being totally new to DV, Iím overwhelmed with the complexity of doing this right. Iíve downloaded Vegas 7 trial, HDV Split, and VLC Media player, but my results so far have been less than impressive. M2T files seem to look a bit better than AVI, but both are a far cry from tape to 1080P monitor through HDMI.
Sorry, I hate to ask, but can someone point me to a post that lists a "step by step" approach to download to my PC in a file format that will give me the best chance at watching these videos in close to 1080P resolution? The PC is amply endowed with HD space, processing power, firewire, memory, etc., and at this point I donít really care about editing anything, I just want to save the data in the best format so I can send the camera back. I looked through a lot of previous posts and did a search, but it seems even the beginners are far more advanced than me. I hate being a noob.
Thanks for any help you can give me!
2007 August 5th, 02:54
As far as storage, you will not get any better that HDVSplit, or any other .m2t capture. These take the digital information in the digital from the tape and directly import them to the computer. It simply ones and zero coming of the tape.
As far as play back of those raw files, best bet is to use VLC player, and be sure you set it to deinterlace as it is playing. I also have great success with Windows media player.
If you are in Vegas, and are trying to play it out on the Preview player, you are not going to see full resolution.
You have to also understand, that your system has to have the tools and horse power to play the HDV files. Your video card and system have to resolve each frame of HDV on play back.
Finally, as far as playback to 1080p, the best way I know to do that is to capture the marterial using Cineforms NeoHDV, then converting to full 1920 x1080 HD avi files in Vegas
2007 August 5th, 03:08
Slightly insidious, but mostly harmless
Personally I wouldn't use HDVSplit Bkaz as I've found that the timeline preview is much smoother when I capture using Vegas's own vidcap.
"Sorry, I hate to ask, but can someone point me to a post that lists a "step by step" approach to download to my PC in a file format that will give me the best chance at watching these videos in close to 1080P resolution?"
File>Capture Video, check the 'HDV or SDI' button then select where you want your M2T files to go in the capture window. Done!.[/COLOR]
Last edited by veg; 2007 August 5th at 05:20.
2007 August 19th, 12:42
I have been recording with my hv20 on a mini DV (not mini HDV) in the maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080.Yet when i use HDVSplit to transfer the footage onto my pc. On the playback of the m2t files from either media player classic or vlc player i get that the resolutions of the clips are all 1440x 1080?!! Am i missing something here?....Why isnt the footage res at 1920 x 1080?
Please let me know....
Respect to every single user of this forum, i heave learnt quite a bit even though i have the camera only for a month now. Its nice to know there are still forums like this out there.Thank you in advance.
2007 August 19th, 14:44
maki70a, that has been discussed so many times with the resolution. HDV standard is 1440x1080 with 1.33 aspect ratio. Please search for the forum on this. Here's thread you can something about
2007 August 19th, 16:07
thnk you so much for the thread...im sorry again for being a kook.
Hmm 1440x 1.333 = 1920 Doughhh
i'll try not to ask foolish things again.
2007 August 19th, 17:01
hey, that's not a foolish things to ask. I was confused too when i first own my HV20. it's jut the same questions has been asked many times. You can easily search for the forum to see others response. Good learning from other people's experience. btw, welcome to the forum.