2008 February 11th, 10:30
Amazing video quality!
So I took my first test video with the HV20 this past weekend, and let me say...I was BLOWN away by the quality. I shot both in 24p Cinema and 24p Auto (honestly couldn't tell much difference) and then hooked up the HV20 via HDMI to a Sony 52XBR4. I have obviously heard great things about the video quality, but seeing it in person was awesome!
Thanks for all the tips and help here!
2008 February 13th, 09:40
2008 February 13th, 10:35
One way to do it, is keep it high quality, and then just
play it on your Media Center computer.
The quality is awesome, just as directly from the camera.
My media center pc is connected all digitally, hdmi cables, so the
quality coming from the computer is just amazing. ( Dvi out from video card to hdmi of 1080p TV )
Of course, if you are not running Windows, there are many other options available to get your computer running on your 1080p or 720 p TV.
Here is the largest community for Microsoft Media Center users on the
planet : http://thegreenbutton.com/
2008 February 13th, 10:47
Dave, can you give us a brief description of what this device is and how it works? Do you download the videos directly from your camera to the Media Center unit, which then sends it to your HD television?
Originally Posted by David Zeno
2008 February 13th, 11:08
In the "PAL" half of the world, it's agony getting a PC to run properly at 50fps to match the video content. Stuttering and tearing are common. I don't know if Media Centre PCs regularly have this solved "out of the box" - the ones set up to work with standard PC monitors don't, because these run at 60Hz as standard.
2008 February 14th, 19:55
The problem with burning a DVD is your compressing it using MPEG 2 whereas straight out of the cam there's comparatively little compression. However, there are some things you can do to maximise quality:
1. In many programs (Nero for example) its possible to select a higher quality level if theres sufficient room on the DVD to accomodate it. In Nero just click on Options on the bottom of the final page before burning and you'll find you can adjust the quality level from there. On other programs you'll have to check to see where the option is located.
I burnt one of my SD Gatecrasher videos to disc using the highest setting in nero and honestly it looks almost BBC quality when played back on my plasma!!! Not bad for a stills camera!
2. Your other option of course beyond reducing the MPEG 2 compression level is to buy a BluRay burner and burn it in HD instead.