MiniDV Quality during capture : LUSENET : Editing DV Films : One Thread

A question hopefully someone can answer.

I'm using a JVC MiniDV cam with I believe it to be 1/4 ccd or maybe 1/3.

When capturing video, on the viewfinder it looks excellent but when capturing thru the 1394 card and into premiere the qaulity is definetly not the same.

It seems that the video needs more contrast or better lighting which I will try next.

My question is does anyone know of a way to get better video output that will almost match that of the viewfinder.

-- Lanum (, November 18, 2002


The viewfinder will always look better than what you capture because it is a smaller screen (color viewfinder = a small LCD in a tube basically) and therefore requires less resolution.

-- Teague (, May 13, 2003.

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