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Terry

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Hi all

I have been trying to edit some of my airbourn video tapes using my PC but the quality is lost when I convert it. The PC dose a good job on good tapes recorded from the TV but loses sync and colours when I record from my airbourn stuff which plays ok direct into a TV. Have any of you got experiance with the video conditioners available or maybe made your own ? What do I need to look for in a good unit for my purpose ?

Thanks Terry

UK

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How are you getting the video from the camera into the PC? If it's a digital video camera and you're using the USB port instead of firewire, you'll get loss of quality. If that's not your issue, look into a program called virtualdub. I sometimes use it to clean up my home videos as a preprocessor. And it's free to boot!

http://www.virtualdub.org/

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Its a Pinnacle DC10 and its anolog direct to the PCI card.

Terry

UK

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Hi Terry.

I'm very new to all this,but as an observation I too have noticed a quite marked difference in the video quality of TV vs PC display. have you come up with any conclusions on this subject.

Johnstorm

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Hi john

It seems that the pc card needs a good clean signal which you dont allways get from a down link. If the timebase signal is not good and strong then it looses its place and the rest of the signal goes to pot. I have borrowed a conditioner from a friend and it makes a great improvement. I cant seem to find a good one to buy at the moment, I want one that takes care of the timebase and not just wipe out the macrovision for making dodgy copies.

Terry

UK

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