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It's not an illusion - it's called chroma subsampling. Most video codecs do not represent colour in full resolution as a way of achieving greater compression by taking advantage of the way that the human eye is more sensitive to brightness ("luma") than colour ("chroma"). Many codecs don't bother giving you too much colour information when you're not going ...


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It's a well known issue that red component in video devices suffers in presentation. The reason is the red color's long wave length and that our eyes respond more to long wave ranges (not to be confused with color sensitivity which would be in yellow-green range). For us to perceive the colors as equal (ref. responsiveness) the green and blue are ...


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Another option is to rent an appropriate deck from an equipment supplier. I don't know your local market so I can't recommend one, but I'm certain there are some in London. With a pro or semi-pro deck you should get advantages of speed and quality for much less cost than buying, and with no wear on your camera. You also retain the use of the camera if you ...


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The quality of the image is a big part of why film has been preferred for so long. This Wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_versus_film_photography) really outlines well the technical advantages. However, you asked about favoritism between the two formats. I think another consideration is cost, familiarity, and accessibility. When I got ...


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While pure red is tough to match, partly due to our visual sensitivity in that region, I've never noticed any tendency for red to 'pixelate' more than any other color. Maybe you're seeing an artifact of compression? Do you also see this in non-electronic displays like backlit signs, etc? Another answer here claims that manufacturers kept secrets about color ...


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A long VGA cable with a proper amp/spliter on the TX side, would be the simplest option. You can get good VGA cables up to 150' at modest prices from http://www.pccables.com . Another good option is a CAT5 extender kit. http://milestek.com/p-16209-vga-over-cat5ecat6-decora-wall-plate-set.aspx Without a more detailed description of what you are trying to ...


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This type of photography is called 'available light' which covers shooting subjects without adding strobes or other lights. It is favored by many photographers for many reasons. I personally favor this because the subject and scene appear more natural to me. Things that glow interest me as well and there are tons of things that fit this: the moon, neon art, ...


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I use a Behringer ADA8000 for this - it converts toslink to 8 channels of analogue, and vice versa. It works well, and is relatively inexpensive.


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Film may have better long-term archival stability. For theatrical exhibition, 35mm film still has a more uniform distribution and exhibition system outside the US and Europe. People like Chris Nolan prefer to use film because there aren't any widely-available digital processess that can do an IMAX-style presentation, with a huge negative area and screen. ...


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There are lots of things to consider before committing to an operation of this size, but there is also an imperative to act quickly. Given that it's SP Betacam and Umatic the tapes are probably beginning to reach the end of their playable life. In a decade they may all be paperweights. A good place to start is the U.S. Federal Agencies Digitization ...


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Quite simply, the quality of digital only recently overtook film. Film is capable of capturing both high resolution (due to it's large size) and high dynamic range (due to it's chemistry). It allowed for very high quality images captured very quickly which was ideal for the film industry. Early in the development of high end digital cameras, the primary ...


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The digital chain has so many advantages unrelated to quality that as soon as it reached a 'good enough' level for capture the playing field tilted for good in its favor. And of course it didn't stop improving at 'good enough'. As a taking medium, celluloid film still has the sort of hard-to-define characteristics that make some pine for vinyl music. But ...


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There is no reason that your camera should have problems playing back 200 hours of tape and as the signal is digital and was presumably recorded on your camera, there shouldn't be much in the way of quality loss. The video is either read correctly or not. If you do get read issues (showing up as either dropped frames or blocky artifacts) then it might be ...


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Verify again that your source is indeed a stereo source and that your cabling is TRS cabling. I own this same camera and have been able to record audio in full stereo and also on only one side of the stereo spectrum.


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If you want something pretty standard and with good quality with DV. The most important thin, whatever the codec you choose, configure it for an interlaced source (since VHS signal is interlaced). If you don't you will end up with a digitized file that will need more space and have much lower quality.


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VHS is already highly 'compressed', so capturing to an uncompressed format is likely overkill. For your purposes MJPEG with a reasonably high quality setting will preserve all your options and shouldn't degrade the images any further than VHS already has. MJPEG goes by other names -- the idea is that it's all "I-frames". It is a lossy codec, but there are ...


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I think the issue you see here is actually because of bright pixels against a very dark background. Most lossy compression takes into account that we are far more perceptive to lightness differences than we are color differences. Depending on the codec used, and encoding options chosen, the blocks used for approximating the video can be fixed size, which ...


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to answer your question: basic setup: camera, scene, computer with editing suite (after effects, premiere, vegas, final cut express, quicktime) You must trigger record frame every second or predifined interval of time, setup your editing timeline at 25 fps and import your footage. if you are doing frames you must import frames interpet them and put it on ...



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