SVCD Quality Poor

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dougcoull
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Hi Folks,

I'm an absolute newbie to camcorders ......

I've a Sony TRV140 (bought this week) and can upload the video via my Firewire, and capture using Premiere or Pixela.

I've burned a video sequence using Nero which converted my clip to MPEG-2.

When played on my DVD player the results are very poor :-(

When I play direct from the TRV140 via my TV the results are outstanding.

So, am I doing something wrong with my SVDC's or is the plain truth I would require a DVD recorder to get what I'm looking for?

Slight aside, is there any way I can easily get analogue video from my VCR direct to the TRV140? Hopes are not high on this one.

Many thanks.

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Dougie.

Regards,

Dougie.

harlequin
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trv140

dvout only ... no dvin
does not play normal hi8 and 8mm tapes
does not appear to have analogue input either.

it is the entry level sony digital 8 machine.
i think you are expecting a little too much at this price.
http://www.techtronics.com/uk/shop/852-sony-dcr-trv140-digital8-digital-8-camcorder.html

Gary MacKenzie

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Thinkserver TS140 , 750ti Graphics card  & LG 27" uws led backlight , Edius 8

Humax Foxsat HD Pvr / Humax Fox T2 dvbt

dougcoull
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Hi Gary,

Fair enough on the inputs etc.

There is a company around the Liverpool area that do a mod for DV-In which I may consider.

The camera is great for the money (299 UKP's), and I accept some of the limitations though most don't affect me.

The quality on the VDC's is my main concern just now.

Cheers.

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Dougie.

Regards,

Dougie.

johnpr98
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Hi Dougie

There's nothing wrong with the TRV140 D8 AFAIK except that it won't play analogue V8,Hi 8 tapes.

The D8 quality should be unaffected.

VCD & SVCD quality isn't up to much IMO though, the MPEG quality will be influenced by your MPEG encoder.

btw this post would be more appropriate in the DVD, VCD and MPEG
section.

PS Onsite DV in for the TRV140 is also carried out by www.lynxdv.com
Update
Nope it looks like he doesn't do the TVV 140, only the TRV 130 is mentioned at £39.99 incl P&P, it may be worth double checking by email first if you are interested though.

Regards

John
http://www.johnpr98.com

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Videoman
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Dougie

Try TMPG IMHO works well! (check email)

Frank

Dougie Leaver
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Dougie, TRV 140 can NOT be input enabled, hence the low price. It has no LANC port and therefore no means to edit its software. And apparently it does not have any inputs anyway. As for the VCD, as some one suggests, try to encode with TMPG. If you play about with its settings you can get good quality onto a VCD. Ive done some train ones with plenty of motion and they turned out quite good. Just do not expect to much. Or try an SVCD
Dougie Leaver

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