video quality

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by groovetunes, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. groovetunes macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Can someone tell me wht the quailty of my video is bad when I watch it on my 13" mac book? I have a Canon ZR950. It's fine when watching and editing on imovie but when I go to full screen the quality goes down.

    Thanks
     
  2. miiles macrumors regular

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    It has to do with the resolution of the video you took. It stretches the pixel size larger than it should be, so it looks worse.

    What resolution are you recording in?
     
  3. groovetunes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't see anything that specifically says resoulution but I have it set for

    rec speed SP
    tv type 16:9
    widescreen off

    Is that what you mean?

    Thanks
     
  4. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    Your ZR950 records video at 720x480. Your Macbook screen is 1280x800. Like MrBritton said, stretching 720x480 to fill up 1280x800 won't result in a very pretty picture.


    Lethal
     
  5. groovetunes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So that means there is no point making a dvd and expect a good picture on your tv?
     
  6. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    Your TV, assuming it's an SD TV and not an HD TV, is also 720x480.


    Lethal
     
  7. groovetunes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No it's not an HD. I'll try it and see how it turns out.

    Thanks
     

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