Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

How do I improve old video movies?

Last response: in Windows XP
Share
Anonymous
July 5, 2005 6:04:46 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

I have an old tape camcorder with video output and I want to put all my old
tapes on to DVDs.

I will buy a video-capture card with sound to do this.

I want to know how to "photoshop" the movies, that is how can I enhance the
movie frame-by-frame using software.
Microsoft has a thing called 'MovieMaker' and I want to download my movies
via the videocard on to this.

Can someone help me with the most efficient way to do this and to enhance
the movie images?

Please help, Frank

More about : improve video movies

Anonymous
July 5, 2005 6:04:47 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

MovieMaker won't capture directly from the analog camcorder. You'll have to
use analog capture software and an analog capture card... see
www.videohelp.com.

Once it's captured, Windows MovieMaker will happily edit the footage.

If you're familiar with PhotoShop, you might want to try Adobe's Premiere
(www.adobe.com) But it's a long very tiring job to enhance each frame...
there will be 30 of them per second if you're in NTSC land and 25 per second
if you're in PAL land.
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging



"Frank Martin" <paul@colonel.com.au> wrote in message
news:ukYgiZRgFHA.3940@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>I have an old tape camcorder with video output and I want to put all my old
>tapes on to DVDs.
>
> I will buy a video-capture card with sound to do this.
>
> I want to know how to "photoshop" the movies, that is how can I enhance
> the movie frame-by-frame using software.
> Microsoft has a thing called 'MovieMaker' and I want to download my movies
> via the videocard on to this.
>
> Can someone help me with the most efficient way to do this and to enhance
> the movie images?
>
> Please help, Frank
>
July 5, 2005 9:00:11 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

Sony makes a little box, you just plug you vcr in, push play and push record
and it puts on DVD for you. Save hundreds of hours. Records in real time.
It's only $235.00

"Frank Martin" <paul@colonel.com.au> wrote in message
news:ukYgiZRgFHA.3940@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> I have an old tape camcorder with video output and I want to put all my
old
> tapes on to DVDs.
>
> I will buy a video-capture card with sound to do this.
>
> I want to know how to "photoshop" the movies, that is how can I enhance
the
> movie frame-by-frame using software.
> Microsoft has a thing called 'MovieMaker' and I want to download my movies
> via the videocard on to this.
>
> Can someone help me with the most efficient way to do this and to enhance
> the movie images?
>
> Please help, Frank
>
>
Related resources
Anonymous
July 6, 2005 2:00:12 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

there is very little you can do to "enhance" the video. At best you can hope
fore 5% improvement. First you need a good video capture card. It is best if
the card can capture it in raw MPEG video if you will be doing a lot of
editing, witch you will need to do to improve to video. Then you will need a
good video editing program Microsoft's Movie Maker is not one of them. Movie
Maker can only do the most basic things and save in Microsoft's formats. A
good video editing software is Video Mach from Gromada.com and it is free
fore non commercial use! The two easiest ways to improve the video are,
bicubic resizeing and psychovisual enhancement. not all codecs can use
bicubic and psychovisual enhancement so you will need to find a codec that
can.

"Frank Martin" wrote:

> I have an old tape camcorder with video output and I want to put all my old
> tapes on to DVDs.
>
> I will buy a video-capture card with sound to do this.
>
> I want to know how to "photoshop" the movies, that is how can I enhance the
> movie frame-by-frame using software.
> Microsoft has a thing called 'MovieMaker' and I want to download my movies
> via the videocard on to this.
>
> Can someone help me with the most efficient way to do this and to enhance
> the movie images?
>
> Please help, Frank
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 10, 2005 8:10:25 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

>I have an old tape camcorder with video output and I want to put all my old
>tapes on to DVDs.
>
>I will buy a video-capture card with sound to do this.
>
>I want to know how to "photoshop" the movies, that is how can I enhance the
>movie frame-by-frame using software.
>Microsoft has a thing called 'MovieMaker' and I want to download my movies
>via the videocard on to this.
>
>Can someone help me with the most efficient way to do this and to enhance
>the movie images?

Go to the Canopus website and look for their latest external firewire
capture device (the ADVC-300 ??). It is said to actually make VHS
captures look better than the original. It is somewhat expensive (~
$500.), but I've read nothing but excellent reviews about it in the
rec.video.desktop group.
!