My PC is PII-300, 20G @ 5400 rpm. I have Sony digital videocam and video capture card. I edited captured AVI file with Video@Home software associated with the card and compressed to MPEG to make VCD. The quality after compression is not so good with sawed-edge for moving objects. Is it the compression software problem? Can I do it with other recommended software for better quality? Do I really need a compression card? Do I have to upgrade my PC? My objective is to achieve acceptable quality with less investment. Who can give me recommendations?
I'm just getting started learning about this, but my understanding is that your going from a higher fromat to a lower format, thus reducing the quality.
I have a Sony Digital8 camcorder and it has a IEEE in/out port.
Yours should have the same. Us that port input to the computer(if your input card allows it) and convert it to mpeg2. VCD is less quality/resolution then mpeg 2-- sorry don't remember the #'s.
Hope this helps.
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Try using a filter on your output video when processing. If you are making a VCD type disk, the resolution is low and the correct filter will give it the appearance of being smoother.