Hey guys, being new here I apologise for jumping straight in with a techie question...
I am just starting to work on a feature length doco and have a lot of capturing to do.. problem is, some of the footage when played back in Quicktime (or in FCP at 100%) becomes slighty shadowy/choppy...
Just to clarify, earlier footage on the same tape shot with the same settings (i think) seems to be fine.
The later footage starts to become a little problematic.
I am beginning to wonder if perhaps it is simply the nature of the later footage (shot from a rocking boat of people surfing fast moving waves in strong daylight - compared to the earlier footage which is a more domestic scene of people cooking etc and seems to have no issues.
I am pretty sure I am capturing on the right settings...?
Most of my footage was shot on a camcorder (Sony - HDV HC9).. and i'm using final cut pro for editing... I am from Australia, and I think the frame rate is 25fps - so I am assuming the format is PAL.
After several different attempts of at capturing the footage correctly, I thought I had found the right setting through the 'easy setup' window, as follows:
Use: HDV - 1080i50
The camera communicates with the mac no worries.
My question is (and it may be hard to speculate):
Do you think that I am doing something wrong whilst capturing, or is the footage simply a little choppy because of the circumstances on which it was shot?
I know this is going to be hard to answer, but if anyone has had any experience like this itd be great to hear...