2008 February 26th, 03:41
Scenedetection- wrong datecode?
I've a big problem with my HV20.
I record in HDV(PAL) and capture in SD-DV to my WinXP-PC.
If I use the automatic scene detection, every new scene starts with the last frame of the previous scene. I tried Moviemaker, Studio11 and AVCutty on two different PCs. Same Problem.
It seems to me as if the datecode is always one frame ahead of the picture, so that scenes are splitted one frame to early. Could the conversion from HDV to DV be the problem?
I browsed the web but didn't find any solution...
Did anyone experience this problem?
2008 February 26th, 04:00
Yes. 2 frames actually!
Win XP, Movie Edit Pro and Scenalyzer.
Here's another user with the same problem:
What I haven't tried is capturing in SD and then downloading to see if the problem is caused by the down-conversion in the camera or whether it's just a bug bug.
2008 February 26th, 07:35
If the downconversion is the cause, I think this is a serious bug. This makes any scenedetection useless if the datecode is used.
If the conversion needs 2 frames then the datecode must also be delayed by 2 frames. This should be fixable in the firmware. I hope the HV20 supports firmware-updates.
I now wrote Canon about it.