You are viewing an archive of the old fxhome.com forums. The community has since moved to hitfilm.com.

HV40 Camera

Posted: Tue, 7th Dec 2010, 3:42am

Post 1 of 7

UnrealProductions

Force: 1550 | Joined: 6th May 2008 | Posts: 27

VisionLab User VideoWrap User Windows User

Gold Member

Hey my camera has great quality. but i dont know how to get it into Vision Lab with out distorting the picture... i want to buy a file transfer that i can plug my camera into and transfer the file it to my computer into the correct format and do it that way.. its just i dont know what those are called or where to find one.. haha help?
Posted: Tue, 7th Dec 2010, 4:13am

Post 2 of 7

Biblmac

Force: 852 | Joined: 12th Jun 2007 | Posts: 1513

EffectsLab Lite User Windows User

Gold Member

Normally the way to transfer a file from an HV40 to a computer would be HDMI cable (if I'm not mistaken). For that you would need an HDMI port on your computer and a HDMI cable. Plug them in, turn your camera onto playback mode and open your NLE. From there you would "capture" your footage to your computer, use your NLE to convert it to a AVI or MOV file and put into vision lab. Did I misunderstand something?

Hopefully Axeman will be able to clear this up if I am no use.

Have a wonderful day/night!

-Biblmac-
Posted: Wed, 8th Dec 2010, 10:45pm

Post 3 of 7

UnrealProductions

Force: 1550 | Joined: 6th May 2008 | Posts: 27

VisionLab User VideoWrap User Windows User

Gold Member

Haha sry but whats NLE?
Posted: Wed, 8th Dec 2010, 11:57pm

Post 4 of 7

Axeman

Force: 17995 | Joined: 20th Jan 2002 | Posts: 6124

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 5 Pro User MuzzlePlug User PowerPlug User PhotoKey 3 Plug-in User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker MacOS User

SuperUser

Non-Linear Editor basically refers to any software for editing video.

Speaking of which, what editor do you use? It likely has a capture function built in, which would allow you to transcode the footage to a decent codec while copying it to your harddrive.
Posted: Thu, 9th Dec 2010, 7:52pm

Post 5 of 7

UnrealProductions

Force: 1550 | Joined: 6th May 2008 | Posts: 27

VisionLab User VideoWrap User Windows User

Gold Member

i use Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0
Posted: Wed, 22nd Dec 2010, 8:12pm

Post 6 of 7

UnrealProductions

Force: 1550 | Joined: 6th May 2008 | Posts: 27

VisionLab User VideoWrap User Windows User

Gold Member

can someone help me?
Posted: Wed, 22nd Dec 2010, 8:28pm

Post 7 of 7

Axeman

Force: 17995 | Joined: 20th Jan 2002 | Posts: 6124

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 5 Pro User MuzzlePlug User PowerPlug User PhotoKey 3 Plug-in User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker MacOS User

SuperUser

Hey man, sorry you sort of slipped through the cracks there.

So is Premiere Elements what you use to capture the footage to your computer? Or which software do you use? If I understand correctly, you want to transcode the footage, while copying it to your harddrive, to a good editing format that is already compatible with VisionLab, right? If so, this is absolutely the best way to handle this. While the HV40 produces beautiful footage, it won't stay that way if you don't convert it to a better codec before you get into editing.

Relatedly, how does the footage distort, exactly, when you import it to VisionLab?