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    vrsantana's Avatar
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    Jun 18, 2009
    Eustis Florida (50 miles north of Orlando)
    13" MacBook Pro 2.26Ghz/4GB/750GB WD HDD
    Grainy video from Canon HF10 to iMovie 09
    Why is the "HD" video I record on my HF10 and import into iMovie 09 always look so grainy. I have changed video quality settings on the camera (from highest to lowest and back), I even set iMovie to import at the highest resolution possible. Not sure what else it could be. Could it just look grainy on my MBP's screen and look better on my big LCD screen (I doubt it but...) If anyone else has been having this same issue please let me know how you resolved it.


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    Member Since
    Feb 25, 2009
    Late 2013 rMBP, i7, 750m gpu, OSX versions 10.9.3, 10.10
    Have you checked the video with the camera directly hooked up to a TV? It is possible that the quality isn't the greatest as is - let's face it, looking at the little itty bitty lcd doesn't really give a good representation of the true image quality. I've seen footage out of my camera that I thought looked great, but looked very grainy due to the camera applying gain to the video signal and I didn't see it until later.
    My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m, 16Gig ram; 2013 Mac Pro 6 core w/ D700, 16Gig Ram; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Linux; Apple TV (1080p version)

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    2011 MBP, i7, 16GB RAM, MBP 2.16Ghz Core Duo, 2GB ram, Dual 867Mhz MDD, 1.75GB ram, ATI 9800 Pro vid
    I would create a 10 second project and do an export to see the result. Perhaps upload a screen capture here. Use in the Utilities folder.
    CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.

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