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Poor video from Elgato video capture

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HI, I am transferring all my old analog 8mm video to my MacBook pro.
I am using Elgato video capture.

The system is very easy to use, but the darker shots are almost black when downloaded.
I can see through the camera's view finder that these shots are not that dark.

I can enhance the images using iMovie, but the quality is not very good.

I am probably going to return the Elgato and try something else.

Any ideas?

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Also of note...when a clip ends, the quality goes up as the picture fades out...odd!
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regarding the elgato video capture and dark conversion - go into the preferences and you can increase the brightness level. You can also change the contrast which may help a little with blown-out highlights.
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