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Old Nov 25, 2005, 9:19 AM   #21
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A VCD only supports mpeg1 video and audio. Thus, if you burn a wmv movie onto a VCD, the authoring program, in your case MyDVD, has to convert it from wmv to mpeg1. Reencoding always costs quality, especially at such a very low resolution. I never created such a slide show, but I know that Nero can creat SVCD slide shows (480x576 PAL resolution) of good quality directly from your still pictures.
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Old Nov 25, 2005, 10:08 AM   #22
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Thanks

Looks like a new area for me to spend ( waste ? ) some time on.

One quick experiment I have just done is to create a MPEG-1 file from the WMV file using TMPGEnc. Viewed on my PC, to eliminate any TV effects, this showthe similar"mottled/oscillating"effect as my VCD but at a much lower level, only just about noticable.So, why is the VCD so much worse ?

I will try the trial version of VCDEasy to compare the VCD with that produced by MyDVD and also to compare to SVCD
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Old Nov 25, 2005, 2:29 PM   #23
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Yes indeed, to reiterate: VCD = MPEG-1, DVD = MPEG-2, WMV = Proprietary Microsoft format spun offfrom their work on MPEG-4. Given the same bit rate and resolution and properly encoded, MPEG-1 is VHS quality, MPEG-2 is better than MPEG-1 andWMV is much better than MPEG-2, that's a given. Not all encoders are equal, this is why we see such variance from digicams for the same codec (like MPEG-4 VGA, for example), it's a science to encode properly, I imagine TMPGencdoes abetter job.
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Old Dec 2, 2005, 6:18 PM   #24
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Another thing that nobody mentioned is that the sound part of the movie is the same quality at 640x480 and 320x240. YOu can extend the recording time slightly by using an 11khz sampling rate.
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Old Mar 16, 2006, 2:30 AM   #25
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HI

What is the maximum memory size Canon S2 IS can support?

I have tried with 2GB sandisk memory.It just recognise 970MB.

Is it the problem with the camera or with the card?

Please let me know?


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Old Mar 16, 2006, 7:36 AM   #26
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What is the maximum memory size Canon S2 IS can support?

I have tried with 2GB sandisk memory.It just recognise 970MB.

Is it the problem with the camera or with the card?

Please let me know?

The issue could be with the card or the camera... I've used 2GB SanDisk cards in my S2 w/o any problems... Stick the card in something else (PC, PDA, MP3 player, etc...) and see what is reported there...


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Old Mar 16, 2006, 6:18 PM   #27
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I saw this topic and was very interested since I am looking at the S-2 , maybe the S-3. I read each e-mail but maybe I missed it while reading. If I use a 1 gig card how much video can I shoot in total time ? I thought I read 8 mins , is that correct ? thanks
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It depends on your settings..

As for the card only reading partway.. Did you by chance buy it on Ebay?
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 4:41 AM   #29
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In movie mode, during filming, can you zoom?
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 10:51 AM   #30
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Yes . On the S2 you CAN zoom in movie mode.
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