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Old Aug 22, 2006, 5:14 PM   #11
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No no sorry, I gave the completely wrong impression, please accept my apologies. I really was grateful for what you had to say.
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Old Aug 22, 2006, 5:28 PM   #12
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OK, sorry I misread your response. I have a very inexpensive Panasonic digital video camera. In my opinion the quality of the video is much better than anything I can expect from my S9000. So I don't look to my Fuji for "serious" video. I like taking still images a lot more than I do video. But once in a while there is that moment that needs to be captured in video. Those moments are the ones that I will turn to my Fuji because I just don't like carrying the video camera with me. But if the project requires video, then I won't even think about which camera I will use. The video camera always comes out for those projects.

I honestly cannot see the problems with the video from your 9500. It could be that you have a higher quality monitor than I do. If you have another xD card that is not a type "M", just a standard card, try shooting some video on it. In some of the reading I have done I recall that these newer cards actually write at a slower speed, and that COULD be the problem you are experiencing.
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Old Aug 23, 2006, 4:55 AM   #13
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Thanks again. I had a go with a 256MB card but had the same results. I think I'll take your advice and look around fora proper video camera!
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To me both the Stevenage and Bedford videos seem a little jerky when viewed on my monitor - I wouldn't like to say which had come from which camera if I didn't know. Is there perhaps a problem with the 30 fps beating with the refresh rate of the monitor? (The slideshow software I use recommends 25 fps for British video.)

The Stevenage video in particular would benefit from the use of a tripod or monopod to keep the camera steady - this is not meant to be offensive, my own hand-held videos with the S9500 can induce a feeling of sea-sickness!
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Old Aug 23, 2006, 6:50 AM   #15
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I think it's when I put them through Windows Movie Maker it makes them look a bit jerky as it reduces the 30FPS to 25FPS.

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I hadn't realised that you had changed the frame rate but that fits with what I was seeing.

So far I have only taken a few short sequences of video to see what it was like and watched these at 30 fps on my PC. I had wondered what the effects of the frame rate change would be if I tried to put video from the S9500 onto DVD, now I know - it would probably be alright if nothing moves very fast, in which case I might as well take stills! Its a pity Fuji don't provide the option of 25 fps in the camera - it probably wouldn't be a big change in the software.
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Just a thought but have you tried recording clips at 60fps and then converting these to 25fps with Windows Movie Maker to see if the results are less jerky?
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My thought is that when you compress it there is no way to avoid the jiggering ... I watched some of my video captures I did with the S9500 and they appear not to jigger because it's the original, no compression. They are very good quality.
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Just a thought but have you tried recording clips at 60fps and then converting these to 25fps with Windows Movie Maker to see if the results are less jerky?
Unfortunately I can't record in 60FPS, 30FPS is the highest possible.
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My thought is that when you compress it there is no way to avoid the jiggering ... I watched some of my video captures I did with the S9500 and they appear not to jigger because it's the original, no compression. They are very good quality.
I agree with you. The juddering isn't really an issue as that is only when I use Windows Movie Maker.
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