Problem Solver

A.1 Solving Problems with Your Compression

This appendix lists some common problems when compressing video and provides some advice about how to solve them. The information is presented in a Q & A style.

The Picture Keeps Jumping

Check the quality of your input video source. If you are using VHS, try connecting via an S-VHS connector or add a time-base corrector between the VCR and the digital sampler.

My Compressed Output Has Noise All over It, Even on Still Pictures

If your source has background noise because it is of low quality, switch on a grain-removal filter if you have one.

The Picture Looks Dull

Turn on the gamma correction and increase it a little. If that does not provide enough correction, look at modifying the brightness ...

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