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Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 2: Visual Quickstart Guide by Jan Ozer

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Capturing Analog Video

When capturing DV video, Movie Maker can control the camera via FireWire, enabling a fully automatic capture mode. However, because analog camcorders and other analog video inputs don't offer similar controls over camera operation, all capture of analog video is manual.

In most instances, Movie Maker will capture high-quality video with no adjustments required. But if either the color or brightness of the captured video is sub-par, you may have to optimize the incoming video as discussed in “Tuning the Incoming Video Signal” later in this chapter.

When capturing from a new video source, which may be either a different analog tape or a different device altogether, it's best to capture a short segment and then immediately ...

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