PC via HDMI cableWhat connection do you use to connect those? composite? s-video?
Is your HDTV plasma or LCD (or something else)? 768p 1080p? I think we would need more information to assess your situation.
I wonder if upconversion through an AVR would help?
No.Could the TV needed to be 'broken in?'
No.Would it help if I saved the video files in an HD format rather than an mpeg?
I'll get a better capture if I use a D8 cam as opposed to a Hi8 cam even for Hi8 and 8mm tapes? Are compression artifacts the white flash you often get when there's a jump cut when playing Hi8/8mm tapes on a D8 cam?Hi8 is analog and if you can drop a Hi8 tape into your D8 deck or cam then the capture quality will increase somewhat. Same with your 8MM tapes.
I know about deinterlacing and it's supposed to eliminate pan/motion blur (motion adaptive deinterlacing?)caused by conversion of analog video to digital, but I haven't figurered out how to get it to work on Nero 9 as it's always unavailable.Item #2 ... interlaced versus progressive.
Analog video as viewed on interlaced displays receive the benefit of something the brain does when viewing interlaced images. It interpolates the image and processes a sharper image than is actually present.
The same image on a progressive scan display now lacks the line structure of interlace and the brain is no longer asked to interpolate between the lines. No interpolation means we see the image more for how it really is ... versus the power of brain processing.
Also, while analog has about 480 lines of vertical resolution, horizontal resolution is less than digital SD. This is even more so on consumer gear using tape and there are also colour quality issues (just compare a VHS tape with the original show to see the difference). With consumer level video cameras, you've now got a picture that's noticeably inferior to broadcast analog video and then blow it up onto a much larger screen, where it gets compared to HDTV. It's no wonder it looks bad.SD TV ... as developed in 1939 ... was envisioned to be seen on TVs as big as ... 19"
The white flash I am not familiar with. Compression artifacts will often look like blurry or blocky image. If you have ever seen poor youtube videos you will know what I am talking about.Are compression artifacts the white flash you often get when there's a jump cut when playing Hi8/8mm tapes on a D8 cam