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01-31-2011, 08:40 AM   #1
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My videos turn out grainy and pixelated.

Hello, i am new to the Pentax Forums.

After some days of not using my Pentax i wanted to shoot a video. I shot it, then viewed it on my computer. The footage turned out all grainy and pixelated. I shot several video's and i checked the settings, everything was on the highest. I dont understand what happened. I even formated my camera but i see no difference at all. My pentax used to shoot awesome, top quality photos but now it looks bad. Here is an example of how it shoots now:
If you click on the youtube video, you see the problem much easier. Also i clearly had my settings at 1280x720 and 0,9 m and 3 star on the quality level.


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01-31-2011, 09:18 AM   #2
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The video looks nothing wrong to me....
01-31-2011, 09:19 AM   #3
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If you click on the actual video, and watch it in full screen 480p

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Nothing wrong here...

The reason 480p looks so bad full screen is because screen resolutions these days are pretty high. (like 1920 x 1080) 480p means that the resolution on the short side is only 480 pixels....
now compare that to 1080 pixels, and you can see we've got a problem. Also, youtube compresses the quality down a bit... I watched it in 720p, it has some noise, but I guess that's just a gain issue....The quality seems just fine to me personally...

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