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2. Are there any settings or players (I am using VLC on Windows) who I can calibrate it to get a better result?
Do you know a good editing software for Windows which is not too expensive and can good work and is compatible with the .mov-files, so that I can get a better result than now?
Which editing-codec should I choose (Motion JPEG and .avi like from the Canon ZoomBrowser EX where I can export the .mov files to this)?
A question regarding moiré. Do you know if there is a trick or filter or something I can do in post that the metallic brown (bronze) "moiré-color" can be removed (on water or stairs)?
I'm on a mac. H264 (the cameras recording format) plays nice with Quicktime, handily, Quicktime is also the backbone suite of codecs for any editing app. I can only recommend installing Quicktime 7 and paying the extra $20 for the pro license to get better export options, such as still image from video.
There may well be a better way of doing it on a PC, I just wouldn't know it having not looked at a PC since XP...
Similarly, there are few cross platform editing suites. I last used Pinnacle version 10, which was a gift for DVD authoring, I found it creatively limiting for editing.
I do use Premiere, and have an old version of Elements on my Mac (v9) which came bundled with Photoshop Elements. It's an ok interface, you have the choice between automation and manual control. It will also use Quicktime Player if the right bits are installed in the background. The current version may well be 64bit (I would recommend this for the reduction in rendering speed -32 bit can only use 2.5gb of RAM- assuming your OS and PC are also running 64bit)
A lot of 'moire' is actually caused at the editing end, make sure everything is set the same as your camera, that is frame rate and progressive scan. Some apps open footage on an interlaced timeline unless you specify otherwise. This causes combing which can look like moire.
There are a couple of tricks to use too, if the moire is mildly distracting then I find .5-.75 pixel gaussian blur filter over the offending shots can bat away many moire issues. If it persists you may need to garbage matte a stronger filter over the offending area.
There are companies that make insert filters that go into the 'throat' of the camera. I don't think there would be enough space in an M. You could always resort to the early days of DV trick of streching some denier tights over an old filter, used to work great on the very early vx1000s when jaggies and moire were truely horrific.
Shooting technique can help, usuing ND filters to force a wider aperture so throwing offending areas out of focus, avoiding tight brick and tiles where possible.
In the camera menu there is a sharpness adjustment (within picture styles) this will affect your JPEGs and your video, but not your RAWs. Turn the sharpening down a notch if you are having particular issues (although I find the M pretty good in this regard - any camera has the potential, you just need a subject with the right pitch)