Zi8 video quality looks horrible?

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I have a Kodak Zi8 and I must be doing something wrong because the picture quality is horrible imo.

Here is a pointless video I shot today at a car show. I was shooting in 1080 mode. Looks just as bad in any other mode as well.

Kodak zi8 Test Video - YouTube

And trust me, the original video doesn't look any better. I know YouTube can sometimes mess it up and of course any compression can make it worse. But again, it's looks just as bad in the original.

You can argue that I was moving it around too much or that the lighting was bad, but the picture quality is always this bad.

I even have a video lighting kit that I bought to make videos for marketing, but I can't get them to look any good. Even with proper lighting the quality isn't impressive.

There aren't many settings to play with. So I'm not sure how I could be screwing something up. But if anyone knows anything, I'm all ears!
  • Profile picture of the author Vagabond 007

    No one is using a Zi8??
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  • Profile picture of the author Kierkegaard
    I have the Zi6 and the quality is quite good. Although I bought it for a holiday a couple of years back and I don't think I've used it since.

    Sorry, I can't be of more help.
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