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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by soniafox, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. soniafox

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    I have what seems to be an unsolvable problem. I am unable to export edited video footage from my computer to my camcorder without the picture either freezing or breaking up.

    I have consulted several people regarding this problem. The first was a technician at Kent Institute of Art and Design where I am a student, the second was a computer consultant and also various other people including magazines. With the first two people I took my computer to their premises where they investigated the problem and said that it was working fine. On returning home with the computer and trying it out the problem was still present. I don't understand how it can work in two different situations and not in my own home.

    My computer has two hard drives of 40GB each, the second one I use for video storage. It also has approx 560mb of RAM. My editing program is Adobe Premiere 6.5. The computer operating system is Microsoft XP professional and it is fitted with Pinnacle Express DV.

    It has been suggested to me that the problem sounds like some sort of interference. The computer is sited at the top of the house and not far away is a tall mast which I believe is operated by the army. Could this have a bearing? Or could it be some other kind of interference?

    I would be grateful for any ideas you may have about solving this problem. The computer consultant says he would like to try another graphics card and if that doesn't work perhaps a new computer?? A bit drastic from a financial point of view!
     
  2. pemberto

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    soniafox,

    You don't say what the full spec of your machine is, processor, hard drive controller, type of hard drive as well as the output settings are you using on Pinnacle.

    Here are a few things you could have a look at to see if these fix your problem.

    Dependent upon the video quality you are looking to output from your pc will determine how much data needs to be pushed from the Pinnacle app via your hard disk to the pinnacle card. If your hard drive and controller are not capable of a consistent high output you may experience drop out on your video.

    Try reducing the quality setting within Pinnacle to see if that enables you to export your edited footage to film. You could try a 352x288 resolution MJPEG.

    If this works ok it would indicate that your computer does not have enough power to process the footage.

    To give you an idea of pc spec’s I use with Pinnacle Studio AV/DV Deluxe:
    PIII-700MHz, 768MB Ram, Ultra 100 IDE HD controller to 3 IBM 75GB IDE 100. I am able to edit and export in DV quality.

    However I do find that if I try and export footage longer the 40min in DV quality I suffer from dropouts and picture freeze.

    Hope that helps
    Pemberto
     
  3. Joe Fernand

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    soniafox

    You say you took your 'Computer' to both specialists - I take it you didn't also take 'YOUR' Camcorder.

    If the unit tests fine with a different Video recorder then possibly the problems between your output card and your VTR.

    Best regards

    Joe
     

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