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Video Crashes Hangs Due To File Format Type?

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Hi

I've been using Video Wave for years. I like many of it's tools and tricks, but it has always been slowww. I use a 64bit Dell Inspirion with 12gig ram and dual core processor. Maybe it's more than just defragged available hard drive space or video card efficiency/capacity. Can anyone recommend the best file type for editing 1080 HD video? My sony captures AVCHD .mts video. I also use iphone .mov files and mix them in my production.
1. Should I pre-convert video to X format before editing?
2. Does anyone recommend down-converting or decompressing before editing, and then restoring HD video data after rendering?

Thanks in advance.

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Define "slow"?

 

You complained about this a year ago and never bothered to followup after your initial post :huh:

 

Any reason why we would think you will this time?

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Hi Jim

Very sorry about the post n ghost. I remember waiting and checking my email for Roxio forum responses, and either it got mis-distributed in spam or it never made it to my aol account. (yes I still use aol, for forums and freebies only) I honestly thought nobody had an answer. I partially remedied that issue by editing while plugged in only. Battery power just doesn't do it.

Slow: I save my work almost every other edit, because despite having a fast laptop with decent processor, the program crashed.. stops responding often. When I save my work, I get a 2-3 second hourglass. When I click on a directory path to choose video or audio, 2-3 sec wait. When I click on any clip in the horizontal workspace, there's a second delay, and most frustrating when i preview my work.. it hangs, the audio plays.. and I have to wait.
Sorry again for seemingly deserting my past post.

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So, let's start by defining "fast laptop." Dual core processor, fine, but how fast (clock speed)? And the video processing capabilities of laptops isn't typically outstanding, but what video chip does your laptop have? Have you checked for driver updates for it? Those could help too.

 

Let us know.

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Yes do a Win-Pause and tell us what is in System. (many try to run a celeron that has a 'high clock speed' but will never work right)

Also how LONG (time) are your files in VCC?

As far as crashing, it shouldn't! Lets get in a Repair at this point to see if we can improve your reliability ;)

First thing to do is to turn off your Anti Virus, Firewalls, Registry Cleaners, etc.

Unplug your RGC Device and put it aside until you are completely finished.

Now insert your Roxio Disc.

Be sure you accept the offer to Check for Updates (this is for Roxio, not Windows)

When you reach the screen where Repair is offered, choose that!

When the Repair completes, turn your AV & Firewall back on and reboot.

One other trick you can try - under Tools pick Options and set Render to Software. (often it actually speeds things up :huh: )

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