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Captured Video Is Jittery

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Hello World Wide Web… I just purchased Roxio VHS to DVD for MAC and I'm having issues right out of the box. The VHS video plays fine in the preview window and when recording, however the final captured video is jittery. When an object or person moves, there are residual ghosted pixalated boxes that remain. These are not visible during the preview or recording, only visible on the final playback once you've saved the file. I've tried capturing the video using the various Quality options as well as S-Video and Composite input sources, all with the same result. I am using a mac with the following computer specs:

 

Processor 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Memory 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB

Software OS X 10.8.5 (12F2518)

 

I have almost 400 gigs of space.

 

Hoping someone can help me as it's very frustrating. I'm definitely going to return the software to Best Buy (and share my negative experience across various online shopping websites) if I can't resolve this issue.

 

Thank you for reading this and I look forward to any help you can offer:)

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Possibly this is an issue with the recorded file, or the playback thereof. What do you use to play the file? Check out alternatives, to see if this holds true for other players as well (QuickTime Player, VLC, MPlayerX, etc.).

If you view it in iMovie, then your footage has already been converted to AIC (Apple Intermediate Codec), which doesn't help in diagnosing the problem.

Quit other apps to free up as much CPU cycles as possible for playback, if you think that could be an issue. (Check Activity Monitor to see if any unknown process is ‘eating up’ significant CPU time.)

 

As I understand it, EVTD records in MPEG-2, in standard (4.0 Mbps) of high quality (6.0 Mbps). I would think your Mac should be able to handle that just fine. MPEG-2 is easier to encode and decode than e.g. H.264 MPEG-4.

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Thank you for providing some assistance. I am viewing the final files in QuickTime, which is where the issue is noticeable. It's bizarre because the video is seamless when I'm recording and monitoring the video from the preview window inside the Roxio app, but when I replay it inside the Roxio ap (prior to finalizing the video), it's jittery.

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Thank you for providing some assistance. I am viewing the final files in QuickTime, which is where the issue is noticeable. It's bizarre because the video is seamless when I'm recording it and monitoring it from the preview window, but when I replay it inside the Roxio app (and in QuickTime), it's jittery.

 

 

 

Possibly this is an issue with the recorded file, or the playback thereof. What do you use to play the file? Check out alternatives, to see if this holds true for other players as well (QuickTime Player, VLC, MPlayerX, etc.).

If you view it in iMovie, then your footage has already been converted to AIC (Apple Intermediate Codec), which doesn't help in diagnosing the problem.

Quit other apps to free up as much CPU cycles as possible for playback, if you think that could be an issue. (Check Activity Monitor to see if any unknown process is eating up significant CPU time.)

 

As I understand it, EVTD records in MPEG-2, in standard (4.0 Mbps) of high quality (6.0 Mbps). I would think your Mac should be able to handle that just fine. MPEG-2 is easier to encode and decode than e.g. H.264 MPEG-4.

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