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Videowave Crashes When Trying To Render In Hd


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Trying to render my Videowave movie in HD and program keeps crashing. Can render in "Generic good quality", but any better quality setting such as iPad 720p HD instantly brings up "videowave has stopped working" message and the program closes. Can render other productions at the HD setting but not this project. Got it to render in HD once but half the slides were black. Tried again and it just crashed. Rebooted, tried 5 more times at different HD settings and it crashed each time. What could be causing this for just this productions? I'm using Windows 7 on a desktop. Thanks.

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First thing you need to do is Repair the Program then see what it does ;)

 

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

 

Now insert your Roxio Disc or Run the Download file you saved.

 

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.

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Ok I can try that, but the program does work when rendering other projects in HD, just not this one. I am thinking there is something in this project causing the HD formats to not work. Could it be a specific slide or video file? Last night I was able to render it in DivX HD, though it didn't look much better than the Generic rendering, and the file was actually smaller than the Generic version. Weird. Is Repairing the Program my only option?

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Ok I can try that, but the program does work when rendering other projects in HD, just not this one. I am thinking there is something in this project causing the HD formats to not work. Could it be a specific slide or video file? Last night I was able to render it in DivX HD, though it didn't look much better than the Generic rendering, and the file was actually smaller than the Generic version. Weird. Is Repairing the Program my only option?

 

Have you tried to determine at what point it crashes? I would remove photos/videos, render until it works. That should help you pinpoint the problem point.

 

What are the dimensions or file sizes of some of your photos?

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I haven't tried that because there are about 300 slides and videos in the project. Seems it would take forever to test them all. All the pics and videos were taken at the same time on a vacation. 2 different cameras and an iPhone. Nothing unusual about any of them. Don't know why it would render in low res formats but not high res. Just tried to render a project I did last summer and the HD settings worked fine. This project crashes as soon as I choose the setting. Wheel spins for a few seconds and then the "Videowave is closing" message shows up. Nothing shows up in the little screen at all. But if I dumb it down, the rendering works fine. Not even sure how much of a difference the HD settings make, but it seems the finished product would be sharper. Really trying to avoid deleting the program and reloading it. Not even sure where my discs are. I've made lots of projects using this program and never had this rendering problem before.

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You choice of resolution depends on what you plan to do with the project. If you are going to put it on a standard DVD, then the video must be 720 by 480 resolution.

 

From Video Wave, select to output the project to a mpg2 video file. Watch it; the program will hang or crash when it encounters the problem. You be able to see by the time where the problem is.

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Thanks Sknis. I rendered it in MPEG2 High Def 1080p and it worked. It never crashed so I did not find a problem slide. The MPEG2 version looks better than the Generic versions. I can live with this. Still would like to see how the iPad 720p HD version would look. Out of curiousity, rather than reloading the NXT2 program again as Jim_Hardin suggested, I am thinking of upgrading to NXT3. Does anyone know if Videowave is improved in NXT3? Not sure I want to spend the money, but I would if it means less crashing and rendering problems. Thanks for your input, everyone.

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Never spend money to try to fix a problem like this.

 

When you opened Video Wave to start this new project, did you select "Wide Screen" as the project type?

 

I asked but you never replied as to what you were trying to do with the file. Did you do the same thing as above with the selection to output to the IPad format? Do you have the latest version of Quicktime on your computer? It is needed.for the codec.

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Yes I started the new project in Wide Screen as the project type. I am trying to render the program in the highest possible quality to put it on a thumb drive and play it on any device with a USB, such as my flat screen TV or on a laptop. I also plan to load it to Google Drive to share with others. I am not planning to burn a DVD. Would like to be able to load it to my iPad but that's not essential. Just want it to be sharp and crisp and look as good as the original files look.

 

I do have the latest Quicktime on my computer. It's V7.7.6. I checked for updates and it said there weren't any.

 

Thanks for your help.

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So at what stage are you exactly? Have you been able to render any new projects?

 

Have you tried to render to AVCHD? It creates much smaller files then mpeg2 and in better quality to (at least in my opinion). Why not create a small project with just a few elements and then output to various HiDef formats and see which looks best on your TV.

Not all TVs will play all formats. My Sony HD TV plays quite a few less formats then a Samsung HD TV I have

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I am completely finished creating my movie, consisting of 260 photos and video clips. Now I am trying to render it in the best possible quality for viewing on awide screen TV, computer monitor, laptop or tablet. I have had success rendering it in Generic MPEG2 Good Quality, Divx HD 720, MPEG2 Best, and MPEG2 High Def 1080p. That last one made the best quality version.

 

I have tried to render it in iPad 720 HD, iPad Best, and Windows Media 9 and Videowave crashes instantly.

 

I see there are 11 different options for rendering in AVCHD! All different sizes with i or p in the mix. I really don't know the difference between all those sizes. When do you choose an i or a p format? Which do you recommend for my needs?

 

I went back to 2 projects I created in the same manner last fall. About the same length, using pics and videos from the same cameras. I am able to re-render those in any of the format options. No crashing when trying the iPad formats. So I don't think there is anything wrong with the program, other than how it is handling this one project.

 

Thanks for your help.

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There is something in your project ( a photo or video) that is causing the crash. You will have to do some debugging to find the culprit.

 

I notice you used something from an iPhone. What happens if you remove that element.

 

Save your project to a project file. This will be your main project file. Now delete the iPhone clip/photo and try to render to one of the failing formats. If it renders Ok then reload the original main project and delete some other element or elements and another render. Keep on doing this cycle until to find the problem element.

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Ok I will give that a try. I figured it is a problem with one or more pics or videos in this project. Just daunting to delete one, save (which takes several minutes), try to render, crash, reopen project (which takes several minutes), add that pic back in and take out another, repeat.... Not even sure which shots are from an iPhone. Wish there was a simpler way to discern which is the problem file.

 

Thanks for your input.

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Ok I will give that a try. I figured it is a problem with one or more pics or videos in this project. Just daunting to delete one, save (which takes several minutes), try to render, crash, reopen project (which takes several minutes), add that pic back in and take out another, repeat.... Not even sure which shots are from an iPhone. Wish there was a simpler way to discern which is the problem file.

 

Thanks for your input.

 

Save takes only a few seconds - all Save does is save your project file which is simply a list of resources in your project and the list of instructions on how to create your project.

 

If you do Save your project you should use Save As and save to a new project to make sure you do not overwrite your original project.

 

Another way to debug is to load the project and delete the second half of the project and try a render. if that works then reload the project and delete the first half and render.

If the render fails in either half you can then divide the failing half again and repeat the process

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Ok I will give that a try. I figured it is a problem with one or more pics or videos in this project. Just daunting to delete one, save (which takes several minutes), try to render, crash, reopen project (which takes several minutes), add that pic back in and take out another, repeat.... Not even sure which shots are from an iPhone. Wish there was a simpler way to discern which is the problem file.

 

Thanks for your input.

 

In post 8 I told you to render the project; in post 10 you said you did that successfully. Has something changed?

 

Do you do regular maintenance on your computer? Defrag the hard drive unless it is a solid state drive, clear out junk and temp files? Please follow these directions to post the text file from a dxdiag evaluation of your computer.

 

p = progressive; i = interlaced Read more here.

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You are right, I did get one render to look great and I'm happy with it. The additional comments led me to keep trying to solve the mystery of why I can't render it in all formats. But I can now do some testing on my own thanks to all the suggestions. We can consider this topic closed. Thanks for the input, everyone.

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