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Blank Frames


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I am making a slideshow and when I started the output, a lot of the pictures in the first half of it are coming up blank. The second half is fine. All the pictures were taken at the same time and edited with the same program. I have had this problem the last few times and went back and replaced those blanks with the same picture but this time when I did that, there were even more blank. I have Roxio Creator 11 Pro. Any help would be very much appreciated.

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I have made hundreds of these slideshows. The pictures were all taken with the same cameras, all edited in Photosuite and all made exactly the same way. When I preview it, all the pictures show, but when I output, some panels are blank.

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PJHall,

 

in some of the topics dealing with random blank frames (and earlier versions of the software) it was mentioned that the blank frames noticed were involving very large source photos, compared to smaller file-sizes which were being displayed properly.

 

Given that large photos have to be re-sized by the software anyway to fit the frame size imposed by the video standards, there seems nothing to be gained by leaving the photos huuuuge. In a number of cases the users reported that prior resizing of the source photo copies solved the problem. An NTSC frame is 720 x 480, PAL is 720 x 576.

 

While this might not be a cure for your case, you might feel it's worth checking and trying out to see if it helps. I suggest editing or resizing copies, and keeping the originals safe at least until after your project is successful.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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I would like to jump in at this point with a question regarding the reference to large source photos or file size. What is considered photo source size and file size? Is this a reference to pixel size or the actual physical size of the photo? What is really a huge size?

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I would like to jump in at this point with a question regarding the reference to large source photos or file size. What is considered photo source size and file size? Is this a reference to pixel size or the actual physical size of the photo? What is really a huge size?

 

No one really knows as it doesn't behave in a predictable manner. I have rarely ever seen it happen whereas others see it all the time :wacko:

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Photo size is usually about the dimensions of the photo in pixels, e.g. 1600 x 1200 = 1920000 or 1.9 Megapixels.

Pixel size is a function of the user's display system.

File size is the number of bytes, and it varies so it's not a precise indicator. (Check the byte size of some of your camera photos and see they vary a bit although they're the same dimensions)

 

I don't recall the dimensions of the huge photos which were mentioned on the board, and a quick search failed to find the topic, but width and height were each many thousands of pixels and I think the files were quite a few MB in size.

 

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Brendon

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The reason for asking about what constitutes "huge photos" is that the descriptions were rather vague until Brendon provided his post. I Have never

encountered blank panels when creating slide shows in Videowave. Many of the digital images that have been used are in the range of about 4900 x 3300

pixels in size @ 350 dpi resolution. Any number of these digital images have been edited in some manner, some extensively, but none have ever caused a

blank panel.

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I appreciate all your input and will try these ideas. I have made hundreds of these slideshows and they are always big files. I've also thought about just deleting those blank panels and adding the missing pictures at the end of the production since the last half did not have blanks. Thanks to everybody for your ideas. I have been without electricity for the last 30 hours or would have answered sooner.

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