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Well, I obviously did something wrong but I cant figure out what... I did this clean install and I'm trying to use VW9 but I'm not having any luck.

 

I put a 5.3 gb video clip (it doesnt say if its AVI or anything, it just says video clip in the properties) in VW and try to edit it in timeline view and it would start playing backwards in a fast motion... I was hysterical... it was possessed!!! LOL... It didnt have any transistions or anything in it... I was just doing the editing...

 

Then it will freeze up and I cant even close it through task manager...

 

I had all virus stuff disabled and no access to the internet...

 

It cant even handle small clips... I'm talking small video files that came from a sony cybershot camera.

 

So, now I guess I need to know what the limit to the size of video this editing software can tolerate? And if a 5.3gb clip is too big then I'll have to figure out how to size any other video's I capture from this point on... Capturing alone is a challenge since it is tempermental... sometimes EMC9 will recognize my camera and sometimes it wont. While capturing, the only choice I have is DV or Mpeg-2.

 

So, what suggestions do you all have and what info did I leave out that you need to help me?

 

I'm using a GATEWAY GT5228 that is brand new with only CS2, Elements, EMC 7.5 EMC9 and Pinnacle Studio. plus whatever it came with...

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No suggestions? I guess I'll contact Roxio directly...

 

In the mean time, if anyone has time to share they're thoughts, I'd appreciate it...

 

Thanks!

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No suggestions? I guess I'll contact Roxio directly...

 

In the mean time, if anyone has time to share they're thoughts, I'd appreciate it...

 

Thanks!

 

Geesmagees, give us a chance - most people still work and can't get to all the posts that quickly. Remember this is not our main job.

 

Navigate to that file using Windows, it should tell you what kind if file that is. For example mpg files. (see image). With that file size I might guess it was an avi file. Do you know how long (in time) it is?

 

If you took a video with a still camera, it is probably in "mov" format. You must have the latest version of Quicktime on your computer in order for the program to recognize it. Some people have no problems with mov files; I have no problem with the video but can't use the audio.

 

 

 

"New" computer doesn't mean any thing when it comes to video processing. Have you updated the video card/chip for that computer? Large files take longer to process so although the file will work, your computer may be slow in working with it.

 

Why it played backward???????? :huh: Don't know unless you cursor :) was set to be toward the end and it was backing up.

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Well, I obviously did something wrong but I cant figure out what... I did this clean install and I'm trying to use VW9 but I'm not having any luck.

 

I put a 5.3 gb video clip (it doesnt say if its AVI or anything, it just says video clip in the properties) in VW and try to edit it in timeline view and it would start playing backwards in a fast motion... I was hysterical... it was possessed!!! LOL... It didnt have any transistions or anything in it... I was just doing the editing...

 

Then it will freeze up and I cant even close it through task manager...

 

I had all virus stuff disabled and no access to the internet...

 

It cant even handle small clips... I'm talking small video files that came from a sony cybershot camera.

 

So, now I guess I need to know what the limit to the size of video this editing software can tolerate? And if a 5.3gb clip is too big then I'll have to figure out how to size any other video's I capture from this point on... Capturing alone is a challenge since it is tempermental... sometimes EMC9 will recognize my camera and sometimes it wont. While capturing, the only choice I have is DV or Mpeg-2.

 

So, what suggestions do you all have and what info did I leave out that you need to help me?

 

I'm using a GATEWAY GT5228 that is brand new with only CS2, Elements, EMC 7.5 EMC9 and Pinnacle Studio. plus whatever it came with...

 

I would never even consider trying to edit such a huge file. My captures are in small 10-15 minute segments, most of them are much less and are actually scene based. I use a small utility called WinDV. It captures video from the DV camcorder to individual files based on the timestamp on the tape.

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:)videos.jpg

 

This is what I see when I navigate to my videos through explore... It doesnt look the same as yours, but I'm sure I'm not doing what you did then... I think they are AVI. files... You asked the duration... Thats 26 minutes.

 

When I purchased the computer I was led to believe that it would do really well with photo and video... NOT!

 

Which one is the video card? the nVIDIA GeForce 6100... it says on my pc that a PCI Express Slot is available... I'm gonna take a good guess and say I need whatever goes in that slot...

 

Walt,

I've always done it that way too... 10-15 min. segments... In the past I would capture my video in pieces instead of capturing the entire tape. After watching a friend who does this professionally, I figured I would try and do the same, capture the entire tape and edit it like that... I figured this pc should be able to handle that... It still bothers me that it cant!

 

So, If I update my video card, does that mean BUY a better one? Or simply update it on the web by installing something?

 

Then, If i do have to buy a new video card...is that going to be all I need to make a video without this thing crashing? How much money does it take to do this as a hobby... yikes... my husband is going to wring my neck...

 

Oh... and sorry for being impatient... lol... I just wanted to push my thread back up to the top so it didnt get lost...

 

I attached a picture of what my video names look like... if you cant see it then I have no idea how to post a pic...

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:)videos.jpg

 

This is what I see when I navigate to my videos through explore... It doesnt look the same as yours, but I'm sure I'm not doing what you did then... I think they are AVI. files... You asked the duration... Thats 26 minutes.

 

 

I attached a picture of what my video names look like... if you cant see it then I have no idea how to post a pic...

 

 

Angie, you should turn on the file extensions to be able to view what kind of files you have. To do that, do the following:

 

1- open Windows Explorer

2- on the Menu bar select Tools then Folder Options from the drop-down menu

3- in the Folder Options window select the View tab

4- clear the check box for "Hide extensions for known file types"

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Angie, you should turn on the file extensions to be able to view what kind of files you have. To do that, do the following:

 

1- open Windows Explorer

2- on the Menu bar select Tools then Folder Options from the drop-down menu

3- in the Folder Options window select the View tab

4- clear the check box for "Hide extensions for known file types"

 

 

Ah... now I see!!! Thanks... so this confirms, they are all avi.

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Hello everyone...

 

After two more days of trying to work out my problem with Tech support, they have resolved nothing... :) I really like and want to use this software but it has never been reliable for me.

 

Tech support said that this software should be able to handle the large files that I use and my system meets the requirements... so my hands are still up in the air...

 

Anyway... This is what I've done... updated my video card and directx. defragged, clean disk checked for spyware, cleaned out everything running in my background...

 

There has to be someone having the same problem... Please let me know if anyone has resolved it..

 

In desperation, since I really need to have a particular project finished... I installed Sony Vegas 7.0. It didn't even blink when I inserted almost 10 gb of files into it... I worked on my project for several hours and it edited smoothly and seemed very reliable. So my question is, If I render a video in Vegas can I use the rendered file in Roxio/Sonics DVD builder or My DVD. Since the editing in EMC9 is my problem, maybe I'll just use there DVD authoring...

 

Any thoughts?

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