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Aloha again. I have been periodically updating my computer to accomidate for the amount of editing I have been doing. However, just recently I put together a movie from video fotage I captured using my Canon Elura 100. I transfered the video using a firewire and edited the production using VideoWave. The video turned out to be 4.5gigs when burned to disc.

 

The bummer part is that some of my transitions were replaced by flickers and the audio/video quality was terrible. I went back and viewed that tape, all looks well. Does anyone have any suggestions? Is there a way to work with audio?

 

AMD Athlon 64 3700+

Socket 939 - Biostar T-Force 6100

80 gig internal

250 gig external

2 gigs memory

64 meg onboard video card :huh: (replaced yesterday with a 256 Sapphire ATI DDR2) :)

 

Could this be a product of the video card on maybe my virtual memory settings???

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Aloha again. I have been periodically updating my computer to accomidate for the amount of editing I have been doing. However, just recently I put together a movie from video fotage I captured using my Canon Elura 100. I transfered the video using a firewire and edited the production using VideoWave. The video turned out to be 4.5gigs when burned to disc.

 

The bummer part is that some of my transitions were replaced by flickers and the audio/video quality was terrible. I went back and viewed that tape, all looks well. Does anyone have any suggestions? Is there a way to work with audio?

 

AMD Athlon 64 3700+

Socket 939 - Biostar T-Force 6100

80 gig internal

250 gig external

2 gigs memory

64 meg onboard video card :huh: (replaced yesterday with a 256 Sapphire ATI DDR2) :)

 

Could this be a product of the video card on maybe my virtual memory settings???

 

Good possibility re: the card. lets' start with that for now. Update the drivers for that new card here.

 

Run the rendering test in VideoWave > tools> options and see if the dot is by/stays by hardware. With that new card it should be hardware. That will fix many of the problems, if not all.

 

Also when you go to burn, defrag your hard drive and then burn the project to an iso file and not directly to disc. When the encoding is done, open Disc Copier and on the left side, navigate to that iso file. You can preview it there. If it is OK, then copy the iso to the disc. Burn to a RW disc for now and preview it. You should always set your graphics card to performance or best performance.

 

Since you asked, you know what Windows setting will give you best performance

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OK, here is what I found out. I have the newest driver installed for my Graphics Card and I have the Tools->Options set to Hardware. I assumed my graphics card (Sapphire 256meg DDR2 - ATI) would be sufficient to produce a quality video. However, when using the hardware option the video comes out like crap. I switched over to software and everything looks fine. What is up with that? Do we need a graphics card on steriods or what?

 

Can anyone give me any insight on this? Are there other folks experiencing this same problem? If so, how do you workaround this. It takes forever to procude a movie using the software setting (1+hr) for two 4 minute videos using the software setting. It only takes 15 minutes using the hardware setting.

 

Something does not seem right.

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Aloha, I checked out the tips and tricks but had trouble finding the performance and quality setting within the ATI Catalyst Control Center. I currently have Antialiasing and Anistropic filtering set to Application controled but where do I set the "performance" and "quality settings"?

 

Also, I went into my BIOS and change the Init Display First setting to my new graphics card (PCI-E). I have not tried burning a new DVD yet but I hope this works.

 

It was really interesting to see that I could produce videos just fine with my onboard graphics card (64meg) NVIDIA 6100 but once I put in a robust 256meg ATI card things went downhill. Does anyone have insight on this? The only thing I could figure is that ROXIO does not see the video card. Is there a way to make sure ROXIO is using a specific device?

 

Thanks...

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Roxio cannot 'miss' your video card!

 

I do not know why this happens but I have similar results with my card. While it happily passed the render test, the results with hardware render are not as good as they are when I lock it to software render.

 

As my video PC is dedicated to just that purpose, it is not a big deal for me to let it run.

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Hey there Sknis, I tried your suggestions and the button for hardware is highlighted. I was not able to try and burn a DVD yesterday but I will try here in the next couple of days. I've also noticed that when I go to defrag my hard drive I am unable to defrag the video capture (AVI) from my camcorder. Is this common?

 

On a side note. I did update my cards driver but ATI 7.1 states that you need .NET Framework 2.0 to have the full functionality of the Catalyst Software. I will be reinstalling this today.

 

I'll let you know about the new video burn tomorrow. Thanks for you suggestion.

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OK, here is what I found out. I have the newest driver installed for my Graphics Card and I have the Tools->Options set to Hardware. I assumed my graphics card (Sapphire 256meg DDR2 - ATI) would be sufficient to produce a quality video. However, when using the hardware option the video comes out like crap. I switched over to software and everything looks fine. What is up with that? Do we need a graphics card on steriods or what?

 

Can anyone give me any insight on this? Are there other folks experiencing this same problem? If so, how do you workaround this. It takes forever to procude a movie using the software setting (1+hr) for two 4 minute videos using the software setting. It only takes 15 minutes using the hardware setting.

 

Something does not seem right.

 

I'm not sure if this will help but read the Tips and tricks board in V9 for video card settings. Let us know if there are any improvements.

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