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In the Slideshow program, I have completed and burned a 129 photo show disc. I am happy with the way it turned out except for the fact that there are a number of black "blinks" where there would have been a photo. I did drag photos to other positions which left a blank numbered panel - even two and three in a row. How do I get rid of the blank numbered panels so the blink does not appear in the slideshow?

 

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Dell Dimension 4600

Windows XP Home

256MB RAM

NVIDIA GeForce MX440

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Yes - Retail. Created in "Create Slideshow" "Videowave" "storyline". Yes - there are "blank" transitions before and after the "blank numbered" panels. Wll try to delete in both Storyline and Internal as you suggest. Thanks. Will let you know if that works...........65Mustang

 

 

That did not work. Does anyone else have a possible solution?

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Yes but you are not going to like it ! Your computer with 256 ram and video set up is on the low end of what this program needs to work properly. The first thing to do is to go to Dell's web site (here) and see if they have any updated video drivers install them and update Microsoft's DirectX 9c.

 

In Video Wave, go to the top menu and select Tools, options and set the rendering to software.

 

To trouble shoot problem images, go to the film icon above the preview window (output as). When the Window opens, select all in the first box and then mpg2 for DVD best quality. Click to output the file. Watch it as it encodes. If you see missing panels or any other type of glitches, note the time, cancel and then go back to the production and fix it. If it an image, you may want to double click on it to get the image editor, do a auto fix or some other small edit and close that. That should work.

 

Once you have the entire production encoded to the mpg file, close Video Wave and open My DVD, add that mpg file. When you go to burn, burn to an ISO file - that is one of the options. Make sure that the disc burning and the folder are not checked. Let that encode. It will be fast since the mpg file will already be in the proper format. Once the ISO is made, close MyDVD and open Video Copy and Convert. Use that to copy the ISO to a disc.

 

A couple of things with that computer. Make sure that you have no malware, have a lot of space on your hard drive and that it is defragmented before you start. Disconnect from the internet, shut down all running programs including your anti-malware and your anti-virus. Do not read e-mail, play games or anything else while the encoding is going on.

 

Where did you get the original images? Did you scan the onto your computer or did you pull them off a memory card. What format are they? What resolution?

 

If you are going to do a lot of video work, you need to make a decision on upgrading your computer. It is several years old so a new one will run better. If you don't want to upgrade, take a look at adding a dedicated video card - I believe you have a video chip on that desktop. You probably have a PCI slot free for a video card. Add as much memory as you can afford up to the 1 G limit for your computer. The card will cost you less than $100 and the memory will be about $80 for 2 512 sticks.

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2 things to try before taking the plunge.

 

In VW, Tools – Options, set Render to Software.

 

Then try ml's excellent suggestion to Start Over!

 

I assume you have some RW discs (learning material) and can hack a new slideshow together to test this out.

 

If it works out, redo the other one.

 

 

Thanks a lot Jim. Did upgrade RAM to 1GB as suggested. Now everything works much better and faster. Now if only the 80004003 drive thing will go away. Read all of the posts on the subject and got lost. Am posting new question today on subject.

 

Bruce - 65 Mustang

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How do I get rid of the blank numbered panels so the blink does not appear in the slideshow?

 

I have a simpler suggestion.

 

Try deleting the transition directly before the blank panel. Make certain you are in the Storyboard view, click on the transition before the blank panel, right click and select Delete ( or click on the red x )

 

That should immediately eliminate the blank panel.

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Yes but you are not going to like it ! Your computer with 256 ram and video set up is on the low end of what this program needs to work properly. The first thing to do is to go to Dell's web site (here) and see if they have any updated video drivers install them and update Microsoft's DirectX 9c.

 

In Video Wave, go to the top menu and select Tools, options and set the rendering to software.

 

To trouble shoot problem images, go to the film icon above the preview window (output as). When the Window opens, select all in the first box and then mpg2 for DVD best quality. Click to output the file. Watch it as it encodes. If you see missing panels or any other type of glitches, note the time, cancel and then go back to the production and fix it. If it an image, you may want to double click on it to get the image editor, do a auto fix or some other small edit and close that. That should work.

 

Once you have the entire production encoded to the mpg file, close Video Wave and open My DVD, add that mpg file. When you go to burn, burn to an ISO file - that is one of the options. Make sure that the disc burning and the folder are not checked. Let that encode. It will be fast since the mpg file will already be in the proper format. Once the ISO is made, close MyDVD and open Video Copy and Convert. Use that to copy the ISO to a disc.

 

A couple of things with that computer. Make sure that you have no malware, have a lot of space on your hard drive and that it is defragmented before you start. Disconnect from the internet, shut down all running programs including your anti-malware and your anti-virus. Do not read e-mail, play games or anything else while the encoding is going on.

 

Where did you get the original images? Did you scan the onto your computer or did you pull them off a memory card. What format are they? What resolution?

 

If you are going to do a lot of video work, you need to make a decision on upgrading your computer. It is several years old so a new one will run better. If you don't want to upgrade, take a look at adding a dedicated video card - I believe you have a video chip on that desktop. You probably have a PCI slot free for a video card. Add as much memory as you can afford up to the 1 G limit for your computer. The card will cost you less than $100 and the memory will be about $80 for 2 512 sticks.

 

 

All excellent suggestions. Have no malware as PC has never been online since new. Have other PC for that. I do defrag once a month. Always do nothing while encoding. Images came from memory card and loaded to hard drive; are JPEG; 640 X480. Installing max RAM as suggested as a start. Thank you very much.

 

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I have a simpler suggestion.

 

Try deleting the transition directly before the blank panel. Make certain you are in the Storyboard view, click on the transition before the blank panel, right click and select Delete ( or click on the red x )

 

That should immediately eliminate the blank panel.

 

The OP has already tried that and has also posted that he has blank transitions so there is reaslly no transition to delete.

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2 things to try before taking the plunge.

 

In VW, Tools – Options, set Render to Software.

 

Then try ml's excellent suggestion to Start Over!

 

I assume you have some RW discs (learning material) and can hack a new slideshow together to test this out.

 

If it works out, redo the other one.

 

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The OP has already tried that and has also posted that he has blank transitions so there is reaslly no transition to delete.

Sorry missed that. :(

 

That is puzzling then because the slideshow program normally puts disolve transitions in automatically.

 

I wonder if in VideoWave choosing Production, then Add transition theme, then choosing Cut would work..... It sure sounds like there is something there holding the frame open. I can't replicate it.

 

Might be easier to start over.

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Hey I had one of those.! :) My first car out of college. It disappeared overnight when I was working in Boston. I thought they were all '65 1/2 model year.

 

Another thing to try is to clear the proxy files. You can do that by going to the top menu, selecting tools, options and then press the clear button. The proxy files are usually cleared when you shut down the project but perhaps for some reason they are not being cleared automatically.

 

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Do you have the retail Easy Media Creator 10 Suite? Which particular program in the Suite did you use? If you created it using Videowave, check if there is a transition before or after the blank panel. Delete that transition and hopefully the blank panel disappears as well.

 

Yes - Retail. Created in "Create Slideshow" "Videowave" "storyline". Yes - there are "blank" transitions before and after the "blank numbered" panels. Wll try to delete in both Storyline and Internal as you suggest. Thanks. Will let you know if that works...........65Mustang

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Hey I had one of those.! :) My first car out of college. It disappeared overnight when I was working in Boston. I thought they were all '65 1/2 model year.

 

Another thing to try is to clear the proxy files. You can do that by going to the top menu, selecting tools, options and then press the clear button. The proxy files are usually cleared when you shut down the project but perhaps for some reason they are not being cleared automatically.

 

 

The first was a '64 1/2' model. It had the old Falcon straight 6 engine.

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The first was a '64 1/2' model. It had the old Falcon straight 6 engine.

 

I stand corrected I think I had a small V8 and 3 speed on the floor. It must have been the 65. Going around bends when the road was wet was great fun since there was a tendency for the back end to swing around.

 

My next car was a white 67 Camero convertible with a red interior. Unfortunately it was an automatic since my then girlfriend (and future wife) wouldn't drive a stick. I had 125,000 miles on it when it also was stolen. I got the ashes of that one back. The thief was quoted as wanting to make sure that he didn't leave fingerprints behind. That's how he was caught the first time. :o

 

Talk about drift ! (but not with that Camero).

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I stand corrected I think I had a small V8 and 3 speed on the floor. It must have been the 65. Going around bends when the road was wet was great fun since there was a tendency for the back end to swing around.

 

My next car was a white 67 Camero convertible with a red interior. Unfortunately it was an automatic since my then girlfriend (and future wife) wouldn't drive a stick. I had 125,000 miles on it when it also was stolen. I got the ashes of that one back. The thief was quoted as wanting to make sure that he didn't leave fingerprints behind. That's how he was caught the first time. :o

 

Talk about drift ! (but not with that Camero).

 

Oh yeah. It is drift. Yours may have been a V-8. The stock engine was the old Falcon 6. I wanted one, but I wasn't old enough to have a drivers license. :)

 

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Do you have the retail Easy Media Creator 10 Suite? Which particular program in the Suite did you use? If you created it using Videowave, check if there is a transition before or after the blank panel. Delete that transition and hopefully the blank panel disappears as well.

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