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Hi Guys,

 

First, I want to thank all the people who spend their time answering so many questions that are on this site. I've been reading through a lot of the information on here and it has opened my eyes a lot about the program. One thing is still escaping me but I don't know if I'm missing it somewhere in plain site. Here's my problem...

 

I'm in the process of making a DVD, duh, and I'm having a problem with the preview in the program and in the playback on the actual DVD.

 

I had the luxury/opportunity to record every one of the water shows outside of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago (anyone who's been there for the shows knows what I mean). I'm making the DVD with all of those videos.

 

After I split the movie into scenes, I check on them to make sure they're the way they should be. The problem is with every other scene. Every other scene is distorted in it's color and image. You can tell that the odd colored shapes is the building itself just shifted over. I have a screen shot below in a link to my own website...

 

My Project

 

That shows the odd picture. It burns the videos the same way and that's the way it comes out in the DVD.

 

I did all of my editing in Windows Movie Maker before I went ahead and bought Roxio Creator 2009. From there, I saved the files as high quality. Then I took all the files and put them into this movie, hence my problem.

 

Does this mean I have to go ahead and redo all the editing in Creator or is there something I'm not seeing/getting in the editor itself?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated guys. Thanks in advance. I'm sure there's some software Gurus out there who know this answer right away.

 

-Ryan

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I have a similar camera. It takes video in the format Gary posted. For your future projects, you should be able to put the sd card into the card reader and then open that folder, copy the files to your hard drive and then open that file from within VW using the media selector. Drag the files to the timeline to edit. There shouldn't be a need to run them through WMM.

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That's what I've done for all the videos. That's how their total size is 17.5 GB now. I've resaved them all per your instructions when you first responded to my topic. I made sure I did it the same way you just said.

 

Those are the videos that look great now, the DV-AVI ones.

 

 

Now that you have those great looking DV-avi videos - lets get to the next problem: how to get them to a great looking DVD.

 

Are you still having a problem there/ After so many posts its hard to keep track of where you are at the moment. If you are still having problems perhaps you should start a new thread describing exactly what you are doing and what the problem is.

 

I think this thread should be closed since there no longer is a "distorted video" problem

 

I have a similar camera. It takes video in the format Gary posted. For your future projects, you should be able to put the sd card into the card reader and then open that folder, copy the files to your hard drive and then open that file from within VW using the media selector. Drag the files to the timeline to edit. There shouldn't be a need to run them through WMM.

 

SO Videowave does accept the avi video files from that camera directly?

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So, here we go. I had gone ahead and re-saved all of the files as the suggested format. I redid the DVD project from scratch to avoid any problems.

 

There is no discoloration in ANY of the videos so thank you for the help on that. I am now hit with an additional problem. The total file size for all of the videos is 17.5 GB!!!!! The original versions (WMV) was only 2.5 GB which had no problem fitting on the DVD.

 

Is there a way to get this to fit on one dual layered DVD? I was hoping that creator would do some magical thing by reformatting them into a size which would fit on a 8.5 GB DVD.

 

Please help me guys, I really need it.

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SO Videowave does accept the avi video files from that camera directly?

 

Yes, In my experience it handles them quite well. And this is pretty good quality, too. It's not an HV30 but produces crisp 640 x 480 video on 4 GB sd cards. I think it can also take bigger cards than that. It also takes widescreen still images.

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Now that you have those great looking DV-avi videos - lets get to the next problem: how to get them to a great looking DVD.

 

Are you still having a problem there/ After so many posts its hard to keep track of where you are at the moment. If you are still having problems perhaps you should start a new thread describing exactly what you are doing and what the problem is.

 

I think this thread should be closed since there no longer is a "distorted video" problem

 

 

 

SO Videowave does accept the avi video files from that camera directly?

 

I agree with closing this thread. I'm going to reattempt to burn it again and see what happens since I'm at my laptop again.

 

I think it's interesting that MyDVD doesn't accept the DV-AVI format, #$^@... lol.

 

Let me see what happens right now then I'll start a new topic with my findings. Thanks for the help thus far guys.

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I agree with closing this thread. I'm going to reattempt to burn it again and see what happens since I'm at my laptop again.

 

I think it's interesting that MyDVD doesn't accept the DV-AVI format, #$^@... lol.

 

Let me see what happens right now then I'll start a new topic with my findings. Thanks for the help thus far guys.

 

myDVD does accept the DV-avi format - I use it all the time :rolleyes:

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So, here we go. I had gone ahead and re-saved all of the files as the suggested format. I redid the DVD project from scratch to avoid any problems.

 

There is no discoloration in ANY of the videos so thank you for the help on that. I am now hit with an additional problem. The total file size for all of the videos is 17.5 GB!!!!! The original versions (WMV) was only 2.5 GB which had no problem fitting on the DVD.

 

Is there a way to get this to fit on one dual layered DVD? I was hoping that creator would do some magical thing by reformatting them into a size which would fit on a 8.5 GB DVD.

 

Please help me guys, I really need it.

 

When creating a DVD forget about file sizes, they mean almost nothing :rolleyes: The important factor is the time length of your video: a standard 4.7 GB DVD will hold 60 minutes of video at best quality (slightly less then double for a DL DVD). So you will have to split your video into segments that will fit on the DVD.

 

Simply copying the WMV file to a DVD does not create a video DVD but all you will have is a data DVD which will only play on a PC.

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When creating a DVD forget about file sizes, they mean almost nothing :rolleyes: The important factor is the time length of your video: a standard 4.7 GB DVD will hold 60 minutes of video at best quality (slightly less then double for a DL DVD). So you will have to split your video into segments that will fit on the DVD.

 

Simply copying the WMV file to a DVD does not create a video DVD but all you will have is a data DVD which will only play on a PC.

 

Right, I've gone through making the project and everything in MyDVD, made menus, movies, chapters, etc. When I'm in the project and it shows the timeline, it says there's still 28 minutes of room left... that's where I'm puzzled.

 

I've already burned a DVD of the movie when they were all saved as WMV but the quality was poor, especially if you click on the link in my first post up above. I know that it'll come out on the DVD from that inferior attempt but now is there I'm running into the space problem.

 

It still shows that room but it tells me that the DVD doesn't have enough room.

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Right, I've gone through making the project and everything in MyDVD, made menus, movies, chapters, etc. When I'm in the project and it shows the timeline, it says there's still 28 minutes of room left... that's where I'm puzzled.

 

I've already burned a DVD of the movie when they were all saved as WMV but the quality was poor, especially if you click on the link in my first post up above. I know that it'll come out on the DVD from that inferior attempt but now is there I'm running into the space problem.

 

It still shows that room but it tells me that the DVD doesn't have enough room.

 

What is your "custom" setting that shows in your link?

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HAHAHAHA on the good quality part. I guess that's WMM choice when you select "High quality video". Thanks guys, I found the selection for that other format. I'm going to save a few of the videos with that way and stick them in Creator. I'll split them into scenes and see what happens in the preview section.

 

I'll do this later on and let you guys know what happens. Thanks again.

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What is your "custom" setting that shows in your link?

 

I don't know why that's there for the first project (failed project). I must have meant to select the HQ setting but must have missed it. I know that for my current project, the revamped version, I have it set as the HQ setting.

 

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Looking at your screen dump you seem to have a lot of background apps running at the same time. Usually for rendering that's a bad idea. Try doing it with all except essential apps shut down

 

Yeah, yesterday I made sure that the only program I had open was just MyDVD. That screen shot was of the failed version. Now I'm trying to get the good version to work but it's giving me problems due to the file sizes. I'm hoping that there's a way or another format that still gives great quality but doesn't make the total size of the videos 17.5 GB.

 

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I don't know why that's there for the first project (failed project). I must have meant to select the HQ setting but must have missed it. I know that for my current project, the revamped version, I have it set as the HQ setting.

 

What is the total length in time of the full video you are trying to burn, ie. the sum of all the time lengths of the video clips? How many clips are there in the project?

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What is the total length in time of the full video you are trying to burn, ie. the sum of all the time lengths of the video clips? How many clips are there in the project?

 

I would have to check this to be exact but I know that the main movie is comprised of 21 clips which is probably about 75 minutes long and 3 other clips in a "Extras" section on the DVD which is probably about 10 minutes in total for those. So estimate about 85 minutes worth of footage.

 

This was all saved as DV-AVI format which is what blew them all up into 17.5 GB total size for the videos.

 

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I would have to check this to be exact but I know that the main movie is comprised of 21 clips which is probably about 75 minutes long and 3 other clips in a "Extras" section on the DVD which is probably about 10 minutes in total for those. So estimate about 85 minutes worth of footage.

 

This was all saved as DV-AVI format which is what blew them all up into 17.5 GB total size for the videos.

 

17.5GB for about 85 minutes of DV avi video sounds about right. Forget about file sizes - its the time of the video that counts.

 

In what format were the original video clips captured from your camcorder? If not in DV-avi then you should go back and recapture making sure you capture to DV-avi. Capturing to a poor wmv format and then converting to DV-avi will give poor results.

 

85 minutes of video should easily fit on a DL DVD even at High Quality no matter what size the source files are. At what point do you get the message that there is "no room on the DVD"?

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17.5GB for about 85 minutes of DV avi video sounds about right. Forget about file sizes - its the time of the video that counts.

 

In what format were the original video clips captured from your camcorder? If not in DV-avi then you should go back and recapture making sure you capture to DV-avi. Capturing to a poor wmv format and then converting to DV-avi will give poor results.

 

85 minutes of video should easily fit on a DL DVD even at High Quality no matter what size the source files are. At what point do you get the message that there is "no room on the DVD"?

 

I would have to double check what kind of file types the originals were. When I would click on "Burn", it would start to validate the project then after a few seconds, it would come up saying there wouldn't be enough room.

 

Let me check the original file type in just a little and I can let you know.

 

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I would have to double check what kind of file types the originals were. When I would click on "Burn", it would start to validate the project then after a few seconds, it would come up saying there wouldn't be enough room.

 

Let me check the original file type in just a little and I can let you know.

 

When I click on the properties, here's what I get...

 

For the file type, it says video clip and the format type is AVI. A 5 minute song is about 600 MB in size from the original recording.

 

I originally began recording them as WMV with he camera. When I decided I wanted to do this DVD, that's when I changed the settings on the camera to record at the better quality.

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When I click on the properties, here's what I get...

 

For the file type, it says video clip. For some reason, I'm not seeing the format for it. I've renamed them all to what the songs were so I don't remember if the original file name had the format in it.

 

A 5 minute song is about 600 MB in size from the original recording.

 

I'm going to check on the camera itself and see what it says for the format that it's recording to.

 

Video clip is not a format :rolleyes: The format is usually identified by the extension for the filename. What extension do the clips have: something like mpg, wmv or avi.

I am getting even more confused. What do the songs have to do with anything? The music is part of the original video

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Video clip is not a format :rolleyes: The format is usually identified by the extension for the filename. What extension do the clips have: something like mpg, wmv or avi.

I am getting even more confused. What do the songs have to do with anything? The music is part of the original video.

 

HAHA, you posted a response before I had the chance to edit it. The format is AVI.

 

Sorry, the videos are songs of the fountains that I recorded. I'll try to stick to just saying clips from now on just to keep everything on the same page. lol. Sorry.

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It must not have been WMV then, I must be mistaken.

 

The camera is a Canon Powershot S5 which is a great camera. It has the ability to record great videos. I just have a 4 GB card in it so when I do go to record, I have plenty of room. Even while I was recording the clips outside of the Bellagio in Vegas, I had my laptop with me so I could keep transfering the clips onto it so I could clear up space on the cards.

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Hi Guys,

 

First, I want to thank all the people who spend their time answering so many questions that are on this site. I've been reading through a lot of the information on here and it has opened my eyes a lot about the program. One thing is still escaping me but I don't know if I'm missing it somewhere in plain site. Here's my problem...

 

I'm in the process of making a DVD, duh, and I'm having a problem with the preview in the program and in the playback on the actual DVD.

 

I had the luxury/opportunity to record every one of the water shows outside of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago (anyone who's been there for the shows knows what I mean). I'm making the DVD with all of those videos.

 

After I split the movie into scenes, I check on them to make sure they're the way they should be. The problem is with every other scene. Every other scene is distorted in it's color and image. You can tell that the odd colored shapes is the building itself just shifted over. I have a screen shot below in a link to my own website...

 

 

 

That shows the odd picture. It burns the videos the same way and that's the way it comes out in the DVD.

 

I did all of my editing in Windows Movie Maker before I went ahead and bought Roxio Creator 2009. From there, I saved the files as high quality. Then I took all the files and put them into this movie, hence my problem.

 

Does this mean I have to go ahead and redo all the editing in Creator or is there something I'm not seeing/getting in the editor itself?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated guys. Thanks in advance. I'm sure there's some software Gurus out there who know this answer right away.

 

-Ryan

 

According to the link that you posted, your production is .wmv, which is hardly good quality.

 

If it is indeed, a video, capture it again, as a DV-AVI file, using the new Roxio software, and start your production over, in VideoWave. You will notice a quality difference, right away.

 

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There could be a problem in the file the WMM exported.Go back to the WMM project.

Choose Save to this computer

Choose the folder to save, NEXT

Then click on SHOW MORE CHOICES

Select OTHER SETTINGS and in the drop-down list select DV-AVI.

 

Use that file in MyDVD and see if you have the same problem.

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