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Losing Transitions/effects


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I previously had trouble with some effects not showing up in the "Add Effects" option, and later losing them when creating the Menu; I was told about switching from Software to Hardware.

Now, I am creating a Menu for a short, under 2 minute video. I have lost all 3D effects and transitions that were in the production (curtain and paper plane transition, and polyhedron effect). I have tried outputting via both software and hardware, and I lose them in both. Likewise, I have switched between the two when working on the Menu, and the Preview loses them, too. Very frustrating, but I'm sure you guys have the answer.

By the way, all of them were added as external, not internal.

I'm using a quad-core computer with an NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT.

Thanks.

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I previously had trouble with some effects not showing up in the "Add Effects" option, and later losing them when creating the Menu; I was told about switching from Software to Hardware.

Now, I am creating a Menu for a short, under 2 minute video. I have lost all 3D effects and transitions that were in the production (curtain and paper plane transition, and polyhedron effect). I have tried outputting via both software and hardware, and I lose them in both. Likewise, I have switched between the two when working on the Menu, and the Preview loses them, too. Very frustrating, but I'm sure you guys have the answer.

By the way, all of them were added as external, not internal.

I'm using a quad-core computer with an NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT.

Thanks.

 

3D transitions will only show up with Hardware render. You say that you lost them, but do they show up in VideoWave?

 

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3D transitions will only show up with Hardware render. You say that you lost them, but do they show up in VideoWave?

Yep, everything plays fine in VideoWave. But when I output, it loses some of the effects/transitions but not others (clouds and dissolve transitions). I tried setting to Hardware before outputting, but the curtain and paper airplane transitions and polyhedron effect were both gone. Same when I created the Menu, and clicked on "Preview."

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Yep, everything plays fine in VideoWave. But when I output, it loses some of the effects/transitions but not others (clouds and dissolve transitions). I tried setting to Hardware before outputting, but the curtain and paper airplane transitions and polyhedron effect were both gone. Same when I created the Menu, and clicked on "Preview."

 

Why are you outputting as anything? Save your VideoWave project, close VideoWave, open MyDVD, click on Add New Movie, browse to your saved VideoWave file (.dmsm), highlight it, and click on Add.

 

Make any changes you want to the menu, click on burn, uncheck the Burn to Disc option, and click in the box by Save Disc Image File, then click Burn. Pick a folder to save it in, and give the file a name.

 

Once the file is done encoding, save you MyDVD file, close it, then open Video Copy and Convert, bring in the .iso file you just made, and burn it to a DVD.

 

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Why are you outputting as anything? Save your VideoWave project, close VideoWave, open MyDVD, click on Add New Movie, browse to your saved VideoWave file (.dmsm), highlight it, and click on Add.

 

Make any changes you want to the menu, click on burn, uncheck the Burn to Disc option, and click in the box by Save Disc Image File, then click Burn. Pick a folder to save it in, and give the file a name.

 

Once the file is done encoding, save you MyDVD file, close it, then open Video Copy and Convert, bring in the .iso file you just made, and burn it to a DVD.

Yike. I thought I had to output it as a separate file . . . in other words, instead of "save as" I would click "output as." OK, I'll try to do it the way you describe. Thanks.

OK, just tried it. That did it! Of course, I had to switch out of software rendering. But I have my transitions back. Thanks a million.

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Yike. I thought I had to output it as a separate file . . . in other words, instead of "save as" I would click "output as." OK, I'll try to do it the way you describe. Thanks.

OK, just tried it. That did it! Of course, I had to switch out of software rendering. But I have my transitions back. Thanks a million.

 

You're welcome.

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Try this: Open VideoWave – set to Software.

 

Add some pictures and put some different transitions in them. Keep it short! 5 minutes is plenty

 

Save (dmsm) – Close – Open MyDVD.

 

Add that dmsm file and burn a test RW.

 

What doesn't work?

I did a new project, using photos, as you said. Everything worked fine EXCEPT I lost a load of transitions and effects by using "Software."

I have a previous post, asking why my Menu is black. I was advised to use "Software."

Then, when I went to edit a new video, a bunch of effects and transitions were missing. I posted this, and was asked if I had switched to "Software," and was advised to switch back to "Hardware."

I'd hate to think that Roxio limits me to either having a nice production or a nice menu, but not both.

UPDATE: I went back to the music video I've been editing, and did the whole thing with "Hardware." The Preview in the menu shows, for example, the Curtain Transition (which it does not do when set at "Software") and everything else perfectly.

I then burned a disc. Not only is the Menu black, but I lost the Curtain and some other transitions and effects! Yikes.

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Of course the 3D transactions won't be there if Software rendering is used.

 

Yes you do have to choose. But if you want to 'fix' it, upgrade your Video Card – that is the problem. I would try updating the drivers first.

I thought it was a decent video card, at least good enough for this editing-GeForce 850. Well, I just this minute updated the drivers; last update was a few months ago. I'll see if that helps. If it doesn't, which card would you recommend?

Thanks.

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I thought it was a decent video card, at least good enough for this editing-GeForce 850. Well, I just this minute updated the drivers; last update was a few months ago. I'll see if that helps. If it doesn't, which card would you recommend?

Thanks.

I hope it helps!

 

I don't have any suggestions, my card won't do Hardware either and I don't need it...

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I thought it was a decent video card, at least good enough for this editing-GeForce 850. Well, I just this minute updated the drivers; last update was a few months ago. I'll see if that helps. If it doesn't, which card would you recommend?

Thanks.

 

Your video card should work fine. Sometimes, with NVidia cards, going back to earlier drivers, solves a lot of problems.

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Your video card should work fine. Sometimes, with NVidia cards, going back to earlier drivers, solves a lot of problems.

Thanks. I updated the drivers. No luck.

I now have the worst of both worlds: the Menu is black, and all the 3D effects/transitions are lost. So now I'll try to roll back the drivers, and waste more time.

It's tremendously frustrating to spend so much time on a project, and then not be able to get it on disc correctly.

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Thanks. I updated the drivers. No luck.

I now have the worst of both worlds: the Menu is black, and all the 3D effects/transitions are lost. So now I'll try to roll back the drivers, and waste more time.

It's tremendously frustrating to spend so much time on a project, and then not be able to get it on disc correctly.

 

Make sure that you uninstall the existing drivers, before you install either the new ones, or earlier drivers.

 

When I had my NVidia 7900GT in my computer, I had to run drivers that were 3 versions behind the newest drivers. I found the Nvidia drivers so flaky, that I finally just yanked my 7900GT out, and put in an ATI Radeon card.

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Make sure that you uninstall the existing drivers, before you install either the new ones, or earlier drivers.

 

When I had my NVidia 7900GT in my computer, I had to run drivers that were 3 versions behind the newest drivers. I found the Nvidia drivers so flaky, that I finally just yanked my 7900GT out, and put in an ATI Radeon card.

Thanks. I rolled back the drivers, with no success. But I'll keep playing with it . . . until I get another editing program. Or video card.

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Keep plugging away. There may be something simple that we are both missing. Some setting in the Nvidia software, may be triggering the problem.

 

It has been a long time since I have used an NVidia card but this should be available to you. Open the card's control panel and make sure that the card is set to best performance and away from best appearance (or words to that affect).

Now look for controls for antialising and anisotropic filtering. Set both of those to software or program controlled.

 

Now go back and run the video test in Video Wave (tools/options). Where is the dot - near software or hardware? BTW, the numbers that flash by really don't mean anything but might be used to compare a card's performance before and after the change or performance if you switch cards -- more of an esoteric exercise.

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It has been a long time since I have used an NVidia card but this should be available to you. Open the card's control panel and make sure that the card is set to best performance and away from best appearance (or words to that affect).

Now look for controls for antialising and anisotropic filtering. Set both of those to software or program controlled.

 

Now go back and run the video test in Video Wave (tools/options). Where is the dot - near software or hardware? BTW, the numbers that flash by really don't mean anything but might be used to compare a card's performance before and after the change or performance if you switch cards -- more of an esoteric exercise.

Thanks. I went in, slid the slider to Performance, and set the following:

Anistropic: Application Controlled

Antialising Setting: Application Controlled

Antialising Gamma Correction: On (other choice is Off)

Antialising Mode: Application Controlled

Antialising Transparency: Off (Other choices are multi sampling or super sampling)

When I ran the video test, I got a box zooming in and out, and some numbers. However, I do NOT see a dot, unless you mean if I chose Software or Hardware. I have rendering set for Hardware.

I then ran Preview in My DVD; everything was OK.

However, when I burned the disc, the menu was still black, and all the 3D effects/transitions were lost. Grrrrr!

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Thanks. I went in, slid the slider to Performance, and set the following:

Anistropic: Application Controlled

Antialising Setting: Application Controlled

Antialising Gamma Correction: On (other choice is Off)

Antialising Mode: Application Controlled

Antialising Transparency: Off (Other choices are multi sampling or super sampling)

When I ran the video test, I got a box zooming in and out, and some numbers. However, I do NOT see a dot, unless you mean if I chose Software or Hardware. I have rendering set for Hardware.

I then ran Preview in My DVD; everything was OK.

However, when I burned the disc, the menu was still black, and all the 3D effects/transitions were lost. Grrrrr!

 

When you ran the test, where was the dot? I know you changed it but where was it after the test?

 

Have you tried burnng the project to an ISO file? That is one of the options available in My DVD burn. If you burn to the ISO file, you can preview the video with something like VLC (free). If it looks OK there, then just copy the ISO file to agood quality disc using Creator Classic.

 

When you are rendering (burning) the file to an ISO file, make sure that nothing else is running including your anti-virus. Sometimes they slow your computer down because they are checking for viruses when you are rendering.

 

We talked about your video card but not a whole lot about your computer. Put your computer specs in your signature by going to My Controls at the top of this page and then clcik on edit signature. what you put there will show up in all you past and future posts.

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When you ran the test, where was the dot? I know you changed it but where was it after the test?

 

Have you tried burnng the project to an ISO file? That is one of the options available in My DVD burn. If you burn to the ISO file, you can preview the video with something like VLC (free). If it looks OK there, then just copy the ISO file to agood quality disc using Creator Classic.

 

When you are rendering (burning) the file to an ISO file, make sure that nothing else is running including your anti-virus. Sometimes they slow your computer down because they are checking for viruses when you are rendering.

 

We talked about your video card but not a whole lot about your computer. Put your computer specs in your signature by going to My Controls at the top of this page and then clcik on edit signature. what you put there will show up in all you past and future posts.

I've run it both ways, i.e., hardware rendering and software rendering. After the test it remained set the same way as before the test.

The ISO idea is good. I'll try that, too. Thanks.

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I've run it both ways, i.e., hardware rendering and software rendering. After the test it remained set the same way as before the test.

The ISO idea is good. I'll try that, too. Thanks.

Tried burning it as an ISO file. No luck. The menu is still black, and all 3D effects/transitions are lost.

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Check Post #6, in the following link. The poster reinstalled the software, and solved his problem.

 

http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?...2864=black+menu

Yep, I've done that several times. I've uninstalled, gone into the registry, etc. I've re-installed from Roxio's website, not the disc, as per Roxio's tech support advice. Doesn't help with my current problems.

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Yep, I've done that several times. I've uninstalled, gone into the registry, etc. I've re-installed from Roxio's website, not the disc, as per Roxio's tech support advice. Doesn't help with my current problems.

 

I could not see anything in the thread about DirectX - are you running the latest version?

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