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I am new to Roxio and have created a movie to burn to dvd. I am using a Sony DVD+R formatted disk that has never been used. In fact I have tried using each of the 3 new disks I have remaining in the box.

 

I could not get the program to burn a disk using MY DVD Express. The screen said the disk was not empty.

 

I then created an ISO image and tried to create the dvd using the burn to dvd function. Then I received the description No Media, Drag to Disk writable for my disk description.

 

 

Do I need different media?

 

I have updated the firmware and reinstalled the drivers for my NEC DVD+-RW ND-3450A burner. I followed all of the steps in the Roxio post on typical burning issues.

 

Other suggestions?

 

Thanks so much.

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What version of the software are you running? I ask because D2D was dumped in V10…

 

You must use a Blank disc to burn. It looks like the discs you are trying to feed it have been Formatted. Formatted is not BLANK.

 

I just bought the Creator 2009 this week. What do you mean D2D?

I wondered about formatting as a potential problem.

Shall I buy a new box and try it again? if so, do you have a suggested type of dvd?

Your posts have been very helpful to me over the last few days as I have sorted thru this!

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I just bought the Creator 2009 this week. What do you mean D2D?

I wondered about formatting as a potential problem.

Shall I buy a new box and try it again? if so, do you have a suggested type of dvd?

Your posts have been very helpful to me over the last few days as I have sorted thru this!

 

D2D is Drag to Disc. How did you format your discs?

 

You can't burn a DVD compliant movie with any packet writing software. You use MyDVD, and you don't use a formatted disc. You use a DVD, right off the cakebox it came in.

 

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thanks, gentlemen. I have burned the dvd. I am not happy w the picture quality, however. It is fuzzy. It looked so much better on my video camera. Are there options in the capturing and burning processes that may have caused this? thanks so much.

 

Capture as an .avi file. Take that file into VideoWave for editing, and save your project. Close VideoWave, open MyDVD (Create DVDs - Advanced), do whatever you want for a menu, and make sure the Quality setting, at the bottom of the screen, is set for High Quality (HQ). The default is Fit to Disc, which will give you a lower quality final product.

 

Next, burn your production to an .iso file, or Folder Set. I burn to a Folder Set, most of the time.

 

Once your production is done encoding, close MyDVD, open Video Copy and Convert, and burn to a non-formatted DVD.

 

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It is fuzzy. It looked so much better on my video camera. Are there options in the capturing and burning processes that may have caused this? thanks so much.

 

Please be aware that a picture that seems sharp when displayed on a small camera screen often looks 'fuzzy' when shown on a large monitor or a large tv screen. Apart from camera speed and movement, sharpness largely depends on the definition your camera captures at.

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Capture as an .avi file. Take that file into VideoWave for editing, and save your project. Close VideoWave, open MyDVD (Create DVDs - Advanced), do whatever you want for a menu, and make sure the Quality setting, at the bottom of the screen, is set for High Quality (HQ). The default is Fit to Disc, which will give you a lower quality final product.

 

Next, burn your production to an .iso file, or Folder Set. I burn to a Folder Set, most of the time.

 

Once your production is done encoding, close MyDVD, open Video Copy and Convert, and burn to a non-formatted DVD.

 

How do I capture as an .avi? In the Roxio Media Import section of the software, I did not get a choice of file types. A file with a .mpg was created when I captured from my video camera. When the capturing was going on, the preview picture looked fine. When I opened the .mpg file, it was much less good.

 

I really appreicate any help here.

 

Please be aware that a picture that seems sharp when displayed on a small camera screen often looks 'fuzzy' when shown on a large monitor or a large tv screen. Apart from camera speed and movement, sharpness largely depends on the definition your camera captures at.

 

WHen I play my video on my big screen tv directly from the camera, it looks much clearer than the files resulting from the capture process.

 

To your point, I have my camera set to SP which I think means standard play. Would LP be better do you think? I am off to find the camera documentation. We know how helpful that can be!

 

Further, when I watch the film as it is being captured in Roxio, the preview looks much better than the playback of the .mpg file that is created. It just feels like there is some corruption going on at that point.

 

Any insights very appreciated as I am a true newbie at this.

 

 

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Capture Settings!

 

DVD HQ = AVI

 

DV = mpeg2

 

In the Media Import box, once I chose my camera as the source, The first option is DVD HQ. This is the choice I made. The resulting file in the recently imported window says it is .mpg.

 

I do not see DV as a choice at all!

 

thanks, you are keeping me going!

 

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In the Media Import box, once I chose my camera as the source, The first option is DVD HQ. This is the choice I made. The resulting file in the recently imported window says it is .mpg.

 

I do not see DV as a choice at all!

 

thanks, you are keeping me going!

Missed the camcorder part altogether, my dumb! :lol:

 

For that, it is nearly the same:

 

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In the Media Import box, once I chose my camera as the source, The first option is DVD HQ. This is the choice I made. The resulting file in the recently imported window says it is .mpg.

 

I do not see DV as a choice at all!

 

thanks, you are keeping me going!

 

Further, I have been using USB and not a fire wire. I found Help instructions that make that seem very important. The software does not seem to recognize the camera when plugged in by firewire. Any thoughts? Off to read the Sony camera book re: firewire.

 

thanks for any thing you got!

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Further, I have been using USB and not a fire wire. I found Help instructions that make that seem very important. The software does not seem to recognize the camera when plugged in by firewire. Any thoughts? Off to read the Sony camera book re: firewire.

 

thanks for any thing you got!

This info up front would have saved a lot of time…

 

That you even got it to Capture using a USB is amazing!

 

Well not that amazing, it assumes it is a Web Cam and sets the quality way down for that.

 

You use Firewire to capture with if you want any quality! There are a couple of other ways if you have a Hard Disk camcorder or one that uses mini-DVD's.

 

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This info up front would have saved a lot of time…

 

That you even got it to Capture using a USB is amazing!

 

Well not that amazing, it assumes it is a Web Cam and sets the quality way down for that.

 

You use Firewire to capture with if you want any quality! There are a couple of other ways if you have a Hard Disk camcorder or one that uses mini-DVD's.

 

Who knew!!!

 

It is amazing how something so basic can be so elusive to a newbie!

 

If you have any tips on how to get the computer to recognize the camera via firewire, that would be great. I am going to plug along trying to figure that one out. I bet the rest is easy after that!

 

Tons of thanks.

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