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When selecting in 2010 a capture to 16:9 format it happens in that format only for the FIRST capture. Thereafter everything else is captured in 4:3 and cannot be switched back to the preferred 16:9. Anyone any ideas on how to avoid this?

Lastly, how do you avoid occasional "jumpy" patches occurring?

Grateful thanks to anyone who can help.

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When selecting in 2010 a capture to 16:9 format it happens in that format only for the FIRST capture. Thereafter everything else is captured in 4:3 and cannot be switched back to the preferred 16:9. Anyone any ideas on how to avoid this?

Lastly, how do you avoid occasional "jumpy" patches occurring?

Grateful thanks to anyone who can help.

 

If you are truly a Journalist, remember the who, what where, when, hopefully we can provide the why !

 

You are going to have to provide much more information than that. What are you capturing from (make and model)? How, when did this happen always happen or is it new?

 

What application and what computer are you using?

 

Some commentary would also be nice. You can have more than one column inch ! :lol:

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Journalism and then TV Documentary Production has been my life's work. I used to use - and still have - Adobe Premier as well as Edius 4 on my second computer, the one which is normally used for video projects. I thought the Roxio 2010 would be a far simpler method of working (albeit on my general purpose computer) but so far these problems persist and Roxio Tech. Support is not the most reliable. A JVC HR-S7955 plays the analogue signal (via S-VHS out) to the Roxio adaptor then on to the computer: Windows Vista (Business) system.

 

The problem of the 16:9 selection changing to 4:3 immediately after the first sequence - in 16:9 - has been recorded has been there from the outset, as have the spasmodic jerky frames, always at the beginning of a capture and intermittently throughout it.

 

The analogue output is fine - a separate monitor confirms this - but the irritation of "Why doesn't it stay 16:9?" is infuriating.

 

The "where" question is the UK: the "why" is exactly what I'm trying to find out.

 

Many thanks if you can advise

 

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Are there gaps and shut-off sections in the tape? Roxio would see those as an end to the tape. Usuyally it just shuts down and would not contiue to record in another ratio. I don't believe that there is a work around/fix.

 

If you did'nt have that other options, I would suggest that you use Windows Movie Maker to do the caspture and then do the editing in Video Wave.

 

Are you using a SCART device?

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Are there gaps and shut-off sections in the tape? Roxio would see those as an end to the tape. Usuyally it just shuts down and would not contiue to record in another ratio. I don't believe that there is a work around/fix.

 

If you did'nt have that other options, I would suggest that you use Windows Movie Maker to do the caspture and then do the editing in Video Wave.

 

Are you using a SCART device?

 

How very kind of you to advise. You could be on to something here. Yes, the first capture was at the end of a recorded sequence on the tape. But Roxio didn't shut down: it was ready to capture again but simply came up with the 4:3 screen with no option to resume in 16:9. If only it simply offered, at that stage, the option for me to say, in effect, "No, not 4:3 take me back to 16:9." The only Scart I'm using is from the Video Recorder to a TV monitor to see that the Video Recorder's output is OK. If there isn't a fix, if I have to capture and edit in 4:3, would a TV's option of "widescreen" then distort the pictures?

 

I'd love to edit in Windows Movie Maker - simplicity itself, but the problem arises when I've finished (only creating a "movie" of stills and musicin the past)in that you need the, I think they call it "My DVD" or something, to burn to a DVD and I don't have that: the Internet doesn't seem to offer iti for sale. So if I've understood your excellent advice correctly, capture in Movie Maker and then somehow export the finished edit to Roxio's Video Wave? Or does Movie Maker have its own built-in Video Wave?

I'm really enthused by what you're advising in this respect. What I've had to do in 2010 at the very beginning of a capture is to have the VCR held in pause mode, capture say 5 seconds of the paused image and then play it - to avoid the regular jerky starts to a capture (obviously editing the paused image on the Timeline to remove the "still" at the beginning).

So many thanks for your time and consideration. I won't attempt anything though until I hear from you - just in case!

 

A very grateful "Journalist."

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How very kind of you to advise. You could be on to something here. Yes, the first capture was at the end of a recorded sequence on the tape. But Roxio didn't shut down: it was ready to capture again but simply came up with the 4:3 screen with no option to resume in 16:9. If only it simply offered, at that stage, the option for me to say, in effect, "No, not 4:3 take me back to 16:9." The only Scart I'm using is from the Video Recorder to a TV monitor to see that the Video Recorder's output is OK. If there isn't a fix, if I have to capture and edit in 4:3, would a TV's option of "widescreen" then distort the pictures?

 

I'd love to edit in Windows Movie Maker - simplicity itself, but the problem arises when I've finished (only creating a "movie" of stills and musicin the past)in that you need the, I think they call it "My DVD" or something, to burn to a DVD and I don't have that: the Internet doesn't seem to offer iti for sale. So if I've understood your excellent advice correctly, capture in Movie Maker and then somehow export the finished edit to Roxio's Video Wave? Or does Movie Maker have its own built-in Video Wave?

I'm really enthused by what you're advising in this respect. What I've had to do in 2010 at the very beginning of a capture is to have the VCR held in pause mode, capture say 5 seconds of the paused image and then play it - to avoid the regular jerky starts to a capture (obviously editing the paused image on the Timeline to remove the "still" at the beginning).

So many thanks for your time and consideration. I won't attempt anything though until I hear from you - just in case!

 

A very grateful "Journalist."

 

If you have the full C2010 version then you have myDVD - it's called "Create DVDs" or something like that on the C2010 Home menu page.

 

Windows Movie Maker can also be used for editing but Videowave (Edit Video -Advanced) is far superior in it capabilities.

 

Having the VCR in "Pause" mode while waiting for the capture to come up to speed is the way I also use to capture.

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Very many thanks for your prompt advice. I take it I'd find C2010 on the Microsoft website?

 

And exporting the captures from Movie Maker to Roxio's VideoWave is easy?

 

Such a help - my thanks again and looking forward to your response.

 

Journalist

 

I'm confused ! :o You posted in the Creator 2010 part of the forum so we've assumed that you had that program. Is that not true? You can export from WMM in a standard video format and then simply add that to "Create DVD" or, if you want more editing to Video Wave (Edit Video -Advanced) and then to MyDVD to export to a standard DVD.

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Very many thanks for your prompt advice. I take it I'd find C2010 on the Microsoft website?

 

And exporting the captures from Movie Maker to Roxio's VideoWave is easy?

 

Such a help - my thanks again and looking forward to your response.

 

Journalist

 

C2010 has nothing to do with Microsoft. It is the short form we use to refer to "Roxio Creator 2010" which we assume is the program you have since you are posting in the C2010 forum.

Once you have captured the video using Windows Movie Maker (which is a Microsoft program) you do not "export" to Videowave. You simply launch Videowave and then add the captured video file for editing.

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Yes I do have Roxio 2010 as well as of course Windows Movie Maker.

 

So if I capture in Windows Movie Maker first, I then export it to Roxio 2010 VideoWaves somehow?

 

My thanks again - looks like you're helping me get there!

 

Journalist

 

If you want to quote a post in your response then click on "reply" and then type your test after the quoted post.

I have posted what to do with the captured video in my last popst.

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Yes I do have Roxio 2010 as well as of course Windows Movie Maker.

 

So if I capture in Windows Movie Maker first, I then export it to Roxio 2010 VideoWaves somehow?

 

My thanks again - looks like you're helping me get there!

 

Journalist

Just tried to capture in MovieMaker but even though the signal was going via the Roxio adaptor (presumably it digitises the images) MovieMaker told me it "could not find a compatible digital video device"!

 

Now what (he said restraining himself from throwing Roxio out of the window).

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