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FunkeeTerminator

Rendering Video Issue.

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Hi there,

 

I'm having a slight problem when it comes to rendering footage..

 

When I record some gameplay, the video that is saved looks pretty decent. The quality is pretty much the same as what I see on the TV. When I add the video to VideoWave to edit, it looks the same. Pretty good so far..

 

Once I'm done editing and render the footage, the video that is saved is really dark. This is my problem. I've tried different things to see if I can fix it, but I can't seem to figure it out. All I know is that it happens after I have rendered the footage.

 

I've used the default settings, such as keeping the video file quality as "Same as original", and I've even changed that to HD to see if that helped. But nothing seems to work.

 

 

This is a screenshot from VideoWave.

34dqsk2.png

 

 

And this is a screenshot of the video on YouTube, after it's been rendered.

2cnblft.png

 

As you can see, everything has been plummeted into darkness!

 

 

Does anyone know why this might be happening, or if there's something I can do to stop it? It's probably something simple, or a setting I need to adjust somewhere. I'm pretty new to all of this, as I only got my Roxio recently.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

:)

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Hi there,

 

I'm having a slight problem when it comes to rendering footage..

 

When I record some gameplay, the video that is saved looks pretty decent. The quality is pretty much the same as what I see on the TV. When I add the video to VideoWave to edit, it looks the same. Pretty good so far..

 

Once I'm done editing and render the footage, the video that is saved is really dark. This is my problem. I've tried different things to see if I can fix it, but I can't seem to figure it out. All I know is that it happens after I have rendered the footage.

 

I've used the default settings, such as keeping the video file quality as "Same as original", and I've even changed that to HD to see if that helped. But nothing seems to work.

 

 

This is a screenshot from VideoWave.

34dqsk2.png

 

 

And this is a screenshot of the video on YouTube, after it's been rendered.

2cnblft.png

 

As you can see, everything has been plummeted into darkness!

 

 

Does anyone know why this might be happening, or if there's something I can do to stop it? It's probably something simple, or a setting I need to adjust somewhere. I'm pretty new to all of this, as I only got my Roxio recently.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

:)

 

I have to assume that you posted the wrong attachment for the YouTube, because they both look to be the same screenshot.

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No, it's the right one. I have just taken the screenshot at the same point (almost). If you look in the back ground of the YouTube one, everything is completely black. Whereas the other one isn't.

 

Here's another example.

 

2sagkqu.png

 

In this scene, you're supposed to call the guard over. Normally you can see him stood in front there, but after the video has been rendered it looks like this. You can't even see the guard. Everything that was slightly dark because it's night time is now just black.

 

*edit

I suppose the best way to put it, is that rendering it seems to put the contrast up to 100. Even though I haven't changed it.

Edited by FunkeeTerminator

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Actually the lower pic of the YouTube playback looks a little lighter on my monitor than the original :huh:

 

There is always going to be differences between the Editor and the way a Player displays it... Of course we want to keep them as close as we can! ;)

 

Tinker a bit with the enhance Picture settings as you are capturing:

 

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You may want to lighter during capture & edit so they come out as you intend during playback...

 

ALSO, you need to see the playback on other monitors!!! You may end up chasing your tail with this :lol:

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Actually the lower pic of the YouTube playback looks a little lighter on my monitor than the original :huh:

 

Hmm, that's weird. :mellow:

 

I've been experimenting a bit, and it seems every video I make comes out darker after it's been rendered. Even after changing the settings, like changing to 720p, using auto-colour correct, etc. Also, when I play these videos on Windows Media Player, the quality isn't that great. It's definitely not in 1080i anyway. The only time I've seen one of my videos in 1080 is when watching it on YouTube.

 

I'll give the enhancements a go when I next record something, and see if that helps!

Thanks for the advice. :)

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I haven't been able to figure out why VideoWave adds so much contrast when it renders the video, but I have however figured out how to make the video come out normal!

 

I just have to lower the contrast in VideoWave while editing, which makes the preview look awful, and then render it to see how it turns out. I had to lower the contrast of some footage I captured to 45.00, which didn't look good in the preview, but after rendering it looked fine. It's slightly annoying because it means I'm going to have to test everything a few times to see what comes out best.

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Maybe it is your Monitor settings?

 

If you moved anything off of "Normal" you enter the Wonderful World of Tail Chasing :lol::D:lol:

 

There are some calibaration programs for Monitors but some of these run into the hundreds of $$$ :huh:

 

VideoWave came out in EMC 7 in 2004! I have never seen any version of it do what you are experancing unless someone it tinkering with the settings...

 

Try something short with EVERYTHING set to normal and see what happens.

 

You could run a proper repair on the software, that won't hurt anything:

 

First thing to do is to turn off your Anti Virus, Firewalls, Registry Cleaners, etc.

 

Now insert your Roxio Disc (download version - run Install)

 

Be sure you accept the offer to Check for Updates (this is for Roxio, not Windows)

 

When you reach the screen where
Repair
is offered, choose that!

 

When the Repair competes, turn your AV & Firewall back on and reboot.

 

Check for updates when you start the program.

Edited by Jim_Hardin

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