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Blank (Black Pictures ) In Project

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I created a project which includes both photos and video using Creator NXT2. I created the project via VideoWave and saved as a ".dmsm" file. Proceeded to DVD, created lead in and saved as a "dmsd" file.

 

Preview displays all photos/videos. Press .burn key and display shows the DVD info, I set the speed to.4.0 (when you could Tech support they told me to lower the speed) and press burn.

 

During the encoding process some photos are randomly excluded and replaced with a black screen.

 

The photos are 1275 x 480 pixels.

 

I have had this problem with other versions of Roxio. I have repeated the burn process with the same file and a different set of photos would be replaced with a black screen. I would repeat the process until I got a clean DVD (frustrating). I had hoped Creator NXT2 would eliminate this problem. Anyone know of a solution or is this a problem with the Roxio software?

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I created a project which includes both photos and video using Creator NXT2. I created the project via VideoWave and saved as a ".dmsm" file. Proceeded to DVD, created lead in and saved as a "dmsd" file.

 

Preview displays all photos/videos. Press .burn key and display shows the DVD info, I set the speed to.4.0 (when you could Tech support they told me to lower the speed) and press burn.

 

During the encoding process some photos are randomly excluded and replaced with a black screen.

 

The photos are 1275 x 480 pixels.

 

I have had this problem with other versions of Roxio. I have repeated the burn process with the same file and a different set of photos would be replaced with a black screen. I would repeat the process until I got a clean DVD (frustrating). I had hoped Creator NXT2 would eliminate this problem. Anyone know of a solution or is this a problem with the Roxio software?

 

This problem has been reported several times with different versions of Roxio. Some posters report that the problem occurs when the imgae resolution is very large which of course it isn't in your case.

How long in time is your whole project? Have you Exported the VW project to a mpg file and checked that to see if you have blank screens?

 

I would also recommend that instead or "burning" directly to DVD, I would burn to an image file or a folder set and then play those with a software player such as VLC. That would save you a lot of coasters.

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First thanks Myguggi for trying to help. I'm very limited on my tech savvy. May I add the file also includes audio.

 

You suggest exporting the VideoWave file to an mpg file. May I ask how I do this. Under Output, Export as: my options are create a video file/dv camera.

 

Under File, Save as; no option to save as any other file type.

 

I opted to "create video file". During process I noticed blanks even though the photo is shown in the storyline. What is the solution - delete the photo and add it back to the storyline?

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To create mpg video file: OUtput, Export As, Video File

then under Purpose: DVDV Playback

under Video quality: Mpeg2 for DVD, best quality

 

remember where the file is saved.

 

The File, Save As only saves the project file (it has the dmsm extension). This file contains no video at all but is only the list of instructions for your project.

 

What is the time length of your project? Where did you get the picture, video files?

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The pictures and videos are from a vacation trip. The camera took both photo and video.

 

They are broken into 3 groups. One is 34 min, the other 2 are around 55 min. each.

 

I created the mpg file for one of the files While viewing noticed a blank even though photo was in the storyline. Is there a solution? Do you delete the photo and then reenter it into the storyline?

 

I'm going back to the drawing board and re think the grouping into 4.

 

Thanks for trying to help.

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Remember only 2 hours of video (which you are making) fit on a double layer DVD at best quality. Selecting fit to disc or trying to put more on a disc will ruin your enjoyment of those videos becaus eof poor quality.

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The pictures and videos are from a vacation trip. The camera took both photo and video.

 

They are broken into 3 groups. One is 34 min, the other 2 are around 55 min. each.

 

I created the mpg file for one of the files While viewing noticed a blank even though photo was in the storyline. Is there a solution? Do you delete the photo and then reenter it into the storyline?

 

I'm going back to the drawing board and re think the grouping into 4.

 

Thanks for trying to help.

 

If you are trying to put 144 minutes of video on a standard DVD it will never work. A standard 4.7GB DVD can only hold 60 minutes of video at best quality while a DL DVD can hold a little less the 120 minutes. You most likely used the Fit-to-disc quality setting which is the worst quality setting you can use.

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Went back to the drawing board. The picture size comment stuck in my head. A discrepancy I noted about picture size. I checked the "Properties" of one picture in Explorer. It indicated the pixels at 5760x 3840. In Roxio PhotoSuite in Resize option in Photo Editor it indicated a pixel size of 1275 x 850 pixels for the same photo.

 

Don't understand but anyway I used "Windows Live Photo Gallery" app ( Size Selection - Small ) which allowed me to easily resize ( Size Selection - Small ) all the photos as a group to roughly 8xx by 5xx. This seemed to solve the blank black photos in the production. So I guess size definitely does matter.

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Went back to the drawing board. The picture size comment stuck in my head. A discrepancy I noted about picture size. I checked the "Properties" of one picture in Explorer. It indicated the pixels at 5760x 3840. In Roxio PhotoSuite in Resize option in Photo Editor it indicated a pixel size of 1275 x 850 pixels for the same photo.

 

Don't understand but anyway I used "Windows Live Photo Gallery" app ( Size Selection - Small ) which allowed me to easily resize ( Size Selection - Small ) all the photos as a group to roughly 8xx by 5xx. This seemed to solve the blank black photos in the production. So I guess size definitely does matter.

 

I hope that your resized those photos as backup copies and kept the originals in a safe place.

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