A Really Confusing Problem With Video Editing

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Pete Holland Jr., Nov 11, 2003.

  1. Hey, everybody!

    I'm an American using NTSC video, and I'm trying to edit some scenes
    together into a music video, but I'm having trouble with the editing
    process. I'm capturing the video with an ATI All-In-Wonder with a 64M
    buffer. My 'puter is a 750Mhz Windoze machine. I'm using a mini-DV
    camcorder. I'm running to the capture device with S-Video cables, and
    setting it for DVD quality (720X480 or whatever). The footage captures
    just fine. When I enter it into the editing program, Ulead Studios 8,
    it plays back just fine. But for some reason, a couple of the clips
    (only a couple), when I assemble them into a larger video file, the
    audio plays back fine but the video skips or repeats for a couple of
    seconds on occassion.

    I tried recutting the footage, in case I accidentally had it set for VCD
    or something similar. That one processes worse. I usually set it to
    make a video file for NTSC DVD. I tried the video file settings MPEG 2
    720X480 29.97fps, etc. The window says the same thing the DVD video
    says. But that has more skips--much shorter ones, but they are still
    there. This is starting to get bothersome. Do I need to call Ulead's
    customer support, or do you guys have any ideas (wrong editing, Ulead
    actually isn't that great, whatever)?

    Dobre utka,
    Pete Holland Jr.
    Pete Holland Jr., Nov 11, 2003
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  2. You didn't describe your disk drive setup. Are you storing your video
    files on the same drive as you boot from (the one with Windows on it)?

    Did this just suddenly appear on a machine that used to work fine, or
    has it always done this?
    Richard Crowley, Nov 11, 2003
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  3. Hey, Richard!
    Sorry about that. It's being saved on the same drive, a 7200 speed 200G
    hard drive. There is no slave.
    I haven't noticed it before, but I haven't done much DVD with it. I
    have been doing mostly VCD's, but I've been noticing they are getting
    the occassional glitch, too, lately.

    Dobre utka,
    Pete Holland Jr.
    Pete Holland Jr., Nov 11, 2003
  4. Pete Holland Jr.

    ctrl-z Guest

    buffer. My 'puter is a 750Mhz Windoze machine. I'm using a mini-DV

    To save $20 on a 1394 card you're dropping to svid and then wondering
    why you're having trouble? People fought with those things for years
    before 1394.

    I personally prefer Vegas, but Ulead will work. But go 1394 and master
    back to miniDV. Only as a last step make DVD copies as needed.
    ctrl-z, Nov 11, 2003
  5. Pete Holland Jr.

    Keith Clark Guest

    Ditto. You'll get better quality than by using S-Video anyway.
    Keith Clark, Nov 11, 2003
  6. Pete Holland Jr.

    Kjolemore Guest

    Be sure to keep your hard drive cleaned up and defragged with nothing else
    running in the background prior to working with video footage and (as was
    already said) get a firewire card and use it. No sense in downgrading the
    footage before you even work with it.
    Kjolemore, Nov 12, 2003
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