help me workaround errors when playing to deck

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by max slomoff, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. max slomoff

    max slomoff Guest

    hello,
    when i play my movie it looks clean on the computer, but on my dv
    deck, tv, and vcr it has these big grey rectagles of pixelation.
    i've been trying to work around this by exporting and compressing the
    movie, making new media and seeing if avid would read it with out this
    pixelation. i thought it worked on a test i did a couple days ago, but
    it doesn't. i've tried exporting QT files with various compression,
    and a QT ref and then compressinng that with quicktime.

    when i re-import the new files into avid and play them, they display
    the same pixelation problems.

    this all stems from a problem that i've posted about many times on
    avid's site and no-one has ever known anything about it, but for
    background's sake, i'll describe it to you:

    i've been editing this movie for a year. about six months ago these
    small black pixelation errors started appearing as well as little
    audio blips. THESE ERRORS ARE NOT ON MY ORRIGINAL FOOTAGE TAPES. i
    tried errasing a clip that was riddled with these errors and
    re-digitizing it. it came up clean. so i errased all my footage and
    redigitized it. low and behold, the pixelation errors were still all
    over the movie, just in different spots.

    i switched from 2k and 3.0 to xp and 3.5 about half way through the
    year, maybe that was the source of the problem. probably these little
    black spots and audio errors are the source of the bigger grey
    pixelation errors.

    I HAVE OTHER FOOTAGE AND MOVIES ON THIS COMPUTER THAT PLAY TO DECK
    PERFECTLY THROUGH AVID.

    this is all original footage. shot NTSC on a GL1. there are no mixed
    resolutions. a couple shots were shot with a sony dcr pc-100. its all
    16x9 footage.

    when i was first editing the movie last summer there were definitely
    not any of these problems. somewhere in the middle of the year they
    occured. i don't remember if it was exactly when i upgraded or not.

    when i watch the movie in xdv there are none of the BIG GREY
    pixelation problems. there are the little black ones. and i've fixed
    most of the sound, by editing out the blips. when i export a QT movie
    there are also none of the big grey pixelation errors, only the
    smaller black ones. only on the dv cam and the monitor i patch it to
    can you see the big pixelation problems.

    my system spex are:
    xpress dv 3.5
    xp pro
    athalon t bird 1.4
    abit kg7 raid
    ati radeon dual head ve
    2x 120 gig ibm desk stars 7k rpm (has all the video)
    1x 60 gig of the same
    1x20 gig of the same
    d-link firewire card (texas instruments)

    sony dcr pc-100 camcorder as deck

    sorry this is so long. just being thurough.
    thanks for any ideas
     
    max slomoff, Oct 2, 2003
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