HELP!

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by geepeetee, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. geepeetee

    geepeetee Guest

    Hi

    I have had a canon mini dv camcorder for a year or so now but have never got
    my head round editing and copying to vcd. I am under extreme pressure to
    save some footage of my daughter horse riding to vcd for her to watch on the
    dvd player.

    I have: Win 98se, 1.1ghz cpu, 32 mb geeforce gfx, 384 mb ram, firewire card
    and 30 gb free HDD and edit studio 3.

    When i try to capture some video it starts ok and the pie chart shows saved
    file size and remaing space but after a minute or so it seems to stop
    although the counter keeps running and the buttons give the impression it is
    stilll saving to the hdd. The reason i have put this off so long is that
    edit studio seems a very sophisticated piece of kit, all i want to do is
    save video to vcd with some basic editing as i get better.

    Any advice appreciated

    Gary
     
    geepeetee, Oct 17, 2003
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  2. geepeetee

    Tony Morgan Guest

    Try having a read through http://www.camcord.info/basics/
     
    Tony Morgan, Oct 17, 2003
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  3. geepeetee

    geepeetee Guest

    HI

    thanks for reply but the help page doesn't really answer my problem, have
    you any advice as to why i dont seem to be able to capture any amount of
    footage to the hdd for editing.

    thanks

    Gary
     
    geepeetee, Oct 19, 2003
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  4. geepeetee

    Nik Aves Guest

    1) Is the HDD you are saving the video to, a seperate HDD from the OS HDD?
    If it is the same HDD the Operating System could be interupting the video
    writing.

    2) What is the interface to the HDD? presumabley IDE, but is it
    ATA33/66/100?
    the faster the better!!

    3) If you have the HDD as the Master and for example a CDROM as the Slave,
    the interface will be slowed down by the CDROM, as this interface is usually
    slower than ATA33. Therefore try putting the CDROM on the Secondary
    interface if possible

    4) You may have 30GB free, but is fragmented? Run Defrag to create a
    continous 30GB free lump!

    5) Is your HDD Fat32 or NTFS? NTFS will handle better!

    6) Win98se......... Win2000 would be more stable in handling this type of
    thing!

    Hope this helps!

    Nik
     
    Nik Aves, Oct 23, 2003
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