pinnacle 8 hangs after 2 minutes 30-some-odd seconds

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Ronald O. Christian, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. Windows XP Pro, NTFS file system, 2000+ AMD processor, a half gig of
    ram, lots of swap, Sony TRV 350 captured via USB (2.0), no dropped
    frames.

    About 23 minutes into the project, (very nearly at the end, durnit)
    the capture process suddenly froze. I attempted to stop capture, and
    after three or four minutes Studio 8 came unstuck. I could view the
    video up to the point where it froze, and only the audio continues
    afterwards.

    So I restarted it where it left off, and got another 2 minutes 30 odd
    seconds, and it froze again.

    Mind you, I'm capturing onto NTFS file system with plenty of disk
    space left.

    Thereafter, I could very consistently do 2 minutes 30 seconds of video
    before it would freeze again. Fortunately, I only had about six
    minutes left so I did it in three captures and finished the project.
    Annoying, but not lethal.

    But it's got me wondering -- what happened? What resource did I run
    out of? Has anyone else seen this?

    Tomorrow I'll boot up fresh and start the next project, see if this
    recurs.


    Ron
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    Ronald O. Christian, Oct 18, 2004
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  2. I should have said, Studio version 8.12.7.0.

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    Ronald O. Christian, Oct 18, 2004
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  3. Ronald O. Christian

    Donald Link Guest

    What is the speed of your hard drive???????
     
    Donald Link, Oct 20, 2004
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  4. According to the Pinnacle Data Rate Test, the "Max safe" is 31836
    Kbytes/sec. Call it 30 megabytes/second. I'm using the "best"
    preset, which I believe is a little over 3 megabytes/second. Why?


    Ron

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    Ronald O. Christian, Oct 22, 2004
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    Donald Link Guest

    Because a 5400 rev drive cause all kinds of problems that a 7200 will
    cure.
     
    Donald Link, Oct 23, 2004
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  6. 2 1/2 minutes into a recording? If it can deliver for that long,
    what's suddenly going to happen?
     
    Laurence Payne, Oct 23, 2004
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  7. Ronald O. Christian

    WEBPA Guest

    Because a 5400 rev drive cause all kinds of problems that a 7200 will
    Really? I've been capturing and editing DV on a 500 mHz PIII notebook with a
    single 4200 rpm drive for several years now. (TRV900, Premiere 6). Early-on,
    had problems that were due to my impatience. Since then: No problems whatever.
    webpa
     
    WEBPA, Oct 23, 2004
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