problems with virtualdub and editstudio

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Mike Scott, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. Mike Scott

    Mike Scott Guest

    I'm using editstudio (an old version, 4.1.5) to make a video including
    clips from a moving vehicle on a fairground. I'm trying to use
    virtualdub/deshaker as a preprocessor to remove the camera shake. Should
    be easy, but no.......

    Firstly, virtualdub complains it can't initialize the output codec. Same
    for all of them, except uncompressed. I haven't a clue where to look for

    Secondly, if I use uncompressed output (a huge file :) ), it seems
    that what virtualdub outputs (even with no filters) isn't digested too
    well by editstudio. On some scenes, when an object moves across the
    screen, I get am obvious coarse comb effect - the comb appears to be
    /about/ 26 scan lines in period, ~13 left then ~13 right. This doesn't
    appear unless the video has been processed by virtualdub. (A
    single-line-width comb, presumably due to interlacing effects, is also
    evident sometimes). OTOH such a file plays correctly in mediaplayer,
    with no evidence of such a coarse "comb" effect.

    Amazing how the "quick" jobs mess up so readily :-(

    Any ideas would be /most/ welcome - thanks.

    (working on XP, if it makes a difference).
    Mike Scott, Oct 17, 2007
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  2. Hi Mike,

    PureMotion has an excellent forum for Editstudio at Try to also pose your question
    Lou van Wijhe, Oct 19, 2007
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  3. Mike Scott

    Mike Scott Guest

    Thanks for that. I used to know about that forum ..... been away from
    the video scene too long :-(

    After some trial and lots of error, it turns out the coarse comb effect
    is related to image scaling by EditStudio - I worked around by
    prescaling with virtualdub ......

    ......which /still/ won't use the codecs that have been on this machine
    since year dot. Although it /will/ use new ones downloaded from
    free-codec. Is there a way of reinstalling XP's standard codecs??
    Mike Scott, Oct 20, 2007
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