Studio 8......Dropped frames on DV output......Update

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Paul, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    In an effort to try to cure the Dropped frame problem, I ditched
    studio 8 and got Vegas 4.

    Vegas is extremely good, With more control over the edit than Studio
    offers and no glitches at all.

    I Recaptured my film and edited it. I output it to the camcorder and
    to my horror exactly the same problem of dropped frames
    occured......completly random, although usually about 30 sec to a
    minute apart

    After alot of thinking, I thought there might be a chance that my
    Broadband Cable modem (which is always switched on and connected via
    USB) could be interfering with the firewire transfere. So I shut down
    the machine and unplugged the USB cable from the modem, rebooted and
    hey-presto no more dropped frames on output!!

    Just goes to show, there are many variables that can affect video
    transfere..not all of which are immediately obvious.
    Paul, Jul 8, 2003
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    Jerry. Guest

    The golden rule for either video capture or export to tape is, DON'T run any
    other software other than that needed to run the machine and your NLE
    system, that means Broadband, firewall, anti virus etc. all stopped. Sorry
    that you learnt that the expencive way !... :~(
    Jerry., Jul 8, 2003
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  3. Unrelated to video but think about connecting your cable modem via a
    NIC, received wisdom is that it's the best way to go as it uses less
    computer resources and you can pick one up for about a tenner.

    Michael Swift, Jul 8, 2003
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    Tony Morgan Guest

    In message <>, Paul
    As I keep reminding folk here, anything which uses system resources
    while doing video work can screw things up. And its amazing how many
    things sit in the background grabbing CPU/memory without you realising
    it. That's why I keep tub-thumping about using EndItAll before doing any
    video work.
    Tony Morgan, Jul 8, 2003
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    Mike Scott Guest

    I see your point; I'm not sure its that simple. As I seem to keep
    saying, dv out on my duron800 never did work, in spite of tweaks and
    disabling of everything in sight and of a good deal not in sight. New
    machine (granted an athlon2500, so just a tadge faster) works straight
    off - lan, firewall, xp services, the lot still running. At least, I
    got a straight 5 minutes of video out to camera the other day without
    error, while testing the new box, with no special precautions.

    Must depend on whether the gremlins are happy.......
    Mike Scott, Jul 9, 2003
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