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Forum: Author, Make Menus, Slideshows, Burn 12-17-2010, 12:55 PM
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Posted By bbartley9
Burned DVDs won't play on some players

I know there can be issues with burned DVDs not playing on some players, but I have experienced it now myself with some home videos we converted from VHS to DVD, following what I think are some safe...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 09-01-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,065
Posted By bbartley9
Yeah, I was initially wondering if the Apple...

Yeah, I was initially wondering if the Apple ProRes codec is making some occasional mathematical errors in the process of trying to enforce a 29.97 frame rate (by adding duplicates), which might...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 09-01-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,065
Posted By bbartley9
Could be the HuffYUV, which is done through the...

Could be the HuffYUV, which is done through the Perian package on Mac. FCP is out of the picture, I think, as I see this right after the first encode to ProRes422 using Compressor (before importing...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 09-01-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,065
Posted By bbartley9
Correct, in general (AVT 8710).... I am trying to...

Correct, in general (AVT 8710).... I am trying to remember if this particular capture had it in the path, though ... maybe not. The frame that seems to be missing looks OK to me in VLC with the AVI...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 09-01-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,065
Posted By bbartley9
Encoding is adding duplicate frames

Need some help understanding a video conversion issue I am seeing. I'm taking a captured AVI file (HuffYUV encoded, 640x480, 29.970 FR, audio is PCM 48kHz) from PC to Mac, then using Apple Compressor...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 08-28-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,084
Posted By bbartley9
So, just an update ... I went ahead and bought...

So, just an update ... I went ahead and bought MainConcept Reference for Mac (MPEG-2 module), and thankfully got $100 off due to a coupon code. Total was $415. I played with demos from Episode and...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 08-21-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,084
Posted By bbartley9
OK, success... I think it may have been the...

OK, success... I think it may have been the interlace setting of "Field" causing the problem, as I set it to "Frame" and now it muxes. I also then set GOP headers and closed GOP, but Closed GOP makes...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 08-21-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,084
Posted By bbartley9
The interlace setting in ffmpegX was set to...

The interlace setting in ffmpegX was set to "Field". There is also a "Frame" setting (better?) and Not Interlaced. I can try Frame and see if it helps the situation.

I realized I could (and just...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 08-20-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,084
Posted By bbartley9
outputs from Gspot analyzer

Attached are two outputs from Gspot. One works in DVDSP and the other does not (as labeled in filenames). I see that VIDEO_MPEG2_PPF is PPF in the non-working, and VIDEO_MPEG2_TFF is TFF in the...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 08-20-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,084
Posted By bbartley9
I can do that this evening and post it. Thanks!

I can do that this evening and post it. Thanks!
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 08-20-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,084
Posted By bbartley9
DVDSP4 does take the .m2v file (and a little...

DVDSP4 does take the .m2v file (and a little progress bar pops up that takes about 5 secs to complete ... not sure if it's just loading/copying it or doing some conversion). Then I import the audio...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 08-20-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,084
Posted By bbartley9
I have been experimenting with ffmepgX on Mac,...

I have been experimenting with ffmepgX on Mac, which is a GUI for the ffmeg and mpeg2enc encoders, among others. It works pretty well, and I like the .m2v outputs better than anything I can get from...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 08-18-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,084
Posted By bbartley9
Great, thanks for the help. I was able to reduce...

Great, thanks for the help. I was able to reduce the noise quite a bit in Compressor by copying one of the canned settings to a new one, and editing all the controls to increase bitrate and apply a...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 08-17-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,084
Posted By bbartley9
Thanks for the help! MainConcept may be out of my...

Thanks for the help! MainConcept may be out of my budget range for now, though it may become a necessity if I can't get better results with Compressor. Compressor came with DVD Studio Pro (in Final...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 08-16-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,084
Posted By bbartley9
Adding attachments to show details of source and...

Adding attachments to show details of source and output files, and the encoder settings
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 08-16-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,084
Posted By bbartley9
Getting MPEG2 artifacts with DVD encoding from AVI/HuffYUV source

I am taking a 5GB (12 min) AVI file captured from ATI 9000 AIW using the HuffYUV codec (720x480 NTSC, 48-kHz/16-bit PCM audio), transferring it a Mac and then using Final Cut Studio 2's Compressor...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-20-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,575
Posted By bbartley9
Got the cables hooked up (ATI AIW 9000 to sound...

Got the cables hooked up (ATI AIW 9000 to sound card Aux input) and figured out the sound/mixer controls in Windows for my sound card (Diamond XS5.1). I am noticing the recorded/captured sound and...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-27-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,575
Posted By bbartley9
Excellent ... thanks! And the photos are very...

Excellent ... thanks! And the photos are very helpful. I need to grab a PCI sound card, since this PC only has onboard integrated audio right now, and the internal audio connector is hooked to the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-26-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,575
Posted By bbartley9
Just to clarify, do I need this audio connection...

Just to clarify, do I need this audio connection (external or internal) for proper capture, or is it only needed to play back sound into the computer's speakers when viewing live? My first capture...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-23-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,600
Posted By bbartley9
Excellent, thanks a lot! :)

Excellent, thanks a lot! :)
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 06-21-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,723
Posted By bbartley9
Yes, I have a Microcenter down the street, much...

Yes, I have a Microcenter down the street, much to my wife's chagrin :) It comes in very handy.
Just to clarify, will it work to buy a new motherboard with an AGP slot, or is it best to locate an...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 06-20-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,723
Posted By bbartley9
thanks!

Thanks lordsmurf and admin, this is very helpful input on all counts :)
I also am not finding any info online regarding support of AIW card on Mac, and am not up for taking the hacking route on my...
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