We have a video business. we have upgraded to better software although I know that it is nothing compared to the stuff that "the big guns use"
I found this site and hope you can help. We have used Pinnacle and then we fell in love with Power Director because of all the extra effects which are necessary for the kind of videos we make and the population we serve. The problem is that when we transfer the edited video back on to the DV it JUMPS and SKIPS with the music and the video. Perhaps this is a compatibility problem?
At this point we are desperate to fix it because we have now two weddings (after tonight it will be three) to edit. HELP!
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we want to buy Video Explosion or some other software...but I am worried about the compatibility. We have a Panasonic when I get home I will know the exact model...Panasonic MD 9000 I think???
Did you have the same problem with both your Pinnacle (Studio?) and Power Director? If not, check the output settings on both and try changing the Power Director output settings to match those of Studio.
Here is some information that you need to supply before any of the experts can help you:
Does the problem appear on the video when you output it back to tape, but not on the raw captured files? Does it appear when you play it on a TV and not on your computer?
What are your capture and output settings including video standard (NTSC or PAL), frame size, frame type and frame rate? The capture and output settings I use in my part of the world (North America) are NTSC, 720 x 480, Field Order A, 29.97fps. In particular, if the finished video used "Frame-based" as the frame type, there may be some flickering visible when the video is played back through a TV.
Of course, it could be that your computer is not up to snuff, so you should provide the computer specifications, including the processor, RAM type and amount, video card, operating system, and whether or not you have a dedicated video drive.