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Gulstan
Ulead Video Studio 7
on Nov 23, 2003 at 1:38:46 pm

I am currently using the above with a FW card that came free with Canon MV450I. The porblem I have is the time it takes to render the video which can be twice as long as the actual capture. Can I purchase any other software or hardware which will eliminate the rendering, so that I can capture and burn to DVD or (S) VCD??


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Jerry Jones
Re: Ulead Video Studio 7
on Nov 25, 2003 at 10:09:09 pm

If you are using a Firewire card - and the card is OHCI compliant - you are in luck.

Ulead VideoStudio 7 - assuming your system is fast enough - can capture directly to the MPEG-2 file format.

1. Open Ulead VideoStudio 7;

2. Click FILE > SELECT DEVICE CONTROL;

3. Choose MS1394 DEVICE CONTROL from the drop-down list and then click the OK button;

4. Click FILE > CHANGE CAPTURE PLUG-IN;

5. Choose the ULEAD DSW MPEG CAPTURE PLUG-IN from the drop-down list and click the OK button;

7. Click FILE > PROJECT SETTINGS;

8. When the PROJECT PROPERTIES pop-up menu appears, click the EDIT button;

I would offer the following precise video/audio settings as a suggestion:

NTSC drop frame (29.97 fps)
MPEG files
24 Bits, 720 x 480, 29.97 fps
Field Order A
(DVD-NTSC), 4:3
Video data rate: Variable (Max. 8264 kbps)
LPCM Audio, 48 KHz, Stereo

9. After you choose the above settings, click the OK buttons to return to the video editor;

10. Now make sure your DV camcorder is powered "on" and connected to your computer;

11. Click the CAPTURE step button at the top of the interface;

12. Click the OPTIONS button;

13. When the pop-up menu appears, click MPEG SETTINGS;

14. Adjust your MPEG capture settings to match the settings you chose above;

15. Click the CAPTURE VIDEO button to begin capturing video from your digital camcorder to your hard drive - to the specific folder you have specified in the capture folder text entry box on the capture page.

Now - when you edit - Ulead's Smart Render technology will work, confining any further rendering *only* to transitions, titles, or filters.

This will help preserve the quality of your MPEG video.

(Audio will be re-rendered when editing MPEG.)

If you prefer to capture/edit in the DV .avi file format, then follow the steps I've outlined on the tutorial page here:

http://www.jonesgroup.net/videostudiodvcaptureone.htm

Hope this information is helpful,

Jerry Jones
http://www.jonesgroup.net


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Gulstan
Re: Ulead Video Studio 7
on Nov 26, 2003 at 4:04:35 pm

Thanks for the information Jerry.
What setting do I choose for PAL as I am in the UK.


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Jerry Jones
Re: Ulead Video Studio 7
on Nov 26, 2003 at 11:15:03 pm

There should be some PAL templates included in Ulead VideoStudio version 7.

1. Open Ulead VideoStudio 7;

2. Click FILE > PREFERENCES;

3. Click the CAPTURE tab;

4. Check the box that says USE SPLIT DIALOGUE BOX FOR CAPTURE SETTINGS.

By checking that option, you should see the templates for PAL capture.

You haven't mentioned whether you plan to capture to the DV .avi file format or directly to the MPEG file format.

I'm going to give you a tip:

If you plan to capture/edit MPEG files, be aware of an issue that I ran into earlier this year.

I brought it to Ulead's attention and they promptly provided me with the fix.

THE ISSUE: loss of video/audio synchronization on authored DVD discs using source MPEGs edited in VideoStudio (or MediaStudio Pro).

It was an especially puzzling problem for me because the MPEGs I edited appeared to retain their sync when played in Windows Media Player and when previewed within my DVD authoring applications.

But the MPEGs were - in fact - flawed because the loss of synchronization would become apparent following the video/audio multiplexing stage during DVD disc authoring.

I then tested the Ulead fix.

On my Windows XP computer:

1. I clicked START;

2. I clicked MY COMPUTER;

3. I clicked C: drive;

4. I clicked the DOCUMENTS & SETTINGS folder;

5. In the WINDOWS TOOLS menu, I clicked FOLDER OPTIONS;

6. I clicked the VIEW tab;

7. I ticked the option to SHOW HIDDEN FILES AND FOLDERS;

8. I clicked OK;

9. I clicked the ALL USERS folder;

10. I clicked the APPLICATION DATA folder;

11. I clicked the ULEAD SYSTEMS folder;

12. I clicked the ULEAD VIDEOSTUDIO folder;

13. I clicked the 7.0 folder;

14. I clicked the MSP U-V-S (configuration) file;

15. Under the heading, I typed CloseAudioDTR=1;

As follows:


CloseAudioDTR=1

16. I saved the change.

(I added the same line to all of my Ulead video editing programs.)

It worked.

By adding this entry, I am able to edit MPEG files from DVD disc camcorders such as the Panasonic VDR-M30, DVD player/recorders such as the Toshiba D-R1, etc.

I am able to combine several MPEGs to become a single DVD-ready MPEG-2 file that can be exported and burned to disc.

As long as my Ulead VIDEOSTUDIO project settings match the properties of the source MPEG, I only observe re-encoding of the timeline *AUDIO.*

The video, however, remains untouched - except where it has been changed by titles, transitions, or filters.

By adding the above entry, the MPEG video and audio synchronization is perfect - even after the edited file is burned to a DVD or CD disc with custom menus.

Hope this helps,

Jerry Jones
http://www.jonesgroup.net




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Paul Warner
Re: Ulead Video Studio 7
on Jan 11, 2004 at 11:11:14 pm

Hi Jerry,

Thanx for the info about the sinc problems.

Tell me . Is this only a NTSC issue?? I'm in the PAL world.
Last week I captured a TV program with DVDMF2 PAL DVD @ 6megbit and quality 15. After capturing the 5 segments I loaded them into MSPRO 7 and edited out the comercials and created a new DVD file. I burned this to a DVD RW with DVDMF and played. There was no lip sinc problems. I did not have the patch "
CloseAudioDTR=1" in my MSP.ini file..

Reagrds

PaulW

Regards.

Paul Warner


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