Problems with VideoReDo and Pinnacle DVD Impression Pro

Anonymous

New member
Good day,

First off, cool software. I would really like to get this to work!

When after editing captured mpegs (WinTV-PVR-350), and slicing out commercials with VideoReDo, I then use Pinnacle DVD Impression Pro to create DVD. First off, Impression didn't like the audio streams - complains that CRC is missing. So, I used BeSweet to convert to .AC3 files and this problem went away. Next problem, when authoring the DVD, again in Impresssion, I get to a point where it is mux'ing the video and audio and then I get an "unknown error". From looking into the Pinnacle support forums, it seems to come back to the actual mpeg encoding. Any ideas?
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
I get to a point where it is mux'ing the video and audio and then I get an "unknown error". From looking into the Pinnacle support forums, it seems to come back to the actual mpeg encoding. Any ideas?
You can disable VideoReDo's MPEG encoding by disabling Frame Accurate editing on the Tools>Options>General page. This will round your cut points to the next GOP boundary thereby avoiding possible encoding.
 

Anonymous

New member
Already set

I've been using the settings that you recommended all along so that will not work. I did also try to input the audio and video streams into dvd-lab and the audio comes up with errors. ???
 

Anonymous

New member
update

Quick newsflash, after fooling with settings within videoredo, if I turn off the moviefactory option, pinnacle impression goes a long way through one of my videos before I run into troubles. (Same error.) I also pushed a video into impression without slicing out commercials, no problems. So I am have a definite issue with videoredo....Any ideas?
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
Will have to think about this a bit. Tried to find a trial version of Pinnacle Impression, but they don't seem to have one.
 

Anonymous

New member
Figured it out

ok, here's the scoop. If you deselect the moviemaker option and select the exact frame option, voila, it works. But I've ran into another little snag. When playing the dvd on the tv, it will pixelize every once in a while. Much like if you change channels while watching digital cable. Any ideas?
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
When you say Movie Maker, do you mean "Movie Factory"?

Does the pixelation occur in the raw MPEG output by VideoRedo?

Finally, what version of VideoReDo are you using?
 

Anonymous

New member
Sorry, I did mean Movie Factory.

Second, upon looking at the final product, there doesn't seem to be pixelation, but after Impression does it's thing, there is on the final product, the cut dvd. I'm not sure if this issue is arising during burning or when impression is remuxing the video and audio before creating the dvd. Any ideas would be greatfull. Cheers.
 

phd

Super Moderator
A couple of thoughts for you regarding pixelation since I had the same issue when burning DVDs and playing them.

1. Separate the authoring and burning process. Author the DVD to a folder on your hard drive. Preview it there. Does it look OK? Burn to a DVD and play on your set top box. Do you see pixelation? This solved part of my problem.

2. Try different brands of media. You may have a compatibilty problem between your media and your burner or player. Also try a different program to burn the authored DVD folder from your harddrive to the DVD. This solved the rest of my problem.

This is what worked for me. As long as the DVD folder on your hard drive looks good and the pixelation exists only on the authored DVD, this may solve it for you.
 

Anonymous

New member
Thanks for the reply phd, but I do have a quick question for you. Which programs did you use to burn the dvd folder with that worked well for you?
 

phd

Super Moderator
I use Ulead's DVD Movie Factory to author. I noticed a pixelation and a video stuttering problem when authoring and burning in one step and tried to break it down to smaller tasks to find where the problem was. By rendering to a folder and previewing on the computer, I looked at whether or not there was a problem with the authoring or burning step.

I then burned to the DVD using neoDVD Copy. I replayed the burned DVD on the DVD player. If there was a problem, I confirmed functionality on the computer. I did notice that different combinations of media and burner would give different results. For me, the combination of the Pioneer burner and Princo DVDs worked best.

Hope this helps.
 
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