Have you rendered the Preview? If not the timeline will have a red line running across it - just press [ENTER].
What project settings did you choose for this project?
If you still have your 2002 Vaio does that play the same footage?
New Computer = Out of date drivers. See if this helps:
- If you got the graphics drivers from HP see if the manufacturers site has a newer version.
- Update your sound drivers from the manufacturers web site.
- Install all windows updates.
- Update QuickTime to latest version.
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It also makes a difference what type of video you are trying to edit.
What kind of camcorder did this video come from and how did you get it into your computer?
Some non-standard video formats -- like video from still cameras or Flip cameras -- will not work natively in this program.
Thanks for the reply, Neale. No, I did not render the preview, I never have. I honestly didn't know about that. That solved my problems. Strange how it never hung up on my 2002 VAIO that didn't have nearly the power of this new PC. In answer to your question, yes, these files always played in my now broken VAIO. It doesn't matter, I'm good to go now.
I've always gone with the default 'General' settings. What would you recommend? Thanks again, I really appreciate it.
Steve, Thanks for chiming in. Please see my reply to Neale. You guys are great.
With your camcorder, you should be using the project preset for a widescreen DV camcorder.
If you're using the proper project preset, your footage should appear on your timeline with no red or green lines above it until you add effects or transitions to it. (This also means you won't have to render until you add effects or transitions to it.)
Is this the case? If so, your miniDV footage should work very efficiently with your system (assuming you've updated it, as Neale recommends).
Glad that things are now working for you. Thanks for posting the G-Spot screen, as it shows that you are working with DV-AVI Type II w/ 48KHz 16-bit PCM/WAV Audio. That is as good as it gets. When you said "AVI," I was worried a bit, because AVI is just a wrapper, and can contain all sorts of "stuff." Your G-Spot screen was key to figuring out what was inside that wrapper - job well-done.
I've always gone with the default 'General' settings. What would you recommend?
Not sure what "General Settings" you are asking about here. Can you be more specific?
One should not have to Render DV-AVI Type II Clips, unless something has been done to them, like an added Effect. You mention that you did not yet add any Effects. Did you add any Titles, or PiP Clips (on a Video Track above)? Your having to render is puzzling. The only thing that I can think of, to account for this is a mis-match between your DV-AVI source footage, and your Project Preset. I could not find the specs. of your Project. Can you please furnish those too?
Thanks again, gentlemen. The default 'General' settings I was referring to were settings available when clicking Edit>Project Settings>General. From the drop down menu one can change settings there. The project I was referring to *did* have a simple title and an intro effect at the beginning of the video. (It's the 'Rubberneckin' video linked below.)
Guess what? I've gone back to the project that was giving me trouble and I'll be darned if I can recreate the problem, even with a scrolling timeline. So now with or without effects, transitions, etc., everything is working as it should. Who knows what was going on? Maybe I had a virus scan or backup in progress at the time.
In any event, everything is good to go now. Thanks for your time.
Here's a link to 129 of my YouTube videos. No fancy video editing but PRE7 has been extremely reliable and I'm constantly getting compliments on my quality and presentation. Thanks again!
The default 'General' settings I was referring to were settings available when clicking Edit>Project Settings>General. From the drop down menu one can change settings there.
Thank you. That is your Project Preset, and should match your source footage 100%. If you have NTSC (or PAL) DV material, you will choose the NTSC (or PAL) DV Preset w/ 48KHz 16-bit Audio.
The project settings we're talking about are not available under the Edit menu, cptnstlite.
These are the settings you select when you first open a new project. As Hunt says, they MUST match your source video in order for you to see optimized quality in your videos.
Got it. Yes, everything matches and the problem has been resolved. Thanks for the time you guys have spared to help me resolve my problem.
Good news and thanks for reporting your success.