Once again, I am hoping the expertise of the devoted leaders of our USERS FORUM can solve my problems. Thank you again for your devotion and efforts on behalf of all of us who struggle to produce our masterpieces.
I purchased Pre El 13 on Dec 29 and installed it 1-5-15.
My computer—Hpe 580t, Win 7 Professional 64-bit OS with a second internal 1 TB hard drive; Burner Drive F: Name-- hp CDDVDW TS-H653T
Intel R Core, TM i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07 GHz, RAM 9.00GB
I use a Nikon Coolpix 100 camera to video indoor pickleball tournaments at 5 mega pixel size. These video clips range from seven seconds to one or two minutes. I use PREL 13 to arrange the clips into whole games, which requires a lot of editing to eliminate in-between rallies and to correct lighting. Starting with as many as 5 or 6 hours of clips, I pare down to a movie that will fit comfortably on one DVD—less than four GB, or 1 hour 45 minutes, of finished material. After struggling alone for three months, I was able to produce such a DVD within about two weeks, thanks to A T Romano.
THE PROBLEM—after all the time and effort to produce a good movie, Prel won’t recognize the burner on my computer; therefore, I can’t produce a DVD disk. (I always go through the Publish and Share dialog for burning a DVD with recommended settings.) See Figure 1—below.
Even after I click on RESCAN several times, and make sure a blank disk is in the F: burner drive, PREL 13.1 refuses to find the computer burner.
Due to insufficient Upload speed (usually between 2.5 to 3.5 mbps) internet speed, sharing my Videos is wholly dependent on burning one to two hours of edited videos to DVD medium. I have tried saving the movie to a Video_TS file on my computer, but cannot save all the components of the movie in the same TS file and be able to burn a DVD using ImgBurn. The menus and scene markers are missing completely, and some of the video clips are also missing. See Figure 2.
I want to use the Movie Menu Tools and scene markers to designate the beginning and ending of each scene, which I will burn to a DVD for playback on TV. Movie menus and scene markers only work if I use the burner through PREL 13. Other outside burners, like Windows Movie Maker or ImgBurn do not recognize the movie theme or the scene markers, nor do they provide any way to skip to a certain scene marker on the disk.
While working on other projects, I was able to burn DVD’s; however, I have become increasingly frustrated, because the vacant box indicating no burner detected is now happening every time.
Would this problem be solved by upgrading or installing another burner?
Or is this some ingrained bug in the PREL 13 software? (Such as; a burn can fail by inserting a stop marker at the end of a movie or scene)
Another PROBLEM—there is no way to save the edited video clips to a file, to be used again when PREL refuses to recognize my computer’s burner, which requires me to start all over with the editing process.
To avoid importing all the raw videos to PREL in an endless chain of clips and editing, I tried saving each game, or sometimes a whole match, to an mpg2 file on the computer. Then it could be returned to my project by dragging and dropping the file onto the timeline in the proper sequence. This method works in theory, but again, PREL won’t detect my burner in PUBLISH AND SHARE.
Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and experience with me.