Can you tell us how you are doing the Importing of the DVD material? There are several workflows for doing this.
Also, can you post a screen-cap of your Project Monitor, showing the problems? That could be very helpful.
Have you updated your video card's driver to the very latest?
However I think i may have solved it, ---- OH no, i tried this - rendered the Timeline preview by pressing the Enter Key?
Still no luck, as you can see, it shows very blockey, the preview window works fine, in PE8, and I can work all the videos and images in VLC medoia player or WMP ok and fine, so i don't think i want to start dithering with video latest drivers.
I used the updates in PE8, do you think it would have worked fine before this ?
Over to you ?
Also, ensure that you're using the project preset for DVD/Hard Drive Camcorders (this is very important).
And, if there is a red line above your clips on the timeline, render your video by pressing Enter.
I made sure i used " DVD/Hard Drive Camcorders (this is very important " and yes i
and there is a full green line under the timeline, after it was rendered.
This looks like a video display driver issue. Have you updated your video driver?
I may try re installing PE 8, before committing to the updates which i installed, i find it weird why all my other vidoe clips and photos work fine, except on PE8, this is a disappointment to me, but i'm not giving up yet.
all the videos work fine, on all the other playback devices i have, installed on my PC, i really cannot see it being a video card, i'll try all else first though.
Unlikely that the 8.0.1 update caused the problem.
- latest graphics and sound drivers from the manufacturers website.
- all windows updates.
- latest version of QuickTime.
Your Windows is presumably 32-bit as this explains why Windows isn't recognising your full RAM.
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An NLE (Non Linear Editor), like PrE interfaces much more closely with a video driver, than most other programs, with the exception of extreme games and 3D rendering applications - much more than a simple video player, or even programs, like Photoshop. The same is true for the audio driver also.
It is very common for just a simple OS update/hot-fix to break the video driver. That is why most mfgrs. issue updates about once per month. Updating those is common practice. I just had to do it for several of my nVidia equipped computers, after a couple of MS Windows XP-Pro Security updates broke my older drives and for 3 different nVidia cards.
Updating video (and audio) drivers is a very simple procedure. I also recommend that one go to the mfgr's. site for the very latest driver.
I have to congratulate you, i was very nervous installing new drivers, but hey presto, i re installed PE8, and i will now install the update to PE8.
Thank you very much indeed.
I will make sure my audio and other main drivers are now upto date.
Glad that things went well. One needs to read the instructions for each driver, and never trust that the procedure is exactly as it was only a month ago for the same card. Normally, it is and is only a simple download and execute, but I have seen times, where one had to first disable certain features in the card driver's console first. Always check carefully.
The two main drivers to be aware of are the video and the audio, as they often get broken by OS updates. Next most likely is not really a driver, but the firmware in one's DVD burner. Those get replaced about every 6 mos. +/-. Many of the other drivers are provided by the OS, but there can be many exceptions.
There are some utilities, that claim to get all necessary drivers on a system updated automatically. I have never seen one that worked very well. This is especially true with the video and audio drivers. What those utilities say is up to date is usually 9 mos. out of date and maybe 6-10 updates out. I would not trust such utilities, and would just do it by hand and get the drivers from the mfgr's. site, at the first sign of trouble.