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Can you confirm that you're capturing from a miniDV camcorder over Firewire? And that you have your project set up as a DV project?
If this is the case, I'm not sure what the problem is. It does take the program a few seconds to create the peak files, the wave form you see on your clip on the timeline -- and this could take a while with such a large clip. But it's usually pretty painless with DV footage.
40 gigs of free space is a bit tight for an hour's worth of footage. But, assuming you've got the drive formatted to NTFS rather than FAT32 and that you've freshly defragged it, it should be good enough for this clip.
Meantime, I'd definitly look into tripling that RAM load! You're way too light for DV video editing!
Also, make sure you've got at least 30 gigs of free space on your C drive and that that too is freshly defragmented and up to date.
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What are the audio settings in the camera, from which you did the Capture? When you run the resultant AVI file through the great, free utility, G-SPOT, what does it say about the Audio portion?
I would guess that the Audio setting on the camera are something like 32KHz 12-bit, but until we know, there could be other issues.
Also, please tell us about your system's I/O sub-system, i.e. your HDD's, their size, speed, controller type, free space, and how you have them allocated.
Good luck, and welcome to the forum,
Hello Bill and Steve,
Your responses are very helpful. Although I was not able to fix the problem yet I do seem to think from what you both say that my system may be too slow to capture the one hour video. In any case I will copy below more details about the system as you requested:
1) Results from running Gspot:
The audio section of the Gspot window was blank. That is, no information was there. The File and Container sections say:
File Size: 12.6 GB
Note: 7.63 GB unneeded bytes at the end of the file
DV Type1 AVI
2) I did run the Gspot on another good avi file (captured to the PC with same camcorder) and says:
Codec PCM Audio
32kHz 1024 kb/s tot (2 chnls).
I suppose these are the audio settings from the camera.
3) Yes, I am capturing video from a miniDV camcorder (JVC GR-D70U).
4) I did not defragment the external drive prior to capturing the video with the audi problem. So I will give that I try and see if it solves the problem.
5) The external drive I am using is formatted to NTFS.
6) The computer is a Dell Dimension 2400, CPU: 2.4 GHZ, RAM: 1.25 GB
7) HDD Size=74GB and 11 GB of free space. But I am downloading video to external drive that has 60 GB free space.
One last piece of information that may be useful. If I open the AVI file (that I captured with Adobe Premiere Elements) with Windows Media Player, the audi sounds good. However if I open it with Adobe it has the problem I mentioned in my previous e-mail.
I'll aprreciate any further hints.