Hi. I’m new to this forum and have scoured this forum to see if there was a previous questions that dealt with my problem. Although I didn’t find one, I was impressed with the knowledge of the answers and the desire to help those in trouble so that’s why I joined. I need help!
I have been editing on PE7 for one year and have no problems before. I do not make any changes to the settings as I am not an expert and do not understand what they mean or can do for my projects but I’ve never had a problem of any kind before so it wasn’t a problem. Now I have a problem.
I have two laptops that I use for editing. One is a Toshiba (specs below) and the other is a Dell (specs below). The Toshiba has a firewire input and the Dell doesn’t so when I edit on the Dell, I input on the Toshiba and movie it via flash drive or external hard drive to the Dell. I’ve never had any problems before with this procedure.
I do not change any of the presets that are there as I do not know anything about them. Everything was fine with both computers and I had no problem with PE7. I put together a video that is about 4 ½ minutes long with footage that are imported into the Toshiba and then moved via external HD to the Dell. I did the editing on the Dell. It have numerous avi clips that I put together with mp3 music. The video, music and all of the clips looked perfect even after rendering it. When I finalized it and made it a windows media file and a quicktime movie, the video became pixilated in both formats. I do not have any other programs open while editing. It is pixilated in windows media player, quicktime player and when I play it in PE7 too.
I have PE8 but was waiting until I finished this project to install. However, when this problem occurred, I installed PE8 hoping it would fix the problem. It did not so I uninstalled PE8 and restored the computers to a date prior to when I installed PE8.
Also , is there a way to get back to the file was prior to finalizing it? It looked perfect during playback even in full screen prior to finalizing it. How do I get rid of the pixilation on this file?
I have never had any problems before with either computer. There were no changes to the computers before the problem occurred.
Oh, and I did try editing together some of the original footage in another file on both computers to see if it was just this file but both of them finalized pixilated. This is a completely new problem (in the last week) and I never had this before.
~Dell Inspirion 1545 (less than 3 months old)
Cpu – acpi x64 based pc/windows 7 home premium
Driver – Samsung sm320II, 6.1.7600 16385
Processors – Pentium dual-core cpu T4400-2.20 ghz
RAM – 4.00GB
i.e. 8.0.7600.16385 – no updates (don’t like updating – had problems on previous machines after updating)
173 GB free of 283 GB
Dell - PE7 Advanced export settings (not changed by me) – 320x240, 30 fps/64 kbps, 44khz, stereo vbr, compressed, vbr, 2 pass, audiences: 1, avg 448.00 (kbps), video coded: windows media video 9, frame width (pixels) 320, frame height (pixels) 240, frame rate (fps) 30, pixel aspect ratio: square pixels (1.0), audio: bitrate mode variable unconstrained/audio format 64 kbps, 44 khz, stereo vbr
File size: 12.7 MB, 4 mins,31 0 sec
Imported on Toshiba and then transferred via external hard drive to Dell.
~External hard drive – Seagate free agent fat32 442 gb free of 698 gb
~Toshiba Satellite A205 (3 years old)/Vista Ultiimate
Intel core2 cpu
T5300 @1.73 Ghz
RAM 2046 MB
32 bit operating system
Ie 7.0.6000.16809IC – 256 bit – no recent updates
C hard drive - 22.5 GB free of 110 GB
D hard drive – 17.2 GB free of 149 GB (it is portioned upon purchase, I believe)
I hope I have given enough info so that you can help me with my problem. I’m not tech savvy, but I’m trying.