Which nVidia card do you have?
What is the installed version/date of the nVidia driver?
Is your computer a laptop with the nVidia using shared RAM?
What was the exact text in the error message?
I found the problem. In version 3 of PE, one could import still photos, and add special effects, and length. Not so with PE9, one must import a movie file. When I hit replay, the graphic card went nuts. When I import a single slide, as a video file from Photoshop 9, slideshow maker, the playback works well. Thanks for the help,
PrE 9 will Import Still Images, and the program will basically convert them internally, into Video Clips w/ the Duration set in Edit>Preferences>General, and at the FPS of the Project.
What can create severe problems are the format of the Still Images, and also the pixel x pixel dimensions of the Still Images. This ARTICLE goes into much more detail on the pixel x pixel dimensions for Still Images.
As for Still Image formats, PSD's (Photoshop's/PSE's native format), TIFF, JPEG (so long as they are NOT Progressive), PNG and most GIF's, should Import well, and if Scaled to fit the Project, should not cause an issue.
Glad that things are working well for you now, and good luck,
Pixel size is what causes my problems. I have a Sony a850 full frame camera, which has one of the largest pixel size sensors, (24.6) megapixel on the market. The camera has an extra-fine JPEG format size that produces a pixel size of 6048X4032.
Even if I reduce the pixel size to 4912X3264, and run the photos in slideshow on Ps9, or in movie mode on Pe3 or 9, I get some flickering between certain subject areas of the photo that really can’t be considered noise.
Solving the problem then, would be to reduce the pixel size using PsE and using the Baseline (Standard) format, and not using the Progressive format.
The link you provided is full of good advice.
Once again, thank you for your help.
Yes, relying on the Scaling algorithms in PS, or PSE would be the ideal. Since you are starting with JPEG, I would strongly suggest that you explore doing a Save_As PSD, so as to not undergo another JPEG compression. Some users do not see the degradation in the second JPEG compression, but I, and some others do. I would test for myself, as your eyes are the ones that count.
Good luck, and yes, if you do use JPEG, you do not want Progressive, but Baseline Optimized.