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06-Dec-2004, 01:48 PM #61
I read this posts and went to the sony url that you posted and they are bragging on the replacement for Sony screen blast which is Vegas Movie Studio 4.0. Do you have any info and recommendations on this software. They also offer a trial version of this software. I have downloaded it but will have to wait until my camcorder gets back from the shop to be able to try it.

Hope someone knows something about it.

Thanks Bill
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10-Dec-2004, 06:15 AM #62
Hi Mulder,
In my country DVD burners are not that popular and we still use CD Burners and hence would like to know how to convert .avi files to .dat format.
Also VCD says .mpg file. If I burn this onto a CD, will this run on my VCD player? Because I have Nero CD Burner which creates VCD with a .DAT file. But will that work with .MPG file?

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16-Dec-2004, 10:46 AM #63
If there a type of software that can encode scanned pictures into jpeg format?
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16-Dec-2004, 11:28 AM #64
Burning DVDs from Home Movies
I have read your narrative on Burning DVD's from Home movies.

I have recently purchased a new computer by emachines.

I have been trying to burn my home movies from my digital
camcorder/still camera that I recently purchased too.

I have received one error message after another.

My computer came with microsoft movie maker installed,
and nero installed. Plus I downloaded nero visions express3.
someone told me that it converts Mpeg4 files which is the
format that my digital camera is because I called the manufacturer.

I had already bought and installed ULead DVD
MovieFactory before I read your narrative.

My camera came with the firewire that you mentioned.

My computer also has the sd/memory card media readers on it.

But I can't get the movies to capture from my camera to my
computer using the firewire.

I have the movies on my hard drive in a file under "My Video's".
I retrieved them from the media reader just to view using
the microsoft movie maker and the microsoft media player.

I tried to burn those using nero and I get "no compatible file
found." Which from reading your narrative means that it needs
to be encoded"


I tried to retrieve the home movies directly from my digital
camcorder using the firewires, and I get an error message "no drivers
installed"

Then I tried to retrieve the home movies from the media reader
using the sd/memory card to go directly into the "movie making
software either nero and Ulead MovieFactory and I get an
error message "Media not recognized."

I have been looking for technical support, but I keep running into
road blocks. I have a birthday party on the dvd home movie
and I was very excited about having the camera and the computer
and I was going to put the birthday party on DVD and give it to
some of the folks at the party to enjoy.

Can you help me on what these error messages mean and give me
some advice on where I can go to get someone to walk me through
this.
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16-Dec-2004, 12:04 PM #65
Smeegle,
You did not mention the format of the scanned images. Have they been scanned in some nonstandard format? If the format is bmp, tif, gif etc. it can be converted to jpg by many populsr graphic programs. I use Jasc Pain Shop Pro.
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16-Dec-2004, 12:35 PM #66
Sorry about that Wolfworx. The format is .bmp. I looked up Jasc Pain Shop Pro on google and they didn't give much detail about jpeg conversion. I need something for non professionals with the simplest instruction possible.
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16-Dec-2004, 04:18 PM #67
You can use the new version of FreshView to convert bmp to jpg. It's free!
http://www.freshdevices.com
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16-Dec-2004, 04:52 PM #68
Thanks, Wolfworx. I appreciate your help.
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03-Jan-2005, 07:28 PM #69
Quote:
Originally Posted by joleee2004
I have read your narrative on Burning DVD's from Home movies.

I have recently purchased a new computer by emachines.

I have been trying to burn my home movies from my digital
camcorder/still camera that I recently purchased too.

I have received one error message after another.

My computer came with microsoft movie maker installed,
and nero installed. Plus I downloaded nero visions express3.
someone told me that it converts Mpeg4 files which is the
format that my digital camera is because I called the manufacturer.

I had already bought and installed ULead DVD
MovieFactory before I read your narrative.

My camera came with the firewire that you mentioned.

My computer also has the sd/memory card media readers on it.

But I can't get the movies to capture from my camera to my
computer using the firewire.

I have the movies on my hard drive in a file under "My Video's".
I retrieved them from the media reader just to view using
the microsoft movie maker and the microsoft media player.

I tried to burn those using nero and I get "no compatible file
found." Which from reading your narrative means that it needs
to be encoded"


I tried to retrieve the home movies directly from my digital
camcorder using the firewires, and I get an error message "no drivers
installed"

Then I tried to retrieve the home movies from the media reader
using the sd/memory card to go directly into the "movie making
software either nero and Ulead MovieFactory and I get an
error message "Media not recognized."

I have been looking for technical support, but I keep running into
road blocks. I have a birthday party on the dvd home movie
and I was very excited about having the camera and the computer
and I was going to put the birthday party on DVD and give it to
some of the folks at the party to enjoy.

Can you help me on what these error messages mean and give me
some advice on where I can go to get someone to walk me through
this.
Sorry, but haven't been bag to this thread in awhile. There is a lot of information in there with a number of different errors. You need to sort those out one at a time. First thing is to get the movies captured. But this is not the thread to sort out hardware issues. Go to the Hardware section and start a new thread on your video capture problem. Tell them what type of Camcorder you have and what error you are getting. Also go to Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager and tell them if there are any yellow question marks. Then go to My computer and see if your Camcorder is listed as a peripheral device when it is plugged into the computer and turned on.
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03-Jan-2005, 07:30 PM #70
Quote:
Originally Posted by G00k
Oh great Mulder!

I've been reading through this forum, and I have a suggestion that might make sense:

If you could create a thread (or several) and stick them at the top of the forum like your guide, so that the following could be compared by the various users on the forum:

Video Capture Hardware (internal/external; pci/agp; USB/Firewire)
Video Editing Software (what works with which OS, including Linux; How easy/hard are they to use; How their features compare; How buggy they are)
DVD (& CD) burning software (same as editing concerns above)

My reasoning is that on my first visits to the site (including the whole site for various support questions), I spent a lot of timelooking at previous posts to try NOT to ask the same lame newbie question that has probably been answered perfectly in one of the many screens of posts and replies. Since there are many areas of expertise converging here, grouping into coherent chunks might aid many and reduce duplication.

These three categories are what I'm trying to research right now, but there are probably many many categories fellow forum seekers could suggest that would be narrow enough to facilitate searches, but broad enough to encompass most general questions.

Whadya think?

Your humble supplicant,

G00k
Well, the problem with that is everyone has issues they are trying to research and if we stuff everyone's different issues, we'd have a lot of stuck posts. Feel free to post a new thread if you want and then just keep replying to it to keep it current.
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04-Jan-2005, 11:33 AM #71
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I was wondering whats the best and easiest program to use to download games, movies, and programs?Also if my pc is at 1300MHZ should i clock up to 2600MHZ? Does the quality increase drastically from mpeg to dvd when displayed on a tv???

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04-Jan-2005, 02:23 PM #72
Hi. I don't really know bout the downloads, but i can tell u that u'd be hard pressed to o'clock ur system from 1.3 to 2.6Hhz. Even if u could o'clock to that extreme u would surely fry a few things. So the answer is no to that and we would need to know more info. bout ur system to advise u on what ur choices would be for o'clocking.
If u are comparing the mpeg1 std to dvd then the quality difference is very significant when displayed on a tv. Not so much of a difference between mpeg2 and dvd.

Hope this helped.
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06-Jan-2005, 11:46 AM #73
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If someone need to transfer old movies in to a dvd format and you like TIVO the easy and faster way to do it is with the HUMAX DRT800 I love it!!! It only take about 1 1/2 hrs avg.. from star to finish..You don't need any software or special tools, do it!! I got it for Xmas and I already burn 24 DVD'S...I have 4 computers and a lot of software and I try before to do it this way and it is too complicated, If you buy this product you will never regret it. the price of this unit is $399.00 after rebate but it is worth it.


Let me know if you have any questions. serg873@aol.
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06-Jan-2005, 12:20 PM #74
naw dogg 400 thats a rip off, the average mpeg to dvd converter program cost only 54 to 60 MAX. Why would i pay 400??? just buy a converting program and give back ur hardware.
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06-Jan-2005, 01:44 PM #75
The time for some people is more important that the money.......how long would it takes to burn one tape in to a DVD format thou the PC? how much hard drive space do you need in your PC? how much experience do you need to be able to do in in the PC?

I'm sorry! but I have over 150 8mm tapes that I need to transfer in to a DVD and buying this product let me do it and no time.. I can be burning the movie while I'm watching a show...I can share this videos with the rest of my family and a different rooms.

I probably forgot to mention that this is a combo gift TIVO/DVD Burner/shows/home videos/8mm/VCR
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