"End Tasking" for Video Capture/Editing

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John Denow

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:( :eek:

Hello again...

I have recently upgraded from a 1.6 P-4 Processor/256 SDRAM to a 2.6 P-4/512 DDRAM...

Running Windows XP Home and an ATI All-In Wonder video card.

I upgraded in hopes up speeding up my rendering time to burn VHS tapes to DVD.

The last 2 DVD's I burned look like I'm getting some dropped frames (strobe light effect).

What processes should I leave running and which should I end task out of before starting up my capturing/burning software? I know in Win-98, most said to have only Explorer and System running, then start up the DVD software. With XP, it looks like I have quite a few more processes running and wanted to see if a program running in the back ground was effecting my DVD quality.

I have recorded TV shows on this system without lost frames, and both TV and VHS tapes on the "old" system with no problems. I can't find any adjustments in my Sonic DVD program to tweek besides "good", "Better", "Best" (current setting). Everything looks fine during the capture on the preview screen, but the finished DVD makes my stomach flip-flop.

Any help or suggestions you can provided to troubleshoot (or solve) the "jerkyness" of the DVD would be appreciated.

Thanks :eek:
 
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Yes, disable all the services and other useless things on XP.
I can't tell you everything you need to do, because I'm still on windows98se... for that reason.

Even on minimal setting, XP sucks an additional 200 Mhz off processor speed. But with you upgrade it shouldn't affect you.
If you have the possibility, try your new upgrade with W98se and compare with XP.
 
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You don't specify which Sonic product you have, but a quick search on their site using keyword "capture" (without quotes) came up with this page with many suggestions....http://cs.sonic.com/scripts/texcel/swise/ksearch.dll?DisplayDetail?12&0&0&1&12&650&12&capture

What software came with your ATI AIW? Are you doing any editing of your vids or are you sending them straight to DVD?

You don't explain what method you're using for capture, but with the AIW, you can also hook up a VCR and run your movies through it - you can then use the TV to capture the footage.

MBN
 

John Denow

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Thanks for the web site...Gave me some things to look at.

FYI, I'm running Sonic My DVD Vers.3....came with Memorex DVD Burner... I capture thru the analog video/left/right audio cable into the video card composite. I pause at each segment and generate a menu botton that can be chosen later.

I think it may have to do with my new hardware (Motherboard/Processor/DDRAM). I'll do some more checking on what processes I can shut down.

If anyone has more info on the processes I can "end" before capture and burning, let me know

Thanks again for the help
 
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Search here in Tech Support Guy for "startup list". There have been posts that provide links to sites that offer insight into what is starting up with your computer that can be killed.

Might be helpful.

MBN
 
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