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VideoStudio • Re: Panned Videos pixelating VS7

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:47
Hi Trevor

I'm so happy that you try to assist me, I am not trying to avoid giving my file properties, I said the application was busy rendering while I was typing my answer to you. In the meantime the project once again failed, I tried the ignore button on the error screen and it proceeded with the rendering until 79% overall and the just closed the application without any notice. I then looked at the properties and make screenshots with the snipping tool of my properties.

I hereby attach the relevant screen shots and of the properties. I used two identical Sony SR11 cameras and Sony PJ710 and I include their properties here as well.

The PAL/NTSC issue is definitely a problem, because it renders in full without the error when set to PAL (but of course with the pixelating) while set to NTSC I get this error. I rendered the full project now 4 times without success with the same error at the exact same point.

In South Africa we use PAL but I can assure you that I can play back NTSC on my TV. My cameras record in NTSC and I've done most of my project to PAL without any problem. What I can tell is that I'd done numerous BD since 2011 exactly as I did now whilst using the previous versions of VS.

I must consider falling back to VS X16 and see if will do the same but I am not sure what would be lost when saving the X7 projects to the X6 version

Hope this will give you more info



Statistics: Posted by Luna Esterhuizen — Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:47 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: VideoStudio Wishlist for Version X8

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:00
I would like to see the library folders linked to the projects. So, if you bring up a project file it only opens the folders relative to the project. Or, have sub-folders so we can keep projects organized by folder.

Statistics: Posted by PCFlyer — Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:00 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: videostudio 9

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 07:37
Do you really mean Ulead VideoStudio 9 ?

That is a very very old programme - I am surprised it even works on your Windows XP

I do not think anyone will be able to help you.

Time to upgrade to Corel VideoStudio Pro X7 (17) perhaps ?

Statistics: Posted by BrianCee — Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:37 pm

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VideoStudio • videostudio 9

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 06:46
i have a problem with my videostudio.
i installed my studio9 in new hardware but the activation key regenerated by system don't work properly.
i have a " service not available" error.
what i can do?

p.s. i am a italian costumer and my english is very difficult. i am sorry.

Statistics: Posted by maute — Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:46 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Sluggish overlay tracks

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 06:26
Hi Lata,

Like yourself, I have removed thumbnails as a time saver and I don't mind waiting for projects to load (about 1 minute). I have 4gb ram and also using Windows 7 Readyboost from a memory stick.

Statistics: Posted by Phil — Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:26 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Sluggish overlay tracks

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:44
Hi Phil

Wow are you saying you have 6 to 7 hours of footage in the same project?

When I open an existing project the clips (MTS) are loaded/imported to the timeline, it does take quite a while, much longer than working with my older standard definition DV-AVI files.
Eventually the 86 minute project opens and the timeline shows the projects content.
Generating the thumbnail view seems slow so I have set the display to "filename only"

Clicking to select individual clips does seem a little slow with maybe a second delay.

Quite a few years ago I upgraded my ram from 2 to 4 Gb, this did have an effect on the response times being experienced whilst editing. (no change in render times)
Now I have recently upgraded to using HD MTS files.
I am in the mind to increase my ram again. 4 to 8Gb However I hate to spend the money if its not gonna improve things.
(Yorkshire man with deep pockets)

Statistics: Posted by lata — Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:44 am

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VideoStudio • Re: What plug-ins won't run on X7 64 bit

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:21
Hi Peter

There have been some issues using Smart Sound and windows 8, however not all users experience the problems, which does make it a little difficult to find a solution, maybe different pc’s configurations.

In the meantime try downloading the trial version, maybe give the 32 bit version a run to see if Smart Sound works there, however I think the problem also affected X6 which as you know is 32 bit.

You could try Corels Facebook page maybe they will give a more upto date response as to what fixes are in the pipeline.

As for the Prodad provided by the program, you should be able to copy the appropriate files from X6 to X7 32 bit trial program. I haven’t tried this but they should work?

I assume eventually you will be purchasing the Ultimate version of X7

Statistics: Posted by lata — Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:21 am

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VideoStudio • Re: What plug-ins won't run on X7 64 bit

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:15
Both Mercalli and RotoPen are proDAD plug-ins and in X6 are 32 bit. They work in X7 64 bit so I assume that means X7 has the 64 bit version from proDAD.

As for the upgrade to Win 8.1, all I can say is that the only computer on which I have 8.1 has from a virgin hard disk, without having had 8.0 previously installed on it. And both SmartSound and its 'big sister' Sonic Fire Pro (made by SmartSound as a stand-alone) work fine with my own X7. I know this is no help at all, but at least I can say they *do* work...

Statistics: Posted by Ken Berry — Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:15 am

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VideoStudio • Re: What plug-ins won't run on X7 64 bit

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:13
Thanks for that Ken,
I think the only 'extra' I have used in X6 was something to steady the vibration of a hand-held video, which I think was Mercalli, and I have used Rotopen a few times. I read quite a few of the posts about some of the problems with running these things on the 64 bit version but didn't really get a good understanding from the posts about what specific items were giving problems. I think I would rather have Smartsound working than the other extras.

I only noticed that my smart sound was greyed out some time after I allowed W8 to upgrade to 8.1, even though all the smart sound files are visible on my computer. Probably the simplest solution is to upgrade to X7 and if that does not work at least I will have some likelihood of support from Corel for a short time.

Regards, Peter

Statistics: Posted by Peem — Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:13 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Sluggish overlay tracks

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:00
Sorry, my first statement was misleading and I clarify.

I use x6 Ultimate to capture all AVCHD footage from the SD card and transfer to a new folder on my PC. Afterwards, all clips are added to timeline and I head to bed whilst they make the MPEG proxy files. Next day, no issues with operating and editing with the 6-7 hours of footage. Fine up to that point.

I notice that when clips are on overlays tracks, particularly when there's more in the project, there's always a lag or delay when clicking on the clips and trying to manipulate them.

Statistics: Posted by Phil — Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:00 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Error "Catastrophic Failure" install VideoStudio Pro x7

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 22:51
Thanks for reply rober02, if it true, so i can not install this on my pc :'(

But, please, this morning, i have just tried on my friend's pc,
His pc spec are below (i used specy software from piriform to check this) :

Operating System -> MS Windows Enterprise 64-bit
CPU -> Intel Processor i3 @ 3.40GHz
RAM -> 3.91 GB
Motherboard -> LENOVO SHARKBAY (SOCKET 0)35 °C
Graphics -> LEN LI1921wA (1024x768@64Hz) - Microsoft Basic Display Adapter
Hard Drives -> 977GB Seagate ST1000DM003-1CH162 ATA Device (SATA)38 °C
Optical Drives -> HUAWEI Mass Storage USB Device
Audio -> ASUS Xonar DX Audio Device

I tried to install and "catrastolic error" again, , ,
screenshot: ... OR+BRO.jpg

Statistics: Posted by OKIEWARDOYO — Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:51 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Error "Catastrophic Failure" install VideoStudio Pro x7

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 20:02
I notice that you have Win 8.1 installed on your system, according to Foxcomm there are no audio or chipset drivers for Win 8.1. the last driver update was March 2009 for Win 7.
Also your onboard video card is 7 years old and certainly would not have enough resources to run current video editing programs.
You are trying to install a program that requires considerable computer resources on a system that is just not up to the task.
You should consider upgrading your system because no matter what you try with your present setup it will not work.
Corel recommend an Intel i5 as a minimum, so trying to install on an i3 notebook may not achieve the results you would hope for

Statistics: Posted by RobertOZ — Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:02 am

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VideoStudio • Re: avchd playback

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 18:42
An interesting thread, covers lots of ground. The one I'm going to address is the issue of filetype recognition during playback - Brian Trevor and others have all mentioned changing the filetype from say mts to mpg. I came across an explanation for that in a video mag, and copy it here FYI (text in blue).

It is also worth noting that not all stand-alone devices (DVD players, television sets etc.) support all codecs/containers, and not equally.
What is important to remember is that, on a computer (be it a Windows PC, or a Mac) appropriate codecs can be installed as required, and processing speed is a non-issue! As in - even if the video playback is choppy beyond reason - this is still the user's problem. It's up to them to lower the quality (or find a lower-quality file), or upgrade their machine.

But! Not so with stand-alone players! These devices usually can't be upgraded, and certainly their hardware can NOT be refreshed, except by buying an entirely new unit. They don't have the kind of structure a PC does. Instead, all decoding is done in specialized chips that do nothing else. And as it is, the more calculation-intense an operation is, the more advanced a chip it requires - and the more pricey it becomes. In the interest of keeping design simple and prices competetive, corners are cut. Enough to say that way back in 2006 you would be hard-pressed to find a device that supports even a hint of h.264 - it was too intensive to process back then, and everything was DVD really (h.262).

As such, support for many options within the codecs is usually dropped. Many older codecs are also dropped (to simplify things). It's a closed environment that nobody except the maker can modify. And even though the companies try hard to deliver robust devices, there will always be gaps - by necessity.

And even today, with the widespread adoption of h.264 as a standard -- h.264 still has many options that have not been explored by device manufacturers. Why? Simple - they provide little gain in image quality, and require a lot of processing power in exchange. Of course, these little tricks that h.264 can do are the little details that set the mark between "great" and "awesome" video quality.

But the fact is that especially when delivering to stand-alone playback devices, it is of utmost importance to first and foremost keep the final device in mind when compressing, and compress for it. Finding out the exact specs can be an issue (esp. with the cheaper models) -- manufacturers all tend to boast support for many codecs, but when they're up against the wall about exactly which options and variations they support, they fall silent for some reason. A file encoded in h.264 that plays on one device may or MAY NOT play on another. And that's where the problem is.

I've personally had experience of this (a large LCD HD display would not play an X6 rendered movie from a USB stick inserted into an auxiliary port. It should have played - the manual declared the device supported that type. But no, the specific variant I had was not). And when I queried the manufacturer why, the foregoing was basically the answer supplied.

So my only option was to re-render and change the project properties. It took a few cycles to jag - meaning, successful wild *** guess at properties which would play, not just changing the filetype - a result. And I suggest that is going to be what you will have to do too.


Statistics: Posted by Davidk — Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:42 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Panned Videos pixelating VS7

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:34
One possibility is another program installed after Corel's is using a different version of the Visual C library. Also, The codec you are using may also need Visual C, and the version from Corel is not totally compatible. These are just ideas... Al

Statistics: Posted by aljimenez — Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:34 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: VideoStudio Wishlist for Version X8

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:16
i hope i can install this x8 version on my pc,
i coundn't install both x6 and x7 on my pc and my office pcs


If X6 or X7 do not install on your system then X8 will most likely not install either (whenever it comes out next year)

Statistics: Posted by canuck — Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:16 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: VSP X6 project import in VSP X7 how ??

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:41
A yways,

I very much appreciate the time you guys take to try to help me out !


Statistics: Posted by Paul Jenner — Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:41 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: VSP X6 project import in VSP X7 how ??

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:39

that is exactly the way I *try* to open the x6 project.

Would it help if I unintall X6 first ?
I gather I will not be able to download the trial version of x6 again ?
(I could decide to simply buy x6 and proceed witj my project, but I am not entirely happy with the program. I was looking into x7 to see if that one suits me better ....)


Statistics: Posted by Paul Jenner — Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:39 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Panned Videos pixelating VS7

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:32
Thenks Trevor,

At this very moment I'm busy rendering again and it wont be finished 4 hours from now. So I cannot check the properties at this stage. I did however took two video files placed it in a new project with the only difference that I changed the PAL/NTSC settings. Both rendered successful. It was I simple test but it shown that I do not have to alter any settings.

If the rendering gets the error again I will defintely follow your advice.

What I do not understand is that I'm using the same cameras same settings for the past 3 years, (output to BD folders) and never got this Visual C++ error. I did experience "unexpected errors". It was took some time to find the errors but I used to go through all the projects and looked for possible problems after figuring out at what position (percentage where rendering stopped).

Thanks for your assitance.

Statistics: Posted by Luna Esterhuizen — Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:32 pm

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VideoStudio • Poor Quality DVD Output

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:05
I have used version x2 for years and just updated to x7. Created video using AVCHD as source material. Can output using optimizer, AVCHD, mp4, wmv and AVI with no problem. When I try to output to mpeg-2 using the DVD-NTSC video preset, the output appears to have jagged edges as if a discard de-interlace filter was used. This has effect not only on video, but titling as well, which would seem to eliminate source video as the issue. Tried upper field first and frame based with same results. Project setting match source video, but I also tried changing project settings to match DVD output with same result. Jagged edges are most noticeable in high contrast areas. This did not occur in version x2 even using same video camera as source. Is anyone aware of a change in the mpeg-2 output? Really need to create DVDs that will play in standard players.
Also cannot use smart render when creating an mpeg-2 file as the color is vastly different in transition areas as compared to the remainder of the video. For now, I have turned off smart render.
Thanks for your help.

Statistics: Posted by TMC — Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:05 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Multiple problems VS X7

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:52
I can totally understand your disappointment. Since I noticed you have a very capable PC, I suggest you don't use Proxy, and use the 32bit version (that's what I do and I'm reasonable satisfied with X7)... Al

Statistics: Posted by aljimenez — Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:52 pm

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