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2332 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Apr 19, 2010 8:42 PM by LIttlesilverfox
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2010 8:42 PM (in response to David Glisson)Hi:
I've been converting all my Hi-8 tapes to DVDs and have had the same problem with momentary halting at odd points in the DVD. I tried lots of things but this is my procedure that has, so far, generated no coasters.
1) Import tape into iMovie through my Canopus ADVC-300 Codec. This gives me DV files that appear as events in iMovie.
2) Create a project I'm happy with. This is usually just moving clips around and adding titles and transitions etc.
3) Share the project to iDVD.
4) In iDVD, use one of the "OLD" templates, clean it up and hit burn.
1) Use either Verbatim R- or TAIYO YUDEN R- media. Everything else I've tried generates coasters a disturbingly high percentage of the time.
2) Slow the burn speed down to 2x (not sure if this is really necessary but getting off 8x-16x seemed to help.
3) Switched to using the "old" templates in iDVD. As all of my material is analog 4:3 stuff this actually presented me with more choices over the 7.0 and 6.0 themes. Using a 16:9 template seemed to create problems, even if I set it to 4:3.
4) Used an external USB burner, although once I settled on the first 3 I went back and successfully generated a DVD with the MAC burner so this may not be necessary. I'm doing a lot of burning and I'm of the opinion that I need to "spare" the MAC burner - this is the part that broke on my original i-MAC.
Hope this helps.
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Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2010 11:11 AM (in response to David Glisson)Do you have more than 99 slides in the project? iDVD, to get around the 99 chapter limitation in DVDs, renames the 100th slide back to 0. When creating the slideshow in iDVD from stills each slide is considered a chapter. That's one situation where the slideshow will pause or stop depending on the DVD player.
You can minimize the pause by burning at the slowest speed possible and using top quality discs like those suggested by DHD47. It won't eliminate the pause but can minimize the duration somewhat. What surprised me was that my high end DVD player was affected more than a low end DVD/tape player by the same company.
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Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2010 2:16 PM (in response to Old Toad)I wasn't very clear in my initial description. I created the slide show (481 slides) in Aperture 3, exported as a quick time movie and then drag the .mov to iDVD for burning. I used Verbatim 8x blank disk, and burned at 2x speed. The finished DVD hangs in two spots while playing on two different DVD players.
I am taking your comments thinking that I created the show in iDVD, is that correct?
Sure appreciate the comments that have been made.iMac i7, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2010 2:24 PM (in response to David Glisson)Yes, that's correct. The fact that you exported as a QT movie makes the 99 slide issue moot.
Does it hang at a transition? Are the slides at the hang points anything different from the other slides?3Ghz iMac, 4G RAM, 1TB HD; MBP 2.16 Ghz 2G RAM; 1.5TB/160GB HDs;, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Canon:i850/8600F, Epson R280; 4G Nano, 30G Video iPod; Panasonic DMC-FS15
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2010 2:26 PM (in response to David Glisson)OT may have missed your opening comments.
It was clear to me that you had created a slideshow movie out of Aperture.
I used Verbatim 8x blank disk, and burned at 2x speed.
You might want to try burning at 4x with those discs.933mhz G4 Quicksilver - 1.33Ghz G4 12" Al PowerBook - 2.8Ghz 15 " MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.2), I DO NOT receive any form of compensation from my recommendation or link.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2010 5:36 PM (in response to F Shippey)I have burned at 4x speed also but still the same results. Called apple and he steered me to creating a disk image, and burning through disk utility. Did that but still the same results.
I did create a shorter slideshow through iPhoto using the snapshot theme and it burned with no problem. I plan to call apple again and let them know about the disk image approach.iMac i7, Mac OS X (10.6.3), Used Verbatim 8x blank disk
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2010 6:11 PM (in response to David Glisson)
Called apple and he steered me to creating a disk image, and burning through disk utility. Did that but still the same results.
That is a standard troubleshooting step. Since it didn't work for you, it indicates problem with your contents.933mhz G4 Quicksilver - 1.33Ghz G4 12" Al PowerBook - 2.8Ghz 15 " MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.2), I DO NOT receive any form of compensation from my recommendation or link.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2010 2:14 PM (in response to F Shippey)I can't imagine what the problem can be. All of the photos are jpg, the audio is not protected. I have trashed the preferences, repaired permissions and it still hangs in two places when played in regular DVD players. Does not hang when played back in the computer. Have tried two different DVD players and get the hanging results on both. It hangs at different points when repeating the process. Any suggestions?
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Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2010 8:42 PM (in response to David Glisson)It's good to know that other's are having the same issue. I recently upgraded to the Quad Core iMac with Snow Leopard. Previously I was using a 24"iMac with just Leopard where I was not experiencing the issue.
I have a similar work flow to creating motion DVD's. I create a 25 - 30 minute slideshow with audio tracks in fotomagico then export as Quicktime .MOV file then drag into iDVD to create menu and burn to DVD. When I play this disc back in DVD player connected to TV there is a pause around half way where the entire slideshow including audio stops for about 3 seconds, then another pause towards the end of the slide show. The same disc played back in the iMac plays perfectly.I have tried reducing burn speeds right down to 1x but this did not solve the issue. Oddly the pause location changed depending on which burn speed I used. I also have a Mac Book Pro with Leopard, (not Snow Leopard) which burns the same project file with no issues when played back on the non computer DVD player. This makes me think it is an operating system issue. I have spent quite a few hours on the phone to Apple and reinstalled operating system, tried burning through different users, tried different quicktime export options, all totalling around 20 different burns and viewings to look for rectifications or errors! That's a lot of my valuable time wasted! If you hear of a solution be sure to post it up! In the meantime I am having to burn my work on the laptop which is not so practical but the only solution I can reliably count on.iMac i7 Quad Core 8GB Ram, Mac OS X (10.6.3)