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Old January 8th, 2010, 06:25 PM   #61
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Sorry to keep coming back with all my troubles again.

I set up a DV timeline, 640x480 clips and the image resolution is much better the from the HD timeline. But when I scrub the timeline the image stays frozen on the CRT monitor, it doesn't move along. When I pause the timeline then the image in CRT updates/changes according to where it is in the timeline. Now, with this kind of "light" footage I would think that codec is not too heavy for the camera to process or for TV to play..?

But honestly, if this is acceptable I don't care I can grade according to the frame as long as the colors of that frame are acceptable.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 08:31 PM   #62
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Sorry to keep coming back with all my troubles again.

I set up a DV timeline, 640x480 clips and the image resolution is much better the from the HD timeline. But when I scrub the timeline the image stays frozen on the CRT monitor, it doesn't move along. When I pause the timeline then the image in CRT updates/changes according to where it is in the timeline. Now, with this kind of "light" footage I would think that codec is not too heavy for the camera to process or for TV to play..?

But honestly, if this is acceptable I don't care I can grade according to the frame as long as the colors of that frame are acceptable.
A couple of things:

1. DV is 720x480 with a PAR of .9091. That leads me to believe that your system is trying to rescale every single frame on the fly. And likely not doing a good job of it.

2. The codec should be light enough for any modern PC to play with ease. But if it's trying to rescale it all, then that could account for your issue.

3. If you are willing to grade this way, that's fine, but does the TV image update if you change the colors?
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Old January 8th, 2010, 08:36 PM   #63
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Hi Perrone, yes it does update the colors!
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Old January 8th, 2010, 08:42 PM   #64
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Perrone, I can't believe!!! You're absolutely right. Thank you soooooo much!!!! I converted one of my clips using MPEG Streamclip and gave it a correct NTSC setting and it plays like charm!

I can't believe I didn't try this before and kept bugging all of you here :)))

Thank you again
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Old January 8th, 2010, 09:17 PM   #65
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Perrone, I can't believe!!! You're absolutely right. Thank you soooooo much!!!! I converted one of my clips using MPEG Streamclip and gave it a correct NTSC setting and it plays like charm!

I can't believe I didn't try this before and kept bugging all of you here :)))

Thank you again
Ah, the light bulb moment...

Now, the trick is to see if you can create an HD file, use the correct project properties, and get THAT to play smoothly. both 1920x1080 and 1280x720 are PAR 1.00. So give that a try and see if it plays smoothly.
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