Convertx2DVD VERY Jagged

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#1

Have been trying to get this to work as a quick way to pop something to DVD - now it works great BUT for the problem that almost EVERY file converted from any source, after burned; the motion is VERY jagged.

Any ideas?

I can post a short file to dl from a site if needed.


#2

Quality depends on multiple issues.
Provide conversion log for more info.


#3

I assume this is what you wanted:

11/2007 10:49:07 AM info ********** Report session closed ***********
2/11/2007 10:48:32 AM info Finalization Time 00:00:16 - Total completion time 00:03:06
2/11/2007 10:48:15 AM info Write finished in 00:02:49 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 4.35
2/11/2007 10:45:26 AM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 332
2/11/2007 10:45:25 AM info Write started 454192 sectors to write
2/11/2007 10:45:25 AM info Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x4.0
2/11/2007 10:45:25 AM info Format completed
2/11/2007 10:44:44 AM info Format start
2/11/2007 10:44:44 AM info Available write speed: 4x, 2.4x
2/11/2007 10:44:44 AM info Media ID: INFODISC-A10-01
2/11/2007 10:44:44 AM info DMA Enabled
2/11/2007 10:44:44 AM info Scanned files #6, folder #2 - total size 929064960 b. (886 Mb.)
2/11/2007 10:44:44 AM info Inserted media type : DVD+RW
2/11/2007 10:42:39 AM info Write started
2/11/2007 10:42:38 AM info --------------Encoding end--------------
2/11/2007 10:42:38 AM info Media name: "Test John Stewart"
2/11/2007 10:42:38 AM info Burned folder: "D:\Temp\The Daily Show With Jon Stewart-2007-01-11-0"
2/11/2007 10:42:23 AM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
2/11/2007 10:42:21 AM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
2/11/2007 10:42:21 AM info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A 1.06 [E] (Ide)
2/11/2007 10:42:21 AM info Total size in built folder 886 Mb., Target size DVD5 4400 Mb., Occupation 20.14%
2/11/2007 10:42:21 AM info Conversion completed in 00:37:54
2/11/2007 10:41:58 AM info ------------Converting Menu--------------
2/11/2007 10:41:58 AM info Generated duration 1859.39 sec., expected 1859.20 sec.
2/11/2007 10:41:58 AM warning 5 frames duplicated
2/11/2007 10:26:17 AM info Stream #1 - Audio sync at 1396534.36 ms: 24.00 ms added
2/11/2007 10:04:27 AM info Stream #1 Sync. delay : 0.00 ms
2/11/2007 10:04:27 AM info Stream #0 Sync. delay : 44.29 ms
2/11/2007 10:04:27 AM info Output Stream#1 - Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 192 kb/s
2/11/2007 10:04:27 AM info Output Stream#0 - Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480, q=2-31, 8308 kb/s
2/11/2007 10:04:27 AM info Video Stream #0 framerate : 29.97 Fps (source 29.97 Fps), no pulldown
2/11/2007 10:04:27 AM info No pulldown: Frame duplication/removal will be used.
2/11/2007 10:04:27 AM info Video source original frame rate: 29.97
2/11/2007 10:04:27 AM info NTSC 29.97 FPS output format set automatically
2/11/2007 10:04:27 AM info Fullscreen (4:3) set automatically
2/11/2007 10:04:27 AM info Video bitrate 0/8308/8308 Kbps (min/avg/max)
2/11/2007 10:04:27 AM info Converting "D:\Video - Misc\John Stewart\The Daily Show With Jon Stewart-2007-01-11-0.mpg"
2/11/2007 10:04:27 AM info ----------------Title #1----------------
2/11/2007 10:04:27 AM info Project size 4.3 Gb. (42.6 Mb. audio - 4.26 Gb. video)
2/11/2007 10:04:27 AM info Stream #1 - Audio: mp2, 44100 Hz, stereo, 224 kb/s
2/11/2007 10:04:27 AM info Stream #0 - Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480, 8500 kb/s
2/11/2007 10:04:27 AM info 2 Stream(s) found - est. duration 00:30:59.202
2/11/2007 10:04:27 AM info Opening file "D:\Video - Misc\John Stewart\The Daily Show With Jon Stewart-2007-01-11-0.mpg"
2/11/2007 10:04:27 AM info [ ] Don’t fix audio gaps
2/11/2007 10:04:27 AM info [X] Engine Log
2/11/2007 10:04:26 AM info Encoder quality: 50%
2/11/2007 10:04:26 AM info --------------Encoding begin--------------
2/11/2007 10:04:26 AM info --------------Menu settings end--------------
2/11/2007 10:04:26 AM info [ ] Sequential playback
2/11/2007 10:04:26 AM info [ ] Loop playback
2/11/2007 10:04:26 AM info [ ] Auto start playback
2/11/2007 10:04:26 AM info [X] Menu
2/11/2007 10:04:26 AM info --------------Menu settings begin--------------
2/11/2007 10:04:26 AM info --------------Default burn settings end--------------
2/11/2007 10:04:26 AM info Default speed selected: 4x
2/11/2007 10:04:26 AM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
2/11/2007 10:04:26 AM info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A 1.06 [E] (Ide)
2/11/2007 10:04:26 AM info [ ] Delete files after burn complete
2/11/2007 10:04:26 AM info [ ] Don’t eject after burn complete
2/11/2007 10:04:26 AM info [ ] Prefer SAO for DVD-R
2/11/2007 10:04:26 AM info [ ] Include originals
2/11/2007 10:04:26 AM info [X] Burn result to DVD
2/11/2007 10:04:26 AM info --------------Default burn settings begin--------------
2/11/2007 10:02:32 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
2/11/2007 10:02:32 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
2/11/2007 10:02:32 AM info Version 2.1.4.
2/11/2007 10:02:32 AM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\vso ConvertXtoDVD\ConvertXtoDvd.exe"
2/11/2007 10:02:32 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
2/11/2007 10:02:30 AM info ******************** Report session started ********************

I’d be greatful for ANY help. The jagged motion makes the program useless for those times I don’t want to do it “by hand”.


#4

You have old version, update.

2/11/2007 10:02:32 AM info Version 2.1.4.

Other than that there is no real reason for problems.
Have you checked converted result before burn?


#5

Upgraded and no difference. The play-back of the files is the same as the burned copy.

Movement is very- not jerky - ‘serrated’ if that makes sense.


#6

Your encoding quality is a 50%. I’m not sure if that would make a difference in movement.


#7

Movement is very- not jerky - ‘serrated’ if that makes sense.

Do you mean comb-effect when movement is seen?
Like this:
http://www.100fps.com/


#8

BINGO!

THAT is what I mean, I haven’t had time to read the article, but in regards to Convertx - to you have a solution?


#9

I had this exact same problem. I thought it occurred after an upgrade to a newer version of CxD, but I reloaded the old version and it continued to happen. I was in the process of transferring 20 Digital 8 tapes with Ulead software and converting them with CxD. The jaggedness began on the fourth tape, which coincidentally was at the same time I upgraded.

During this time, I was in the process of building a new PC with Vista, so I re-transfered the tape with Vista software and burned with VSO (latest version). The problem disappeared.

I’m not sure what the problem was, but you may want to try re-transferring your source. You may also want to try a different application to do the transfer, like Windows built-in software or WinDV.

I’m still skeptical that my problem is resolved. I’m wondering if it will resurface.


#10

That problem is most likely happening because your original on tape is interlaced and software you use to capture it can’t handle it properly.
If you read what is on that site - there is no easy (or cheap) solution when your material is affected that bad.
I would try to transfer from tape again with other software or check settings on your current software. (something about de-interlacing should be there)


#11

Intersting, as I’ve trie this on my HTPC which is setup for JUST that app (BTV, Medio etc) and the result on the same file is fine. I wish I could “somehow” compare the codecs in both and try to figure out what’s what.

I REALLY like The FilmMachine but it doesn’t/can’t yet take mpeg2 files.


#12

I have always been under the assumption that a transfer from Digital 8 tape to the PC was just a pure transfer (no manipulation of data). I’m not sure I understand how any codecs effect a transfer, but I suppose the capturing software uses whatever AVI-DV codec is installed on the system. I’m going to examine any software I installed while I was in the process of transferring tapes and try to determine if a different codec was installed. Like I said, my jaggedness didn’t begin until my fourth tape transfer. Before then, everything was fine. All the tapes were recorded on the same Sony Digital-8 camcorder and transferred using the same Ulead software.