Bad news over here.
It took 3 hours to encode, but the resulting mpeg2 file
is all blank. Dark picture through and through. I can’t
figure it, but, I sure wish I could have known it was
doing that before letting it run so long.
What’s more, the avi file has some “missing index frames”,
according to Vdub, and it got hung up trying to recreate
them “using aggresive mode”???
However, I was able to play the avi file with adobe premiere
and I see the scenalizer logo every 10 seconds or so -
I guess I should have known the trial version would
have had some watermark in it. Anyway, I lost that
recording - blast! Even if tmpgence had been able
to make an accurate rendition of the avi file, that
dang watermark makes it un-viewable. I guess I’m
back to good ole’ NeoDVD, which for sure does make good
DVD folders with good quality - just bloated and needing
fixing with both tmpgenc and dvdshrink (time consuming),
and I do see a very few occassional skipped frames.
I am going to look into CCE-Basic and Procoder Express,
to see if either of these programs can work well
with my mroDV card. That has been a sore spot
with this card from the beginning - it will work with
adobe premiere and almost nothing else. But Adobe
Premiere takes so long to render that the PC usually
crashes before it can actually finish anything.
Thanks for your help, anyway,