HDV users: please read


winrockpost wrote on 8/21/2008, 11:22 AM
......Jtansek2 - please read before posting, the info was about 1/3 of the way down.
lol,, he would still be reading.
FrigidNDEditing wrote on 8/21/2008, 12:11 PM
alright, admittedly, I can't blame a guy for not taking the time to read through a 200+ long list of posts, but I usually just do a page search for key words to find info. F3 or CTRL+F and then type in the words "Forum Admin" and you can find it pretty fast, because you see other posts from the admin and that's a fast search option.

NickHope wrote on 8/21/2008, 7:09 PM
I've been shooting a lot of 1080-60i HDV with my Sony Z1P and capturing with HDVSplit 0.77beta.

With the new HDV reader .dll I get a small percentage of files that have a corrupt frame or two within a couple of frames of the end. The corrupted frames look like the ones below. Usually it's just like the 2nd one with green artefacts but in this case there were 2 consecutive frames as shown. The corrupted frames DO NOT show up in TMPGenc Xpress so it appears to be a Vegas Pro problem.

Unfortunately I'm on a miniscule bandwidth here so I can't send a file but I'd be happy to air-mail this and other clips on a DVD-R if someone from Sony contacts me with a name and mailing address. I also have clips that read with red frames with the old .dll but don't load at all with the new .dll

TeeJay wrote on 8/22/2008, 1:34 AM
Nick, this might be a typo but your Sony Z1P (PAL) will be 1080-50i, not 1080-60i. Could this frame rate mis-match be at the root of your problem? I have successfully captured hours and hours of HDV from my Z1P directly with the Vegas HDV Cap utility. I had a minor problem for the first time this week that was sorted out by downloading MPEG-VCR as suggested by Laurence and running my clip through its "repair GOP" utility.

Noggle wrote on 8/22/2008, 5:46 PM
I would like to test out this beta feature. However, I tried this several times:

"Download the file "M2tsplug.zip" from this ftp site:
username: scsdev
password: oh7e2McT"

There seems to be nothing there. Have you discontinued access to the file?

NickHope wrote on 8/23/2008, 9:33 PM
Nick, this might be a typo but your Sony Z1P (PAL) will be 1080-50i, not 1080-60i. Could this frame rate mis-match be at the root of your problem?
Actually Teejay the Z1P can be booted up in 50i/PAL mode or 60i/NTSC mode. The setting is in the menu. Currently I'm using it in 60i mode as my customers are mostly from the states.
Whitlam wrote on 8/28/2008, 7:01 AM
Downloaded and installed - it fixed 2 problems.

Firstly no more black frames (hooray)

Secondly it fixed the seemingly random problem Vegas had after it had rendered HDV to m2ts (1440 /1080) files where it couldn't read the video - only sound. The video played perfectly with WMP, and opened normally in VSM 9, but in Vegas 8 Pro only opened as sound files.

Vista 64 with a Sony Sr12E video camera
Whitlam wrote on 8/28/2008, 9:43 AM
1 step forward, 2 backwards.

dll works fine, except now Vegas constantly freezes every time a new clip is added to a project. Even small ones cause it stop.

Whitlam wrote on 8/28/2008, 10:05 AM
Just copied the old .dll back in - no more freezes / crashes - however back to the black frames and no video on some renders.

Still very problematic with m2ts files.

system details:

Vista 64 Ulitmate SP1
processor: Intel Q9550 quad core
ram: 4gb DDR-2 1067mhz (pc 8500)
mobo: gigabyte X48 DS5
hard drives: 9 (4.9tb) - 7 SATA + 2 IDE
graphic card: Nvidia 8800gts

Vegas 8.0b PRO
kurtmo wrote on 8/29/2008, 4:27 AM
The new DLL makes it possible for me to import AVCHD files from the new Panasonic HMC150 camera. Without this dll, Vegas Pro 8.0b locked up on imports and gave a divide by zero error with the files.

Only issue I see is that it still locks up on 59.594 (60p) AVCHD files. They play fine when I preview them by clicking on them in the project media tab. However, when I drag a 60p clip to the timeline Vegas hangs.

All the files works fine when transcoded to a 60p MXF files using raylight. Even the 60p files can be dragged to the timeline.

AVCHD (.mts) files that work:

AVCHD files that didn't work:

BTW: It would be nice to be able to render out to AVCHD at these rates/filesizes as well.

MofoDude wrote on 8/31/2008, 11:07 AM
Please keep me informed of the update or beta version of it. The instability that I encounter is my files are recorded from three sources 1) Sony FX1 in hd, 2)sony HDSR12 in hd and a POV-1 single sony CCD camera in 720x480 as AVI files. Project is 1080-60i and I render as mainconcept m2t files.

Problem 1 is when I get to 2gigabite file size, VegasPro shuts down
Problem 2 is AVI won't import with sound
Problem 3 is rendered AVIs are blank unless I time stretch or compress in the timeline
Even if I render in 720-480, VegasPro stops rendering at 92% with an unexpected error(but it only closes the project)

My email is rthacker@telus.net

Thanks............btw it's still an awesome editing platform
Mody wrote on 9/7/2008, 10:25 PM
ita: Ok ci sono anch'io