My father has a Canon digital camera which takes video at 30 fps. He is keen on filming steam trains as well as taking stills and has Ulead's CD & DVD Picture Show 4 to edit both video and stills onto DVD for playback in a DVD player.
The problem he has is that playback of the video is 'jumpy' and after talking to Ulead and various other sources, he defrag-ed his PC hard drive & upgraded his RAM to 1GB - the processor he has is 2.66GHz. However, the problem is still occurring and to add to the problem, it takes several hours to burn a 3GB program onto a DVD.
I am keen to find out what is causing this issue and wondered if the following could be an influence:
a. PAL (25 fps) vs NTSC (30 fps)
b. MPEG encoder
c. Bit-rate transfer
My father downloads his images and video to his PC straight from the camera and then imports them into the Ulead program as and when they are needed. So I am also wondering if they need to be encoded properly first etc.
I would be grateful for any help on this matter.