I bought a Canon dvd video camera, I have a pc and tried to convert the files which were recorded on the 3" dvd discs of the camera. The files are saved as a 'VRO' format. I found that my Nero 7 software couldn't do anything with them - so I read somewhere on the net that they can be just renamed as .mpg files and then I could do something with them... I did this and Nero did then convert them to actual 'dvd format' ready for burning onto standard dvd discs... I burned the files and then found that the picture when played on my dvd player through to the tv was sketchy and jittery... no good to watch at all.
So I posted the problem and folk suggested my pc wasn't really up to the spec required... I was advised to upgrade the pc. (it was a 1.66ghz, old and very tired pc to be honest).
I now have built a new pc; with a 2.3Ghz Quad core processor, 2Gb Ram, 500Gb hard drive... I am confident it is up to the spec required.
I have again taken the camera mini dvd disc and have copied the file(s) to a hard drive folder and then tried to use Nero 7 again - it did encode the file ok and then I tried to burn it at 4x speed (believing as I have been told the slower the better for dvds..?) but twice it has failed and ejected the dvd rw disc after just 10 minutes. I suspect these 4.7Gb discs may be suspect.
The current issue of 'Computer Active' magazine has a write up on a free, shareware program called DVD Flick which both encodes and burns dvds. I downloaded it and used it and sure enough - it encoded the mpg file(s) to dvd format and also burned it all to a dvd rw disc. But... when I played the finished dvd in my player... again I have the jittery result. The still scenes are ok but when the camera has panned - the footage is jerky and unwatchable.
If I connect my dvd camera direct via a lead to my tv - the resulting footage is perfect - excatly as it should be.
What am I doing wrong?
What alternative course of action / procedures would you take and if you wouldn't use these software types - what would you use?
Many thanks for your advice!