Video Easy 4 HD causes jerky video but audio keeps going. Why?

markarst wrote on 2/4/2014, 9:31 AM

The video and audio is fine in my camcorder.  When I download it to Video Easy 4 HD the video is jerky but the audio keeps going. The program converts it when downloading from the camera.  I have tried filming in Std D, HD, and SHD and get the same results.  I use Windows XP.  So, why is the video OK in the camcorder but not on Magix Video Easy 4 HD?

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johnebaker wrote on 2/4/2014, 1:26 PM

Hi

What is the specification for your computer.

This type of 'jerking' is usually caused by insufficient memory, low specification processor, or  lack of resources due to other programs running or any combination of the above.

John

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Lateral thinking can get things done!

VPX 12, MEP Premium 2021, and earlier versions 2015 and 2016, Music Maker Premium 2021 and Music Maker 2020.

Running Windows 10 2004 64bit on Intel i7-8700K 3.2 GHz, 16Gb RAM, 3 x 2Tb internal HDD + 60Gb internal SSD, + 6 ext backup HDDs, Sony FDR-AX53 Video camera, Contour HD 1080 and Sony HDR-AS30V Sports cams.

markarst wrote on 2/4/2014, 1:58 PM

I have a Del 5100 Pentium 4 CPU, 3 GHz with 2 RAM. The only program running when I do this is Easy 4.  Thanks for looking into the problem.

johnebaker wrote on 2/4/2014, 4:45 PM

Hi

Thanks for the specs, as I suspected the computer is under specification for the timeline playback to be smooth.

With 2 GB of RAM there will a lot of memory swapping to the hard drive during rendering which takes time and priority over other things such as play back hence the jerking as the playback 'waits'.

Some Antivirus suites are memory and resource hungry and limit the amount available for other programs.

If you were to use SD video only then increasing the computer RAM to 4GB (actual useable 3.2 GB on XP) would help.

However for HD you really need to be looking at a new PC with an Intel i5 procesor and at least 8GB of RAM with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 (the latter may require an upgrade to Video Easy HD 5)

John

 

Last changed by johnebaker on 2/4/2014, 4:48 PM, changed a total of 3 times.

Lateral thinking can get things done!

VPX 12, MEP Premium 2021, and earlier versions 2015 and 2016, Music Maker Premium 2021 and Music Maker 2020.

Running Windows 10 2004 64bit on Intel i7-8700K 3.2 GHz, 16Gb RAM, 3 x 2Tb internal HDD + 60Gb internal SSD, + 6 ext backup HDDs, Sony FDR-AX53 Video camera, Contour HD 1080 and Sony HDR-AS30V Sports cams.

markarst wrote on 2/4/2014, 6:15 PM

OK.  Got it.  Thanks.

gandjcarr wrote on 2/4/2014, 9:21 PM

Hi,

John and I are friendly rivals on the topic of Windows 8.  Even though it may be the future, I would not repeat not buy a Windows 8 computer to edit video especially if you are moving from Windows XP.  Upgrade your RAM yes if you are happy with your current system.  If you are looking to buy a new system, look for a high end system running Windows 7 the experience will be similar to XP.  If you are really good with new technology, go for Windows 8, but know that some of the applications that you have may not run on Windows 8, and the user interface is more geared towards tablets and touch screen PCs  than it is towards traditional PCs or Laptops. I have a Windows 8 computer which I absolutely hate and never use for editing.  Yes you can buy windows 7 or even XP pseudo emulators but why?  As John and I have debated in the past, Windows 8 is probably not the worst OS that Microsoft has put out there but I would definitely rank it in the top 3 worst. 

JMO George

ps My worst Windows OS rankings are : Windows ME (John reminded me of this one), Windows 2000, and Windows Vista.  Windows NT is in there somewhere as well.