Trouble processing large files?
Posted by thirdofthree
I captured from my DV cam 461 seconds of video using Stoik Capturer (before I knew about Z-S). The file is about 1.16GB, uncompressed AVI. After importing the video into Z-S, I perform the following actions and recieve the following results:
01 Destination | Video Format: set to 320*240
Thinking the output file grew too large for Z-S to handle, I tried the same as above, but with an additional step:
* Used the Make bar to reduce the range of video for export to < 214 seconds, but selected a range of video *after* the 214th second.
In this case, the output file appears to consist of a single frozen frame as the clock ticks onward.
So then I tried again but using an even smaller range of video for export, again from after the 214th second. Same result.
I've tried the same operations using the other compressors available:
Cinepak Code by Radius
Finally, I've encountered the same results trying to process any video beyond the 214th second.
Of course, processing all video for export from before the 214th second works fine.
So bottom line: I'm unable to process any data past the 214th second mark from my original uncompressed AVI.
FWIW, my setup:
Well, it doesn't seem to a be a problem with the file contents proper, i.e. the video or audio stream. After splitting the large AVI into chunks < 214 sec in length (< 460 MB), I'm able to process through Z-S just fine. Not terribly surprised, but I had to try it to make sure.
FWIW, my workaround for now is:
* Found a LOT of AVI splitters that couldn't handle the uncompressed AVI. Finally found "donationware", aka unenforced shareware, aka nagware, AVCutty: http://www.avcutty.de/english/index.htm
# Reassmbling with AVCutty results in some funky artifacts when jumping around within the AVI, i.e. to different scenes, etc. But VirtualDub's AVI joining works well: http://www.virtualdub.org/
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