Forums
in > Search
Welcome to Pinnacle Systems - Forums Sign in | Join | Help

can't output to tape but dvd & avi file works

Last post 11-30-2009, 16:16 by Mon Roy. 17 replies.
Sort Posts: Previous Next
  •  11-11-2009, 11:59 353255

    can't output to tape but dvd & avi file works

    Hello,

    I'm trying to output my 6 minute video to tape. I've already made a dvd (MPG2 to watch on a set top player) and a AVI file, both worked fine but I want one more form of archive and that's my miniDV tape. I've outputted to tape tons of times, but now I get this error message "your project cannot be output to the selected device. Please make sure the project format is appropriate for your output device" I am trying to output via Firewire to my camcorder, which Pinnacle does reconize. I'm using Studio version 10.8. Not sure how much detailed info you guys need but everyother "make movie" works exept tape. Please help.

     

    Jason

  •  11-11-2009, 16:55 353327 in reply to 353255

    Re: can't output to tape but dvd & avi file works

    Have you seen this article?
  •  11-13-2009, 16:20 353939 in reply to 353327

    Re: can't output to tape but dvd & avi file works

    Hi Marc,

    Yes, everything looks correct from the link article as far as what I see on my computer. I've tried a different camera, tapes, played around with all of the settings on my camera, and in Pinnacle. I can't find any reason why it won't output to tape. I get the same message everytime. What do you recommend I try next?

     

    Jason

  •  11-15-2009, 21:37 354427 in reply to 353939

    Re: can't output to tape but dvd & avi file works

    Can you try to encode a sample video to tape on a new project?
  •  11-16-2009, 10:28 354598 in reply to 354427

    Re: can't output to tape but dvd & avi file works

    sorry, I forgot to mention that indeed I did try a few other video projects with the same results.
  •  11-16-2009, 20:07 354702 in reply to 354598

    Re: can't output to tape but dvd & avi file works

    How about the Studio Sample Project itself? Have you tried that as well?
  •  11-17-2009, 16:28 355016 in reply to 354702

    Re: can't output to tape but dvd & avi file works

    Wow, I didn't know there was a sample project? I looked in the book and while Studio was running and I couldn't find out how to access the Sample Project. Could you please tell me how and I'll try that next?

     

    Thanks, Jason

  •  11-17-2009, 20:04 355048 in reply to 355016

    Re: can't output to tape but dvd & avi file works

    Click Help - > Load Sample Project (something to this effect). That should load the sample project.
  •  11-18-2009, 12:45 355258 in reply to 355048

    Re: can't output to tape but dvd & avi file works

    Hello Marc,

    I'm sorry for bugging about this issue. Here is what I see when I drop down the "help" section:

    -help topics, display tool tips, product reg, software updates, online offers, tech support, enter act keys, view act keys, regenerate act keys, my passport, about pinnacle studio. I don't seem to have "load sample product" as an option. I would have noticed that while I was checking all of my options to try to help from bugging you about my problem. I have version 10.8.0.4641

     

  •  11-18-2009, 17:02 355354 in reply to 355258

    Re: can't output to tape but dvd & avi file works

    My apologies. I assumed you were running the latest version. The sample project is only found in 12 and 14. In your case, you should create a new project and load the sample video. That should work about the same way.
  •  11-19-2009, 20:08 355705 in reply to 355354

    Re: can't output to tape but dvd & avi file works

    In order to get the "sample project", you have to have version 12 or 14 and not 10? I started a new project, if I download 12, would I lose my current project? Is 12 the next update from 10? I don't remember a version 11 update.

     

    Thanks again Marc!

  •  11-20-2009, 13:19 355952 in reply to 355705

    Re: can't output to tape but dvd & avi file works

    clashradio:

    In order to get the "sample project", you have to have version 12 or 14 and not 10? I started a new project, if I download 12, would I lose my current project? Is 12 the next update from 10? I don't remember a version 11 update.

     

    Thanks again Marc!

     

    Yes. Installing/uninstalling/reinstalling Studio should not harm projects or captured video you have on your computer. Studio 12 came after 11.

  •  11-20-2009, 13:38 355966 in reply to 355952

    Re: can't output to tape but dvd & avi file works

    . . . and 14 came after 12.  Wink  You can download the trial for S14 here.  If you really want to try S12 ('cos you may be able to buy it cheap on e-bay), you can download it here.

     As for the basic problem, I suggest you read your camcorder's manual carefully. Although you have apparently done this before, there may be something that you are forgetting to set correctly. 

  •  11-20-2009, 19:53 356019 in reply to 355966

    Re: can't output to tape but dvd & avi file works

    Thanks for posting the trial download link for S14.
  •  11-25-2009, 15:55 357118 in reply to 356019

    Re: can't output to tape but dvd & avi file works

    Hey Marc,

    I know you said uploading a newer version won't affect my current project, but I have too many hours in this already to take a chance. I'm going to finish it, then upload 12. I did double check my cameras manual. And I tried it again on all three of my Panasonic PV-GS300's with the same message. I can't find any reason for this error message. I've outputted to tape with this camera before. I've played with all of the possible settings on both Pinnacle and my camera. Since I can create an AVI file, is there a way to send that file directly to the camera without rendering?

  •  11-25-2009, 16:20 357125 in reply to 357118

    Re: can't output to tape but dvd & avi file works

    Before anything else, finish the project. Make a backup and then render it as DV-AVI (if its in standard definition). Only then I recommend running the repairs or reinstall if deemed necessary. Try creating a new project and import your DV-AVI copy and then try loading that to the tape.
  •  11-27-2009, 7:00 357427 in reply to 357125

    Re: can't output to tape but dvd & avi file works

    Marc,

     You won't believe this... I got it to work finally. I was reading the camera manual and ran across something about "LCD brightness" mode. I keep seeing this little icon on my lcd screen so I scanned the book to find it. The only thing it said was it can't be adjusted in PC mode. I was desparate to try anything so I turned the brightness off and now I can send to tape. I don't understand how that affects output to tape. It does not affect the recording while the mode is on or off, so why should it not allow me to transfer to tape? Anyways, I really appreciate all of your trouble. Thanks for taking the time to help! I mean that. Sorry for the stupid problem.

     

    Jason

  •  11-30-2009, 16:16 358283 in reply to 357427

    Re: can't output to tape but dvd & avi file works

    Thanks for keeping us posted. Yes
View as RSS news feed in XML
Copyright © 2012 Corel, Inc.. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy