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retexan599 is not online. Last active: 2/22/2015 12:05:45 PM retexan599
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Distortion Band at Bottom of Preview Window
Posted: 13 Sep 2007 05:16 PM
A narrow but noticeable band of distortion shows at the very bottom of the movie playing in the preview window. It resembles a ‘tearing’ or perhaps a ‘tracking error’ that one sometimes sees from a VCR. Particulars:
• Original source is a 20 year old VHS tape
• The tape was dubbed to a DVD on a combination VCR/DVD recorder
• The .vob files on the DVD were copied to my hard drive and converted to .wmv using Windows Media Encoder
• the original tape contained video from two different cameras, taken three years apart
• the early part of the tape (with Camera 1) do not have the distortion band in the preview window
• The distortion band shows up immediately as the video goes from Camera 1 to Camera 2; both segments are within the same .vob and thus same .wmv file
• Playing the original tape in the VCR and displaying on a regular TV does not have the distortion band

Any suggestions on correcting this? Thanks.





John Hanley
Sugar Land, TX
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HP Pavilion d4890y; 2 GB Ram; E6420 Core2 Duo
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Re: Distortion Band at Bottom of Preview Window
Posted: 13 Sep 2007 05:44 PM
You could apply a custom crop effect that would trim off the outer 1% or 2% of your video... would that help?

<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0" >
<Effects>
<EffectDLL guid="{B4DC8DD9-2CC1-4081-9B2B-20D7030234EF}">
<Effect name="Crop 1%" iconid="33">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Simple2D" />
<Param name="ScaleA" value="1.01" />
<Param name="Progress" value="1.0" />
</Effect>
<Effect name="Crop 2%" iconid="33">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Simple2D" />
<Param name="ScaleA" value="1.02" />
<Param name="Progress" value="1.0" />
</Effect>
</EffectDLL>
</Effects>
</TransitionsAndEffects>

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Re: Distortion Band at Bottom of Preview Window
Posted: 13 Sep 2007 08:08 PM
I will certainly give your crop suggestion a try and let you know. Thanks!

John Hanley
Sugar Land, TX
Vista Home Premium; WMM 6.0
HP Pavilion d4890y; 2 GB Ram; E6420 Core2 Duo
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Re: Distortion Band at Bottom of Preview Window
Posted: 13 Sep 2007 08:13 PM
Oops, hold on... I just noticed that you have Vista Movie Maker... the code above was for XP. Let me rework that and get back to you.

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Re: Distortion Band at Bottom of Preview Window
Posted: 18 Sep 2007 05:15 AM
Okay, I've reworked the crop effects so they work in Vista:
view post 140056

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Re: Distortion Band at Bottom of Preview Window
Posted: 22 Sep 2007 09:07 PM
Just wanted to thank you guys for helping on this problem. I downloaded the "RehanFX Crop Effects Pack" mentioned elsewhere in the forum and it worked like a charm. The "Crop Up 3%" removed just the right amount to where the distortion band is no longer visible along the bottom, and did not cut into good video. Cheers!

John Hanley
Sugar Land, TX
Vista Home Premium; WMM 6.0
HP Pavilion d4890y; 2 GB Ram; E6420 Core2 Duo
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