Originally Posted by kimifelipe
I've been struggling to find editing software that is reliable, and it still isn't available. However, I have found a way to use TS Packet Editor. I am cutting commercials from race footage that I record from Speed and from the absolutely hopeless fox local channel, both sourced from my directv box, in 720p. I have found that using TSPE you cannot count on accurate edits at all when going after multiple cuts in a file. However, if you make a series of rough cuts, and then re-edit the resulting file, you can use the editor to trim commercials pretty effectively. As far as I can tell, this editor is close to frame accurate only near the beginning and ends of the file. So, I cut the files into a series of rough cuts and then re-edit each file to generate a series of files which have pretty accurate - close to frame accurate - cuts of the commercials.
I have not found a way to concatenate these files into either a TS or mkv file which will play - only the first file plays, and while the size of the concatenated file is the size of the collection of files you join, only the first file plays. I've used gdsremux, TSremux, and a couple others. No dice.
One other thing, I have recorded about 15 races and practice sessions, and I am seeing a disturbing frequency of frame jumps in the TS files generated by the HDPVR. The audio seems okay, so I am wondering if it is a playback issue - I use wmp with CoreAVC Pro. Playback is generally excellent and you can jump anywhere within the file with no hangups, but there is frame-jumping.
I've also been trying to edit my F1 footage (Hamilton won!) and I've found that I can edit out the commercials ok using h264TS_Cutter.
- First I load the TS file (with commercials).
- Then I mark the start and end of each section of footage and then "add" them to the bottom queue.
- If I have more than one TS file per race, I then add the second TS file by going to File..."Add H264-TS." The 2nd TS file is loaded and your queue is still filled with the previous sections.
- I add the additional footage areas and continue on with any add'l TS files.
- When I'm completely finished, I then press the "Cut" button and it concatenates all of the sections into a complete TS file.
I do not have any issues get the frame cuts right for some reason, as it works fine for me. The entire TS file is playable in ArcSoft's player or on a DVD if burned to such.
If you've already done all of this, I apologize.
Originally Posted by kimifelipe
In my recording today, I placed a bowl of ice on top of a paper towel on top of my inverted box. It stayed just above room temperature for hours, but still I have the frame-jumping during playback, so this is not a heat issue. I have had no heat related problems so far, as near as I can tell.
Does anyone have a clue as to the nature of the problem? Any solutions out there?
I know you've probably read through my grumblings from the other day, but I'm convinced that my "C2" unit has a major overheating issue. It won't even power on correctly now and doesn't pass any video through the component output. I'm calling Hauppauge Tech Support tomorrow morning for an RMA, but keep an eye on your unit. It might get worse.
And that's a shame because I really think that there is a lot of promise for this device, provided it ever becomes stable.