I'm just a newie to the forum. I apologise for the length of this post. It's a complicated problem. I have a lovely TM900 which I've had for a year and love. I used HD Writer AE 3.0 to edit my first large chunk of video. It worked perfectly. I had about 30Gb and I created 3 large files and burnt them to 6 dvds to play on blu ray. avchd. As expected the clips were queued and the software told me when to put in the next dvd. It worked perfectly. The queue system is great.
Here's my problem. The second time I went to create some home movies (sorry about the non-technical terms), I created smaller files, about 5 of them, to make them more manageable. Again I intended to write them to dvds to play on the blue ray. They were avchd again. Everything was fine, until the 2nd DVD queued stopped at 'copying image to disc', and would not copy.
This has happened over and over again. I've tried everything to get the queue to keep going past the 2nd DVD.
It writes the first dvd fine, prompts me to put the second dvd in, converts it, creates it, but will not copy the image past 5% on the second dvd.
Here's the bizarre thing - If I then put the second clip in as first in the queue, and the third as second etc....the dvds will all write just fine, prompting and writing them in order. This made me think something was wrong with the first clip. So I remade it from scratch, including reimporting it from the camera. It didn't help.
Here's another bizarre thing. I thought this was a one off occurrence. So I re imported ALL the clips from the camera, re edited them, incase something was corrupt. Re created the movie clips and tried to remake the dvds. This would rule out corrupt file problems. But the same thing happened. The process stopped 5% through the last stage of the 'copying image to disc' of the 2nd dvd.
So I uninstalled HD writer, rebooted, reinstalled, rebooted. But the same thing happened. So I'm thinking it's something to do with my PC. It's a quad core, and has a lot of power. No problems there.
So I installed HD writer on my HP laptop to check. If it worked on my laptop, then it was a problem with my PC. I was absolutely stunned when the same thing happened. After importing the clips using an external hard drive, I tried to write them to DVD, but the queue once agains topped at the second dvd. And this on another computer???!!! But why did it work on my PC the first time?
So I remade the clips. I made them all smaller, so that perhaps the join between one dvd and the next was in a different place (if you know what I mean...my clips are not exactly 4.7Gb like a dvd, they are sometimes more, sometimes less, ...this is why this queue system is so good, it seamlessly joins them.) But again, it made no difference, it would not copy past the second dvd, exactly the same place.
Next I gave up trying to queue them. I copied the first clip to a dvd on it's own, then restarted the queue putting the 2nd clip in first place, and the 3rd in second eetc. The queue worked perfectly. I thought it was
going to be different that it was just a quirk for this, my second attempt at editing, somethign glitchy wrong somewhere.
I was horrified when after importing and editing my 3rd lot, and making movies to write to dvds it has happened again. The second dvd will not fully write. I get an error message saying something "An error occurred while the disc images were being copied."
I just can't deal with it anymore. I've spend a hundred hours on this. I quite like HD writer, it's all I need, but aaaagggh. I want to queue my videos.
Panasonic customer service in Sydney here were not interested. They told me things like "empty my cache". blegh
Perhaps its a software conflict (on both my laptop and my pc????) and why didn't it conflict the first time I used the software.????
I have other dvd stuff on, dvd shrink, nero, windows live movie maker, windows dvde maker, itunes, media player, panasonic photo fun studio, canon movie edit task, quiktime, skype....I can't think what would conflict with it?
If anyone can help I would be so grateful.
I do have a Pinnacle programme (not installed) don't know if I should use that instead, or even if I can. Or perhaps sony vegas is easy to use with Tm900. I'd prefer to just sort this above problem out and use HDW.
Anyone. help!!! with thanks, Jenny.