Question about Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder

2 Answers

Recording locks up on "Generating disc menu"

It looks like the software is capturing the image...I can see the video in the view box, but when I stop recording to end the copy and hit next it starts to generate disc menu...there's a timer on it when it starts and the time keeps going forever (well as long as I've let it go is over an hour, which is much longer than the entire recording). Any ideas how to stop getting this thing to lock up?

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    Recorded 3 hrs of video and put in a "break" every 30 minutes. Its now been doing the Disc Menu for 4 and 1/2 hrs. I am just curious to see how long it actually goes for but this is ridiculous.. When I have tried to stop this in the past it crashes my PC but didn't want to record 3 hrs without any breaks so am stuck really.

  • gtoubol Feb 09, 2009

    Yes, I do have the exactely the same problem.

    It used to work fine (about 6 month ago), but since these past months (I don't know if it's related to Windows SP3 update or something else) it doesn't work any more.

    I can see the video, but when I start recording, I don't see anymore the vide on the sceeen, and if I want to save it, it loops forever.

    Does anyone know this problem ?

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    Just ended 100 minutes of recording, and it has been "Generating disc menu" now for over fifteen minutes. Does not respond to any key presses. I suspect there's no hope for this, but I would hope to salvage the recording. So far, the only "helping" post has been of no help.

×

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 97 Answers

I too suspect it is related to windows updates which seem to take up a lot of memory. The only solution to Pinnacle hangups is to make sure you have a computer that accepts 4 MB and upgrade to Windows Vista.

Short of that, the solution is to break your videos into tiny scenes containing 30 pictures or less if you are using AVI, and then save your files NOT to DVD, but onto your hard drive as image files. Make sure you rename each section image file after you save it, or each section will write over the previous one.

Finally, using a program like Nero (the Express part), join them all together on one DVD and allow Nero itself to create your menus. Nero does a fantastic job of that and makes menu creation very simple.

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 16 Answers

What is your machine config and which version of windows and which software are you using with your card ???

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Image being Captured/Recorded is in Gray Scale (Black and White)


What game recording are u doing because some games have their own recording systems

Jan 12, 2014 | Pinnacle Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Can't see video on preview screen after hitting "start recording". What am I doing wrong.


Hi and Welcome to Fixya,

When there is no video after you hit start recording then go ahead and disconnect your dazzle device to your computer and then connect it back to another usb port. Go to your control panel, system,hardware, device manager and then sound video and games controller look for dazzle device video driver right click uninstall restart your computer afterwards. go back and open Instant DVD Recorder and choose the advance mode. On step number 1 select capture source then select your dazzle device. Open your camcorder play it make sure that the video image will now showing to your preview screen of your computer and then hit record now.

Jan 19, 2010 | Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Why does it come up with generating disc menu is it because its out of minutes to film


Hi and Welcome to fixya!

Generating disc menu comes up if you choose yes under step number 3 and the menu and chapters automatic place after the recording is done. Actully it takes a long time to finished before the recording is finished. I suggest to you to for the next time around just click no for the dvd menu.

Dec 31, 2009 | Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder

1 Answer

I click on start recording, but it isn't recording


Make sure that the video image will showing to the preview screen of the computer and make sure that the a/v cable is properly connected. Did you already install the driver for your device? Open your IDVDR then choose advance mode, click on next. On step number 1 choose or click on pull down arrow and look for dazzle dvc 100 device. Next on step number make sure that you choose where to save the video. Hard disk folder or DVD disc. If DVD disc choose your DVD writer. Jump to step number and then choose the right time for recording. That's it you may now check and try to start recording your video.

Oct 26, 2009 | Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder

1 Answer

All LEDs are in constant switched on state(BLUE)


When you plug in the source device and the output device, all of the LEDs light blue, letting you know that the device is ready to capture. When you are ready to capture, simply press the play button on your source device, the Rec button on the Video Transfer, and the LEDs light red, both on the source side and the output side, letting you know that a recording is in process. To stop recording, press and hold the record button and when the lights turn blue, recording has stopped.

this is the source: http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/us/PinnacleLife/Content/Reviews/video+to+ipod.htm

Jul 25, 2009 | Pinnacle Video Transfer

1 Answer

Accessing and recording schebuled TV video.


You were not too clear on the problem, but if you mean playback, then a very good program is PowerDVD. It will access the files stored (Pinnacle and other capture devices, store the files as .mpg typed, NOT DVD .vob files.) Software like AVS video Converter, can create the DVD formatted disks; trial is free download.

Jul 23, 2009 | Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick USB 2.0 TV...

1 Answer

At Step 4 of the installation, each time I hit "Start Recording," I get a pop-up message that says "Please enter a valid record time." But, it will not let me enter a time into the box.


it is becuase the dazzle capture device is not selected as your video source. Please try to go back to step number 1 select video source . Make sure that pinnacle file capture is not selected but the dazzle is selected then try it again.

Feb 22, 2009 | Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Recording stops within 10 minutes


Hi G-DyBiec

If the video capture automatically stops capturing at approximately 18 minutes (17 minutes and 55 seconds), then most likely the drive that is being capture to, is formated using Microsoft's FAT32 file system. Microsoft's FAT32 file system has a maxium file size of 4 GigaBytes (4 GB), which equates to a DV video clip of nearly 18 minutes. (18 minutes = 1080 seconds, @ a data rate of 3.6 MB/sec is approximately 4GB). So for hard drives that are formatted using FAT32, this behavior is normal. This is not a limitation of Studio..

To see what file system your hard drive uses do the following:

1. Right click on the Start button and choose Explore
2. Under My Computer, locate and highlight the drive you are capturing to
3. Right click and select Properites
4. On the General tab, towards the top, it will say "File System". It will be listed as either FAT32 or NTFS.

There are a few solutions if your drives are formatted using FAT32:
  1. Convert your FAT32 hard drive to NTFS *
  2. If you can copy any important data from this drive to other drives, it may be faster to re-format the FAT32 drive using the NTFS file system. **
  3. You can do multiple 18 minute captures and string them together in the Edit mode of Studio.
    • Since the first 18 minutes is already captured, rewind the camcorder or VCR to 5 - 10 seconds before the initial capture stopped (which can be edited out later in Studio).
    • Start a new capture to a new file name.
    • Repeat this process until all the desired video is captured from the tape.
    • After all the files have been captured, go to Edit and assemble the captured files from the Album to the timeline in the order you desire.
This is a manual method to workaround Microsoft's FAT32 file system and if this is too time intensive for your needs, then steps 1 and 2 above may be more suitable and should be considered.
* Note: If you need assistance with step 1 above, go to the Microsoft web site at http://www.microsoft.com/ and search on "convert FAT32 to NTFS".
** Note: If you need assistance with step 2 above, go to the Microsoft web site at http://www.microsoft.com/ and search on "how to format a drive in XP".

NOTE: Microsoft's NTFS file system is only supported on Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista. NTFS support a file size of 4 TB (terra bytes), which is larger than any current consumer hard drive capacity, so if NTFS is used, the capture file size will only be limited by the size of the hard drive.

Aug 13, 2008 | Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder

2 Answers

Not Recording


Try to go back to step number select video source please click the box and select the dazzle not pinnacle file capture. Try it again.

Jun 28, 2008 | Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Viewing in the software two monitors


your software is in warranty. And your English is excellent. It is Canopus Edius's problem, il n'est pas le votre. Allez-y a
http://www.canopus.com/ pour demander qu'ils vous expliquez ce qui vous avez besoin--je crois qu'ils seront nouse assister vitement.

Si vous parle avec une personne qi apparaisse ignorant, demandez parler avec son superieur.

Bonne Chance

Feb 23, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder Logo

725 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pinnacle Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

sammydad1

Level 1 Expert

29 Answers

Barbat Nae
Barbat Nae

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

Are you a Pinnacle Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...