I've been having problems since the first version of Author Works 5 was released. I've kept the version current will all subsequent releases. The problem is this. After enabling CUDA support, encoding will use my CPU=100% and CUDA=3.0%
Re-installing the software does nothing. I can't seem to figure out why my video card isn't being utilized. I've tried changing drivers with no luck. Any ideas?
I would like to ask if there is an option just to encode the edited video without making DVD.I know is a authoring software but i need to encode into MPEG-2 a movie because i like this encoder.I also have video mastering works but not sure if the quality of the MPEG-2 will be same.Are they using same encoding engine?
You can use VOB2MPG (or VOB2MPG Pro) to extract from the VIDEO_TS folder you created to output a single MPG file. DVDVob2Mpg is another free program, but with less features. Both will create an MPG file from your VOB files without any encoding or effecting quality. They will extract a full DVD folder in less than a minute.
I seem to have read somewhere that VMW uses a better encoder than DAW, but I don't know for sure. I use VMW simply because I want it's other features such as filters and the different output formats. If I am creating a DVD, I use VMW to created DVD mpeg files and then use DAW to author the DVD using those files. If you want a better answer, I would ask TMPGenc Support. If you do that, let us know what they say.
Currently TMPGEnc (Mastering Works/Smart Renderer) uses the "medium" compression setting for FLAC audio compression. It'd be best to either provide us an option to manually configure it or set the maximum compression setting as default (it's always lossless of course). No computer today has trouble to decode the lightweight FLAC compression.
This is the situation: In the holidays i want to do some tests, with joining audio from some 29.97fps NTSC DVD's i have, with some 1080i 25fps HDTV recordings i am going to do.
But how do i approach this with TVMV5, so i don't end up with the audio getting out of sync, due to the difference in number of frames?
I have tried it once a long time ago, by just replacing audio, which did not work. The audio pretty quickly went out of sync because of the 4% speed difference there is between NTSC and PAL.
But i will try that timeline mode to see if something can be done there, to make it all fit together perfectly in sync.
I have a file that was originally 25fps. As it changed hands, someone re-encoded it to 29.97 but it's still sped up.
I'd like to alter the original specs for the file to set it at 25fps but both the FPS and "analyze" are greyed out. I know that, in the past, there was an option to manipulate both of those but now it's gone. Is it just this particular file? Should I be doing something different with it?
Please advise! :(
I agree... the best upgrade to my motherboard & CPU that I can buy is $150-175, and I live on a fixed income. I recently purchase this software, and the need for this should have been incorporated into the product long time ago.
Hi. I have been creating Blu-Ray discs (BDs), with Authoring Works 5, for about 3 1/2 years now and the program is just irreplaceable, at least for me. My PC includes an AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 910 Processor, 2600 Mhz, Quad Core. Even at 2.6 GHz, the processor "pegs out" at 100% use during the entire rendering procedure and can take up to 9 hours to complete. I use AW5's stream format of MPEG-4 AVC. The source files are captured at 12 Mb/s, in TS mode. My minimum render speed is 13 Mb/s, but if higher speed renders will fit onto the rendered files, I'll bump that up to whatever I can fit (some sports as high as 24 Mb/s). My question is, would a higher speed CPU processor help? I see that Asus's processors can be upgraded to 5 GHz/s, although some say that, to get that speed, the whole motherboard needs to be replaced. My wish is that I could have a higher speed processor installed, which would result in the BD rendering using only part of the processor capacity; say, 75%, or even lower, if possible. Do you have any experience with these issues and can help me? Thanks a lot. Russell
A faster, better CPU will always help. You can try to lower the task priority to make your PC run smoother while encoding. If you want to manually limit the CPU usage for Authoring Works only, I suggest you check you the excellent Process Lasso.
It seems even thought the exact same sharpener filters have been around since i think the very first version of xpress, im shocked they havent added different sharpener filters to the mix. At the moment all i see are filters that contour and thats it which as you have said only brighten up edges and there not that good.
Yes, TAW5 output can be burnt just fine using Nero. I prefer to do this, rather than burn directly from inside TAW5, because you can then get Nero to do things like verifying the burn against the original folders, or using multiple burnere to create several copies simultaneously.
I've had success creating a new (empty) BDMV project within Nero, then dragging the TAW5 output folders into it, and burning either to BD or an ISO file direct from Nero.
Nero also works just fine with BD ISOs created from DVDFab. Sometimes I'll use DVDFab to create an ISO from the TAW5 output folders, then use Nero to burn that to disc.