Ive got some time lapse footage which has some unwanted movement and it is to be incorporated into a film that I'm submitting to a film festival. I'm having mixed success with Virtual Dub's Deshaker tool. The footage was obtained from digital stills. The finished film will be 1920 x 1080. Initially, I created a 1920 x 1280 copy of the video (no cropping) and used Deshaker on that which was quite foolish of me. Deshaker did a reasonable job but because of the inevitable cropping, I end up with a video clip that is below true 1920 x 1080 quality. Very silly of me. It looks fine on a medium sized HDTV but may not look so great on a big screen at a festival.
So next, I went ahead and created a full resolution 4608 x 3072 video from the stills and tried Deshaker on that. It was to be later imported into Sony Movie Studio where it would be reduced to 1920 x 1080. First pass went okay but with the second pass, it took forever to process. 12 hours later and it was still rendering. And it had only completed frame 9 out of 165 supposedly. I aborted it. I guess the software couldn't cope with a file that huge.
I then created a 2350 x 1567 video from the stills and started Deshaker on that. But when the very last step came, it refused to render. I get an error message that says: "Cannot start video compression. An unknown error occurred (may be corrupt data.) Error code 100."
Would it be anything to do with the Xvid codec I selected? I used this very same codec on the previous two renderings and did not have this issue on those occasions.
Since then, Ive created two more video clips from the same stills (utilising different file sizes) and I keep getting the same error message. Ive created a 2300 x 1533 and a 2330 x 1553 video and neither of those will render. I guess I could try some different codecs from within VD but Ive no idea which ones are worth using (I know not all codecs are created equal.) These are the ones that I have in VD - Cinepack Codec by Radius, Intel IYUV, Microsoft RLE, Microsoft Video 1 and Xvid MPEG4 and of course Uncompressed RGB (I would prefer some compression but minimal quality loss.) Which would be the best codec to use out of those for HD video?
Edited by Patrick Cooper, 30 December 2015 - 10:24 PM.