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ConvertXtoDVD 5 preview

Postby Annelise » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:45 pm

We are now ready to unveil some of the new features of V5.
Here are some screenshots.
Remember: for now, it is still in a beta state so we might change the layout , add options, etc.

- brightness and contrast option:
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Great option for a better control over the image quality!

- Editing and removing parts of the video:
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This one might look a little complicated but it's not. With the ballon hints it's very easy to understand how to select and remove unwanted sections of the video (commercials, etc)

- Subtitles
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A video player is integrated.

That's all for now
More soon :-)
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Re: ConvertXtoDVD 5 preview

Postby geronimo » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:51 pm

8) Can this be used as a crude DVD splitter?
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Re: ConvertXtoDVD 5 preview

Postby Claire » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:29 am

Well you can cut a part of the original and convert it, but do do the other split, you need to load original again remove the other section and convert again.

Do you understand what I mean?
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Re: ConvertXtoDVD 5 preview

Postby geronimo » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:26 am

8) Yup! That coincides with my original thoughts. I just included the descriptor "crude", because I assumed there isn't a key frame marker feature included(or is there?).
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Re: ConvertXtoDVD 5 preview

Postby Claire » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:15 pm

A while back I asked if we could have a 'go to frame' fonction, and was told that this will not be added. I would say it is not too "crude" as in testing the crop window, you can use the + or - and go forward or back in the video just a pinch (sometimes I click and the image visually does not change, so it is moving but just a smidgen - but I don't know if this is by frame or not), I hope that helps.
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Re: ConvertXtoDVD 5 preview

Postby geronimo » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:26 pm

8) A "key frame" marker permits precise audio/video synchronization between split video segments. Again, ConvertX2DVD is a simple "one click" prgm. Since v5 will have real time preview, I suppose it will be possible to manually sync(+, -) audio and video if necessary, using dvd rw's.
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Re: ConvertXtoDVD 5 preview

Postby crowfax » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:28 pm

Do we have a guesstimate of when it'll be released? Is the encoding engine improved? Should I be holding off on converting some of my DVD's or are we still a few months away from release?
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Re: ConvertXtoDVD 5 preview

Postby jarman » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:30 pm

what about support for cuda/dxva/better support for 4/6cores, is that sort of thing on the cards??
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Re: ConvertXtoDVD 5 preview

Postby OzzyDownunder » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:54 pm

The current has the Movie ASPECT size is 4:3 and 16:9 will the 1.87:1 format be included in the new Version 5 ? As I have found that the 1.87:1 format resizers to the 16.9 Format. Thank you - OzzyDownunder
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Re: ConvertXtoDVD 5 preview

Postby JJ » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:22 am

OzzyDownunder wrote:The current has the Movie ASPECT size is 4:3 and 16:9 will the 1.87:1 format be included in the new Version 5 ? As I have found that the 1.87:1 format resizers to the 16.9 Format. Thank you - OzzyDownunder


Why would it? 4:3 and 16:9 are only ones included in DVD and TV specifications. All other sizes need to be resized.
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Re: ConvertXtoDVD 5 preview

Postby Saxtus » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:39 am

I just hope it will have a better 23.976 fps -> 25 fps conversion, because the current one at v4 makes video jumping every second...
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Re: ConvertXtoDVD 5 preview

Postby moviepas » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:41 pm

I have never observed the problem and I use conversion to PAL from anything all the time. I wouldn't use it if it did.
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Re: ConvertXtoDVD 5 preview

Postby Saxtus » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:48 pm

Hmm.
I thought it was a known thing.

I guess I will have to gather evidence and open a thread about it.
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Re: ConvertXtoDVD 5 preview

Postby GrampaD » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:41 am

...Is version 5 FINALLY going to have an advanced menu editor...? ...So we don't have to edit the templates manually...?
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Re: ConvertXtoDVD 5 preview

Postby rendez2k » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:37 pm

moviepas wrote:I have never observed the problem and I use conversion to PAL from anything all the time. I wouldn't use it if it did.


I notice the issue also. I think some people can see the tiny 'pauses' and some people don't notice it (like my wife!). I think its something to do with CxD adding frames in to get it to 25fps. Some other software I use has a method called 'PAL speed up' which does a perfect conversion of 23.976 MKV to 25fps DVD so it can be done right!
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Re: ConvertXtoDVD 5 preview

Postby vennfam » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:43 pm

A menu editor - we live in hope. All sorts of things would be nice, but the lack of a proper menu editor in a program of this sophistication is ridiculous. It has been asked for over and over again: what is so difficult about providing one? Even Nero lets you put text and thumbnails wherever you want on menus, so it really can't be that much of a challenge.
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Re: ConvertXtoDVD 5 preview

Postby Saxtus » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:19 pm

rendez2k wrote:Some other software I use has a method called 'PAL speed up' which does a perfect conversion of 23.976 MKV to 25fps DVD so it can be done right!

Maybe it changes the duration of the entire movie?
Doesn't seems right. Still, please PM me the name of that software to check it out.
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Re: ConvertXtoDVD 5 preview

Postby ckhouston » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:46 pm

It does shorten the movie's duration by the ratio of 23.976/25. It in effect tells a player to play at 25 fps when it is supposed to be played at 23.976 fps.

There is no perfect way to handle this situation. Some people complain that the speeded up method makes voices high pitched, others complain that the extra frame insertion method used by VSO makes the movie jerky. Actually, the jerkiness is only apparent during low speed camera pans of static scenery. So take your pick: jerkiness in a small part of the movie or high pitched sound during the whole movie.

VSO uses a pulldown method to insert the extra frame every second for PAL conversions in later versions. While that method is very good in inserting about 6 frames every second in NTSC conversions from 23.976 to 30 fps, it doesn't seem to me to work any better than straight frame duplication im PAL conversions to 25 fps.
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Re: ConvertXtoDVD 5 preview

Postby chainsaw » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:07 pm

Yes I agree with you Saxtus.. It can be very off-putting. It’s particularly noticeable when a slow pan is used .. It has been mentioned before on here quite a few times.. I don’t think we will see a fix for this with the new version, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed…

And as for a menu editor well that one seems to fall on deaf ears?…. Mind you I’m happy with my present setup which uses menus that the very talented Mr Tattoo made up for us….
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