Ynot, yes, sorry...AVCHD to .mts. I record directly to SD card and did copy the vids direct to the computer before taking them into PD9. Originally I tried transferring to my External Hard Drive, which, thanks to you guys, I discovered didn't work. When I began transferring them direct to the computer they worked perfectly. I have a half dozen nice videos, all .mov and and all accepted at Shutterstock ( http://footage.shutterstock.com/gallery/Dustie-319180/
All but the polar bear were done within in the last two weeks, and all done the same way I'm trying to do them now. They are all crystal clear and free of shimmer.
Today I took the camcorder outside and made a couple 15 sec. vids and then loaded them to PD9 direct from the card like you suggested, ynot. Sadly, after rendering, both still had the shimmer when I went back to the edit page and viewed the rendered .mov file.
I then tried rendering one of the short vids in each format using the original vid from the card each time. Although a couple gave pretty low quality resolution, the other's were perfect and there was no shimmer on any. So it's only the .mov format that's doing it, and that's exactly the format I need.
Carl, I've not actually uploaded any of these shimmer vids, other then the example on youtube so you guys can see what it's doing. So it's happening on my computer, and in PowerDirector9. The shimmer is coming directly from the rendering in PD9. I add the video to the library from the card, then drag it to the timeline, edit if needed (the 12 sec vids had no edits) click Produce and am taken to the Render page. Once on the render page I choose .mov as the format I want to render to and click the green start button.
When this last one was done rendering, I played it in the preview window on the render page before I clicked the link that returned me to the Edit page, just to check it. There was no shimmer..it was crystal clear. Then I click the link on the left that says Return to Edit page.
In the edit page I made sure my newly produced movie was highlighted and clicked play in the preview window. That is the first time my picture perfect video does the shimmer thing. So it's happening when the file is transferred back to the edit page after it's rendered.
I though about the Hardware accelerator. I had turned ti off since it was causing PD9 to run erratically and crash. Since it was the only change I'd made to the program I tried turning it back on and rendering a video to see if turning it off made the shimmer, but nope, it still shimmered, so I turned it back off.
I'm totally stumped...anymore ideas or suggestions?
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I'm still working on it....