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  • Any Volunteers for "Disk Too Slow" Testing?

    Still get message disk too slow--so frequently that I have wasted many hours on failed captures. One day all my captures fail. The next I capture fine. Nuts. No Rhyme or reason. It does not appear related to my RAID or HDs. It happens on simple DV on any drive Raid or not.

    *** DEAR GV: Perhaps you should offer to have someone with problem ship computer in for further testing. ***

    Many of us have extra systems and could get by for a few weeks on one. Might be a nice gesture to offer discount or free Edius 5 upgrade to vonlunteers.

    We did this often in such cases when I worked in the biz for ///FAST multimedia. This problem is very real in v4.54 and deserves more attention.

    GV: What do you think?

    Users: Any volunteers?

    Merry Christmas to those who celebrate !

    Thank you for your consideration,

    Bob Hatton
    MarComm Media

  • #2
    At last, someone else who thinks this error wastes precious time.

    I doubt GV will take anyones troublesome PC to test.

    I can't see why it should be so difficult to track down, there are clues.
    1. It only occurs in 4.5x
    2. Its something to do with the Disk access.
    Surely comparing code changes in these areas can't be that difficult?

    Let's hope it doesn't drag on for as long as it took Avid to support 720/50P!
    System 1 - Win7 64/Edius 5.51/Asus P8/8Gb RAM/RAID0/i7 2600K OC/nVidia Quadra 600
    System 2 - Win XP/Edius v4.61/Asus P5 DH Deluxe/4Gb RAM/RAID0/Quad Core 2.4Ghz Q6600/nVidia 9800GT 512Mb/NXHD + other stuff


    • #3
      I would say the immediate test will be whether the problem is still in 4.6 which will be out soon. All of you that have that trouble, be sure and test the same things with 4.6.


      • #4
        Are you using xp with sp2 ?
        If so then you have to run the firewire fix in order to get full firewire speed.
        I have seen many strange behavior with this sp2 problem.

        I have posted a link a couple of times so it should be easy to find, don´t call
        microsoft's call center, they have never heard about it.

        Have you by chance tryed to capture on a standard pc with no fancy raid
        controllers ?



        • #5
          Which fix are you referring to? I searched your posts on the new forum and can't find it.

          The only speed issues I can think of off the top of my head are 1394b ports being slowed down from 800 speed to 100 speed.

          I can't think of anything for normal 1394a ports.


          Microsoft MVP in Digital Media

          Edius 4.61, NX Express, xp sp2


          • #6
            Link is listed under "best capture format and software" thread. I downloaded the patch but when I installed it says "can't create file that already exists" so presumably I don't need the fix. I still can't capture 1080i. I can capture DV and 720p.


            • #7
              I am NOT tech support BUT I would like to see if 4.6 is acting the same way on your systems when it comes out.

              I am not sure that there is a lot we could do in the short time until then.



              • #8
                Here is the link,

                the problem is for both a and b firewire,



                • #9
                  The problem affects both a and b firewire devices, but only when connected to a 1394b port, which is the 800 speed port.

                  This problem occurs if you connect a 1394a or 1394b FireWire device to a 1394b port. This problem occurs because Windows XP SP2 changes 1394b ports to S100 speed when you upgrade.

                  Which will be why you didn't need it.
                  Microsoft MVP in Digital Media

                  Edius 4.61, NX Express, xp sp2


                  • #10
                    2. Its something to do with the Disk access.
                    I would not be so sure about it... See, those error messages, as the other parts of software made by programmers- well, they're people, they can do their own mistakes. Let's see: software has inputs and outputs. User pressed a button- input. Software opened addititional window- output. Let's say that few hundreds of different inputs can bring up this error message about "destination disk" Even rizing the temperature on one degree of videocard swithes some triggers in operating system and it may send some message to edius to bring up the error window. It maybe anything in the system , because Edius has limited number of prebuilt error messages, so system may crash or show you one of those messages- because Edius don't have errors about videocard, power supply or software conflicts. it bring you the message it has available...
                    What I am trying to say, that it may be not very easy...
                    Asus P8P67, Intel i7 2600K working at 4.50 Ghz, 16Gb Kingston RAM, Windows 7 64bit, 500Gb system drive, 320Gb Data drive and 1TB RAID-0 for AV, Edius NX Express, EVGA nVidia GTX 570 2.5CB DDR5, 750w ALTEC power and some creativity...


                    • #11
                      I am NOT tech support BUT I would like to see if 4.6 is acting the same way on your systems when it comes out.
                      So why not hand out a beta of V4.6 to those who have the problem? I'm one of those poor souls, too.

                      Merry Christmas!


                      • #12
                        I installed 4.54 yesterday, as I'd many projects to finish before Xmas and only really got back to work now.

                        Yesterday when capturing it reported my 400gb raid with 329gb free space would only capture 23 mins of dv50i.

                        I captured 2 vhs tapes, one of 12 mins and one of 45 mins ok.

                        Today, it says my drive can now capture 23 hours or so of dv50i, but after 29:12:20 of capturing a 1 hour vhs tape it stops capturing and tells me my drive is too slow.

                        When I first installed 4.52 I had the drive too slow problem a few times, but always before capturing, never during. After the first few weeks though I ahd no more problems.

                        I wonder how 4.54 is going to pan out?

                        At least the 29 mins captured is captured and not corrupt, so I can start agin from that point!!!!!

                        Happy New Year everyone :)

                        Microsoft MVP in Digital Media

                        Edius 4.61, NX Express, xp sp2


                        • #13
                          Oh well, got 8 mins on my next go before disc to slow came up!!!!!!!!!!

                          Another reboot and off we go again....... wish me luck, as I have about 18 hours of vhs to get on dvd.

                          Microsoft MVP in Digital Media

                          Edius 4.61, NX Express, xp sp2


                          • #14
                            are you capturing to SD D1 or SD DV via S-Video in or Composite in?

                            if SD D1, are you using Lossless or HQ?

                            I usually capture VHS to SD D1 using HQ codec, no problems so far
                            Anton Strauss
                            Antons Video Productions - Sydney

                            EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro


                            • #15
                              I've always used sd 4.3 dv50i, composite in to the front bay.

                              I'm 6 mins in to the next capture, if it fails again I'll try your settings and see how that goes.

                              Will I be able to mix and match the settings on the timeline?

                              I normally stick them all on the timeline, do what small amount of editing I need to do, make a batch export list, then export out to dv.avi into a watch folder and use PCE to make the mpegs overnight.

                              Microsoft MVP in Digital Media

                              Edius 4.61, NX Express, xp sp2