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Create a disk project and export it without crashing

Create a disk project and export it without crashing By yann56 - Last updated on Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 21 & S16-S20 Tutorials / Menus  -  Previous tutorials
Published on Sunday, March 1, 2015
Created on Monday, February 2, 2015 3:41 AM
 

I encountered crashes or hangs when creating a disk project or during exporting. The cause was not obvious and it took me time to find it out. So I thought it might be useful to describe three dysfunctions and their and corrections for flawlessy create a disk image :

- when I insert or lengthen a clip, the chapters get out of sync

- when exporting, during the creation of the disk image, Studio stops with the message "NGStudio has stopped working"

- when exporting during image processing, Studio suddenly hangs on an image

In these cases there is no error message, which does not facilitate the search for the cause of the problem.

Of course, these examples are not exhaustive, but I had a long time to find a solution that I decided to share it with you

Default 1 : when I insert or lengthen a clip, the chapters get out of sync

In the example below we have three clips (1) each associated by a chapter (2) to a menu (3) with a return to menu at the end of timeline. Timeline is set to Insert mode (4).

Timeline initiale

Still in insert mode (1), another clip is inserted between C1 and C2 (2) as below. Chapters C2, C3 and return to M1 (3) logically follow the movement of the clips.

insertion séquences, les chapitres suivent

New case. Yet still in insert mode (1), the same insert (2) caused a gap between the chapters and the sequences as shown below. In fact, the chapters C2, C3 and return to M1 (3) remained blocked at their original location. What has happened?

Décalage des chapitres

To find the explanation, we must move to the last image zooming using the slider (1), as below :

The return to M1 (2) is placed at the beginning of the last frame   : the chapters and return to menu stay in synch. The return to M1 (2) is placed at the end of the last frame   : the chapters and return to menu get out of synch.
retour M1 en début de dernière image retour M1 en fin de dernière image

But how did it happen? Unfortunately, very naturally : let's go, as shown below, to the end of time line and then generate the return to menu (2), it will be placed at the end of the last image!

Explication du pourquoi

So just to avoid the problem, move back of one frame before creating the return to menu (2), manually or using the button (3), or manually move the return to menu to the beginning of the last image.
Default 2 : when exporting, during the creation of the disk image, Studio stops with the message "NGStudio has stopped working"

This is very frustating because the crash occurred during the creation of the disk image, ie at the end of treatment when all the images have been coded, several hours after the start if the project is important.

NGstudio a cessé de fonctionner

Below, I have created thumbnail buttons for chapters. A priori, nothing abnormal.

Position des boutons miniatures

But looking more closely and activating the third button at the bottom we see that its outer frame exceeds the image. Below, we pulled up the button so that the outer frame is in the image. That was enough to eliminate the crash.
bouton hors cadre bouton cadré

Note that the defect does not appear in the disc simulator of the project and I never encountered the problem with DVD, but in Blu-ray only.

Default 3 : when exporting during image processing, Studio suddenly stops on an image

This is the easiest crash to detect because you usually go to the image where the hang occurred (1) and remove it if it is defective.

Arrêt impromptu

However, in some cases, the sudden stop has no apparent cause. It's just like if we had hit the pause button, except that there is no pause planned ! In most cases it is sufficient to simply restart exporting and it goes well. But if it still does not pass, you can :

- delete render files "Setup, Control panel, Storage locations, Delete render files"

- restart Studio, or Windows

- or reset Studio. In Studio 18 "Setup, Control panel, Reset " (See also on the site FAQ # 18 - NGStudio has stopped working).

{Screen Captures were made with the help of Snagit 12 by TechSmith}

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Brian Pilcher By # Brian Pilcher @ Monday, March 2, 2015 4:44 AM
It is very important to complete your project on the timeline first, then add the chapter markers. Run the project on your computer to test the menu, before finally creating a DVD or Blu-ray.

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Monday, March 2, 2015 2:00 PM
But Bryan, as explained, the "testing" sometimes work in Pinnacle Studio, while it still crashes during export.

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BillC By # BillC @ Monday, March 2, 2015 4:01 PM
Thank you Yann256, Very well done. I have experienced "NGStudio stopped working" more frequently than I like. Now you have given me ideas to find the problems.

 
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