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09-02-2012, 06:14 AM   #1
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"Jerky" video

I've tried shooting a few videos with my K5. I didn't buy the camera for video capability but thought I would try it out. The videos I've taken are very jerky, for lack of a better term. The card I'm using is a Sandisk Extreme 30mb/s that is supposed to be for HD video. Anybody have any ideas what could be causing this?

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Jerky on the camera LCD or on your computer? If I open a video straight out of my camera onto Divx, it gets choppy and sometimes crashes.
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On the computer after I've downloaded the file from the SD card to my computer.
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You're computer may need a performance boost. I have a dual core processor, 4gb of ram(which is the max for XP 32bit), and it still isn't beefy enough for some videos I've tried to open.

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I have an AMD 1.8 GHz quad core 64 bit processor, 4 GB ram, Windows 7 64 bit operating system. My HD camcorder videos work fine, they aren't jerky at all. I'm wondering if maybe there is a problem with the camera processor or file management when writing to the card.
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Possibly a codec issue, you're camcorder most likely uses AVCHD (H.264); the K5 uses motion jpeg AVI files which are much larger in size. Try a free video converter like handbrake and see if it's choppy then.
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OK, I'll try that. I'll let you know if it works.
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That worked. Thanks for your help.

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