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Why is my T2i video choppy?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by pantala51191@yahoo.com, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. pantala51191@yahoo.com

    pantala51191@yahoo.com New Member

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    I had a Canon T1i camera, and it shot 1080 and 720 video fine. When I use the new T2i, the video is very choppy. The 720/60fps, 1080/30fps and 1080/24fps all come out choppy when I play them back on my computer (they look great on the camera). I have a Gateway DX4710-05 desktop with a core-2 quad 2.4 GHz system with 6 GB of ram and added an NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT 1GB DDR2 video card.

    I am recording everything on a San Disk Extreme SDHC class 10 card (8 GB). When I used the T1i I was using an SDHC 4 GB class 2 memory card, and the 1080 and 720 video still worked fine.

    When I played back my T1i movie clips they were smooth when I opened them (they were .MOV movies in Quicktime), but the T2i files are very choppy. Is it that my computer can't handle the higher frames per second of the movies? I didn't think it was THAT big of a difference between the two cameras to make the files run so laggy. Is it the new memory card? Is it a setting on the T2i itself? Someone told me to go from PAL to NTSC (I'm in the U.S.), but it was already set to NTSC so that wasn't it.

    And here is one interesting thing that I do not understand. When I import the T2i movie files into Sony Vegas 9 and render them as a .WMV files, the file size of the new movies is WAY lower, the quality isn't diminished hardly at all, and the videos run perfectly smooth. So they are choppy when running straight from Quicktime after dragging them to my desktop, but are smooth after being run through Sony Vegas.

    Why are the original videos so laggy and choppy when I try to run them? Any thoughts?
     
  2. pantala51191@yahoo.com

    pantala51191@yahoo.com New Member

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    I just had a thought.... Could the problem be with my monitor? It's a year-old VGA monitor. I was thinking about upgrading to an HDMI monitor, because I assumed those would be able to process HD movies better, so if that could be it I will give it a try. However, my VGA monitor is currently set to 1680x1050 resolution.

     
  3. Andy Stanton

    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Are you running the latest version of Quicktime (version 7.6.6)?
     
  4. pantala51191@yahoo.com

    pantala51191@yahoo.com New Member

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    Wow, that may have done it. I feel like an idiot! I had Quicktime 7.6.4, so I'm surprised 7.6.6 works so much better. The latest version did say something about new support for playback and compression so maybe it was a big difference (shooting and playing homemade HD movies is brand new to me, so I need all the help I can get).

    Anyway, thank you so much! I'm going to test it out a bunch more and see if it solves my problem completely, but a quick test was very promising.
     

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