Klaas wrote:I also have those transitions "beeps" to (black flashes). I use "Smart Rendering".
This week I also tried it without the "Smart Rendering". The flashes were gone, but the final result was not as good as the original.
I get the flashes after transitions even with Smart Render off.
Regarding the lower quality when Smart Render is off. What I have experienced is that when you do a "Share/Create Video File" with AVCHD, Smart Render will retain the high bit rate of the original clips, but with Smart Render off, X2 renders a file with a much lower bit rate, thus the lower quality.
With my Sony, the original clips are in the 15-17 kps range. With Smart Render on, the rendered video is in the same range and the quality is identical. With Smart Render off, the rendered video file is in the 8-11 kbs range and the quality is significantly lower, which is especially noticeable on pans where vertical lines in the scene become zig-zaggy. This occurs even if you set the bit rate to 18k and the quality slider to 100%.
Even with Smart Render on, if you made any edits to a clip such as adjusting the brightness or contrast, the clip has to be re-rendered and you get the lower bit rate.
I found that if you create a hybrid AVCHD disc directly from the project time line (Share/Create Disc/AVCHD) instead of creating a video file, the higher bite rate of the original clips is maintained, even with clips that were edited. So a work-around is to skip the file creation step and go directly to disc. If you need the file, you can copy the .m2ts file from the DVD disc to your hard drive. This work-around takes longer and wastes a disc if you didn't really want a disc (you could use a re-writable disc.)
I created a support ticket about this and got the usual irrelevant, non-helpful reply from Corel's 1st support level. I escalated it and got a 2nd level response that said when X2 renders with Smart Render on, it does not attempt to retain the original bit rate. In other words they say this is how the software was designed.
I still believe this is a bug or design flaw. If X2 can render high bit rate video when creating a disc, it should be able to do it when creating a file.