I did a new project, using photos, as you said. Everything worked fine EXCEPT I lost a load of transitions and effects by using "Software."
I have a previous post, asking why my Menu is black. I was advised to use "Software."
Then, when I went to edit a new video, a bunch of effects and transitions were missing. I posted this, and was asked if I had switched to "Software," and was advised to switch back to "Hardware."
I'd hate to think that Roxio limits me to either having a nice production or a nice menu, but not both.
UPDATE: I went back to the music video I've been editing, and did the whole thing with "Hardware." The Preview in the menu shows, for example, the Curtain Transition (which it does not do when set at "Software") and everything else perfectly.
I then burned a disc. Not only is the Menu black, but I lost the Curtain and some other transitions and effects! Yikes.