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Could someone PLEASE explain to me step by step how to trim a video clip, preview it, & then transfer it to Videowave ?

There seems to be more than one way to do it, the user guide is limited, online info. did not help much, viewing people's methods

was confusing, phone support questionable.

It seems that the actual software does not always follow the user guide......slightly different programs ? Updates ?

Each time I think that I'm deleting the unwanted section, the entire video clip is deleted !!! This could go on for weeks !!!

 

Thanx

 

Please keep it simple !!!

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Could someone PLEASE explain to me step by step how to trim a video clip, preview it, & then transfer it to Videowave ?

There seems to be more than one way to do it, the user guide is limited, online info. did not help much, viewing people's methods

was confusing, phone support questionable.

It seems that the actual software does not always follow the user guide......slightly different programs ? Updates ?

Each time I think that I'm deleting the unwanted section, the entire video clip is deleted !!! This could go on for weeks !!!

 

Thanx

 

Please keep it simple !!!

 

I have no idea what you are doing :blink: The help guide shows very well how to do it, the problem may be in finding the section.

 

Launch Videowave, add your video clip to the timeline. Right click on the clip in the timeline and then select Trim from the drop-down menu. In the Trimmer window that opens select Help to get more info.

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OK...in the Video trim box, you press play & click on where you want the trim to begin & end...then hit OK.

What you're left with in the preview box & storyline is the segment to delete.

Where do you PREVIEW the video before you actually delete stuff ?

I keep deleting the trimmed segment but do not know where my edited video is.

All the info. I read says to hit OK....then what ????? Where's the final video ???

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OK...in the Video trim box, you press play & click on where you want the trim to begin & end...then hit OK.

What you're left with in the preview box & storyline is the segment to delete.

Where do you PREVIEW the video before you actually delete stuff ?

I keep deleting the trimmed segment but do not know where my edited video is.

All the info. I read says to hit OK....then what ????? Where's the final video ???

 

After you hit Ok you are left with the segment you want to keep - you have "deleted" the parts you trimmed. You never use the delete button at all when you use the Trim function.

 

After you hit Ok you are returned to the production editor. If you now play the video the "trimmed" sections are gone.

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Hmmmm. In the Video trim box...I set the beginning point on the top left & the end point on the top right. Green flag on left,red flag on right...that beige area in between the flags should be deleted. I hit OK & am taken back to Videowave ? The video in the preview & storyline are the segment I want deleted.

Do I have this backwards ????

How is it that I'm deleting the video segments that I'm suppose to save ???

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Hmmmm. In the Video trim box...I set the beginning point on the top left & the end point on the top right. Green flag on left,red flag on right...that beige area in between the flags should be deleted. I hit OK & am taken back to Videowave ? The video in the preview & storyline are the segment I want deleted.

Do I have this backwards ????

How is it that I'm deleting the video segments that I'm suppose to save ???

 

The area between the flags is the section that will be kept. Trim means removing a section from the start and/or the end of the video, not internal sections.

 

If you want to remove internal sections in the video then that is a completely different operation :unsure:

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OK...thanx.....I assume I will have to split the video clip into 3 sections to remove a middle section.

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Thanx, Steve !!!!!

 

Glad you found what you wanted to do. Its too bad that you did not make this clear in your original post where you talked about trimming.

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It was still tricky to set an end point on the video clip I wanted to cut because each time I tried to set the end point, a message kept popping up saying that this point was no good because one or both sections would be too small. This was just a 15 second clip I wanted to delete.This happened over & over again.

I believe I hi-lited the 2nd section BEFORE I set the end point to avoid that error message again. It seemed to work....go figure.

BTW.....what exactly is that " iso image " ? I thought it would be EXACTLY the same video file that you burned to disc, but it's a more compressed copy.

I'm used to having an uncompressed " working copy " saved on my PC. I have these 45 min. DV-AVI files saved that I copy....I'll eventually save these large "master" files to a flash drive to store. Am I using the proper procedures ? I tend to delete all these files that say Production 1,untitled, dat copy ?, etc.

I don't know....it's just me.

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It was still tricky to set an end point on the video clip I wanted to cut because each time I tried to set the end point, a message kept popping up saying that this point was no good because one or both sections would be too small. This was just a 15 second clip I wanted to delete.This happened over & over again.

I believe I hi-lited the 2nd section BEFORE I set the end point to avoid that error message again. It seemed to work....go figure.

BTW.....what exactly is that " iso image " ? I thought it would be EXACTLY the same video file that you burned to disc, but it's a more compressed copy.

I'm used to having an uncompressed " working copy " saved on my PC. I have these 45 min. DV-AVI files saved that I copy....I'll eventually save these large "master" files to a flash drive to store. Am I using the proper procedures ? I tend to delete all these files that say Production 1,untitled, dat copy ?, etc.

I don't know....it's just me.

 

Could you list a step-by-step precedure that you are using. At the moment I am totally confuded by what you are trying to do and how you are doing. I thought you wanted to delete a section withing the video? Now you are again taling about trimming? Those are two completely different operations.

 

BTW, a 45 minute DV avi file should be about 10GB so I doubt you will be able to save it to Flash drive.

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I am trying to delete a section.

There's no problem splitting the original video.

I'm trying to follow that instructional video above.

Once that " moving line " reaches the end point of the section I want to delete ( in the 2nd clip )...I hit pause.

Then, I thought you just click on the portion before the "line" ( in the 2nd video clip ) to hi-lite the small clip that you want to delete.

The ENTIRE 2nd video clip is always hi-lited. Somehow, I was able to hi-lite the desired section, but now, can't seem to do it.

 

UPDATE: OK, it seems that once my end point is determined, I click on the blue section AFTER the 2nd clip, then hit the "split" button, then I'm able to hi-lite the small clip

that I want to delete...then hit the red "X".

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I am trying to delete a section.

There's no problem splitting the original video.

I'm trying to follow that instructional video above.

Once that " moving line " reaches the end point of the section I want to delete ( in the 2nd clip )...I hit pause.

Then, I thought you just click on the portion before the "line" ( in the 2nd video clip ) to hi-lite the small clip that you want to delete.

The ENTIRE 2nd video clip is always hi-lited. Somehow, I was able to hi-lite the desired section, but now, can't seem to do it.

 

UPDATE: OK, it seems that once my end point is determined, I click on the blue section AFTER the 2nd clip, then hit the "split" button, then I'm able to hi-lite the small clip

that I want to delete...then hit the red "X".

:):rolleyes:

 

By the way, an ISO file is an exact image of what would be put onto a disc with the movies, the menu, and the other things that will make a DVD player know that it is a DVD and not a data disc or other. An ISO file is NOT readily editable. An ISO file is not a compressed version of the video.

 

Look at the size of those files that you are deleting; they are small. If you ever want to edit the original project, keep them. Get an external hard drive to save your projects. You can get a 1Tb hard drive for around $100.

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