Yes a screen cap or two would really help us (pretty thick headed at times )
Here is a post describing how to post screen caps, HERE.
OK guys, I'll give this a shot. My son did the work but he showed me the process.
He collected the video clips with his new HD Camcorder, a KUZO VCC-008-SE Full 1080p HD Camcorder. The camcorder took the clips as AVI files. When my son tried to work with these in Videowave, the clips would play for about 3 seconds and then freeze. I suggested he convert the clips to another file type so he converted them to WMV files using Roxio Copy and Convert program and then they worked great.
Here is some info on the original AVI file, in case it's of any importance.
Orig Clip Info.jpg 103.33KB
Here is a screen shot of the Copy and Convert Video window where he converted his AVI files to HD 1080 WMV files. Other than selecting the WMV HD 1080 type, he used defaults for the rest of the settings as shown.
AVI convert to WMV.jpg 159.06KB
Here is a copy of the conversion in progress.
Conversion in Progress.jpg 102.03KB
He then opens Roxio Video Wave (2012 Pro), selects Create New Production with a Format - Widescreen 16:9. He leaves the other Production Settings as default setting (e.g., he doesn't change them). See screen shot.
Production Set Up.jpg 105.99KB
He then selects add photo/video and hits OK (in this case I selected the WMV file I converted previously named Clip0010_1). See screeshot.
Add Photo or Video.jpg 237.46KB
Then he added a couple of intro word slides with the special effects. I'm not sure how to do that so I'm just adding a couple of special effects to the video clip since I know the special effects will be altered as they were before.
So I first Add Video Effect "Burn From Left" (see screen shot).
Fire Burn From Left.jpg 180.78KB
Then select Add To Production. See screen shot.
Add To Production.jpg 75.84KB
Then I add video effect Fireworks Windy Night and select add to production. See screen shot.
Fireworks Windy Night.jpg 89.35KB
At that point I save the production as Test 1 and hit play and the video effects display as intended. See screen shot.
Play with Special Effects Working.jpg 174.29KB
I then go up and select Output and choose export as a Video File and choose Windows Media Video 9, 1920x1080 VBR. I don't change any of the other default settings in the window. See Screen shot.
Export as WMV9 1920x1080.jpg 155.76KB
I then select Create Video File and it opens and starts Rendering. See screen shot.
Takes about 3 minutes for the short production to render. WMV File siz is 221 MB (original imported WMV clip was 121,772 KB which I believe is about 122 MB). See screen shot of file properties.
Rendered File Info.jpg 91.47KB
The I play the created file. All looks good except for video effects. Fire stays very low in bottom left corner and doesn't shoot up through frame and fireworks are just some scattered white flecks along the bottom of the frame. See attached creen shot.
Rendered WMV Screen Shot.jpg 264.73KB
OK, That's it. I'm sure I over did it but hopefully it's enough to find the problem.
I have to go take a nap now (LOL, I wish!)