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  1. Ok here are some of my specs!!!!


    Dell Computer Corporation Dimension 4550

    Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

    2.53 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4

    8 kilobyte primary memory cache

    512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

    260.03 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity

    198.52 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space


    _NEC CD-RW NR-9100A [CD-ROM drive]

    SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616T [CD-ROM drive]

    c: (NTFS on drive 0) 59.99 GB 43.42 GB free

    f: (NTFS on drive 1) 200.05 GB 155.10 GB free

    Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller


    You left out one of the most important specs: what is your video card? Since its a Dell computer your may have a on-board video card which in most cases cannot handle the video requirements of EMC 8, especially the DirectX features.

    Dropped frames are usually software related and depend on what hardware you are using to capture

  2. Thanks Chris for posting your particular problem, and thanks myguggi for the great solution answer. The more I read these boards, The more I learn !! :)


    Hey myguggi, you must be freezing your (you know what) off up there in Canada ! :D





    Frank, so far I have not yet frozen "my you know what off"! It's been relatively mild so far, temps mostly just below 0C in the day time and only -15 C at night. Two nights ago it dropped down to -29C; if its stays above -30C we don't consider it cold! :D They are forecasting a warm +5C for this week which means a real miserable, slushy day! :huh:

  3. "I created each frame manually in Photoshop for a 16:9 TV and added captions in Photoshop. I noticed that Videowave does captions, but if I change the duration of a frame before the caption it does not move with the frame I assigned it too. Is there a way to lock the text entries to a frame?"


    To make the text stay with a frame, change to the timeline, then select double click on the desired frame (you might have to expand the time line to see the frame). You can now add text to the text track. Click the green arrow to return to the main editor. Your text will now always stay with that frame. Experiment with it to learn some of the tricks.

  4. Found out Creator 8 is what I need...thanks.

    If all you want to do is play DVD movies then getting EMC 8 or even emc 7.5 is overkill. These programs are designed for capturing/editing/burning audio and video. Playing a DVD movies is just a "sideline". I would just get Cineplayer by itself if you are not interested in any video work.

  5. I'm sorry - I was obviously not clear. I frequently want keyframe two to be exactly the same as keyframe one. Since the slider on version 8 automatically changes the size of the red box at the same time you move the slider, I cannot get two keyframes exactly alike. This also applies to the last keyframe and the one before it. On version 7, with separate sliders for size and time, it was easy to do this.


    Perhaps my new upgrade to version 8 is not working correctly.


    I have the same experience as you - it is almost inpossible to have 2 successive key frames be the identical size or location. In EMC 7.5 I think you could apply a numeric zoom value to each key frame.