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Dropped Frames in DVD Builder


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I have just completed my slideshow using Storyboard. It includes pictures with transistions, music, the works. At the end of my slideshow I have included closing credits using text and it scrolls to the music perfectly, in fact, it is exactly how I want it to play. When I send it to dvd builder to burn and play it in the preview mode just to double check, I find that my perfect slide show has now dropped parts of the scrolling text that has just played fine on the storyboard. The music continues to play but my scrolling text is a no-show. Obviously, I am missing something and come to you great folks for HELP!!! :) I would like to mention, that I have created many wonderful slide shows and they have all turned out great. What the heck am I missing this time???

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You're welcome....

 

It's possible that there is a limit to the amount of text you can put into a text box. I don't work for Roxio, so I don't really know, but I vaguely remember having a problem like this with one of my productions.

 

However, you should be able to get around a limitation like that.

 

If the text is on a color panel, or a picture, just put another color panel or picture onto the storyline after the one where it cuts off. Now the easy way to get the text identical is to save that first text as a 'style' with that button on the left. While you're in that first panel where the --------- occurs, delete the text at the end of a line BEFORE the ----------.

 

Now find the time that the text ends ( when it becomes readable on the screen). Adjust the duration of that panel to end at that time.....It should be somewhere around the 2 minute mark based on your information.

 

You can then drag the text 'style' from the abc Media Selector onto the second panel, edit the text and delete the first text part that you don't need.

 

Basically, you're putting the text onto two panels instead of one. Since this is digital editing, the process will be seamless and the text on the second panel should follow the first.

 

You can repeat this for a third panel if two are not enough to hold all the text.

 

Hope that helps.

 

You have to adjust your text size to fit the TV screen. You also need to adjust the duration your panel is going to run to make it work. Right click your color panel and choose edit text. When done, right click it again and choose adjust duration. Hope this helps!

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I have just completed my slideshow using Storyboard. It includes pictures with transistions, music, the works. At the end of my slideshow I have included closing credits using text and it scrolls to the music perfectly, in fact, it is exactly how I want it to play. When I send it to dvd builder to burn and play it in the preview mode just to double check, I find that my perfect slide show has now dropped parts of the scrolling text that has just played fine on the storyboard. The music continues to play but my scrolling text is a no-show. Obviously, I am missing something and come to you great folks for HELP!!! :) I would like to mention, that I have created many wonderful slide shows and they have all turned out great. What the heck am I missing this time???

 

 

You have to adjust the size of your text to fit the TV Screen. The default is 24. If you have a long text, you need to adjust the duration that the panel is going to run. If you are using scroll, make sure that you choose slowest scroll. You can do this by right clicking your color panel and choose adjust text first. When done, right click it again and then choose adjust duration. Hope this helps!

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The manual for EMC 7 is included in the program you installed.

 

On the Home screen that appears when you first launch the program, go to Help Center and Tutorials. Pick the program you're using ( probably VideoWave 7 Pro) and choose either the Tutorial or User Guide.

 

Personally, I find the User's Guides more helpful.

 

There are also some online tutorials on the Roxio Website under Support HERE.

 

And if you need more help, please ask.

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thanks again ml... :) I do appreciate your responses since I get nothing from Roxio. Because I am such a newbie, and have never experienced problems before, my next question may be a no brainer for a guru such as yourself...I get what you are saying about dividing the text into two panels to make the text part work, my question is, how do I get the audio to play continuously over several panels? Since all I have ever really done with audio is add it, (I have never really fiddled with that portion of the software), and am unsure of how to splice and/or edit the audio clip that I have selected. I am guessing there is a way, but again, I'm just not sure. Thanks again... I think we're finally on to something. :huh:

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Still having trouble... :huh: I tried burning to ISO file with no luck...my problem is that I have just completed my slideshow using the Storyboard in Videowave. It includes pictures with transistions, music, the works. At the end of my slideshow I have included closing credits using text and it scrolls to the music perfectly, in fact, it is exactly how I want it to play. I then save my project and hit the burn button which brings me to the DVD Builder.. I add my title page and music in DVD Builder, just like I've done before on numerous other projects and then preview it one more time before I burn it to disk. The slideshow plays fine until about the last couple of minutes where I find that my perfect slide show has now dropped parts of the scrolling text that has just played fine on the storyboard preview. The music continues to play on a black background (the panel color that I had chosen) but my scrolling text is a no-show. Obviously, I am missing something and come to you for HELP!!! I would like to mention, that I have created many wonderful slide shows and they have all turned out great. What the heck am I missing this time??? I have had no updates and am not using Internet Explorer 7. It is not a long slideshow, only about 15 minutes. Please tell me how I can get this project to burn correctly. In another posting I read that someone else had trouble with their scrolling text disappearing after about two minutes... this sounds like what is happening to my production. One of the responses was to check the duration, which I have and find that it is plenty long (since the audio continues to play as well as the chosen black panel still there) I'm just missing my text. Thanks. :)

 

You just repeated, in more detail, the problem that you posted in your first post. What problem did you encounter when you tried to burn to an .ISO file? I suspect a corrupt file in your production, if it didn't work.

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mercerik......she tried that and "after clicking on this and playing and seeing the safe areas highlighted, I watched until it gets to the part of my project where it cuts off and find that it is exactly 2:00 minutes into the text and there is a dotted line -------- across the screen. " EVEN THOUGH THE DURATION WAS LONGER THAN 2 MINUTES. I think there is a limit on the amount of text you can put in one text block, but I don't know what that is.

 

hav n trouble,

Switch to the Timeline View. Find the audio track that you've added music to. ( If you cannot find it, go to the icon to the far left above the storyline which has a + - sign on it, click on it, and make certain that Background Audio is checked.)

 

 

 

Now either double click on the Background Audio or right click and chose Edit\ Background Audio. You'll probably have to read the Help file for this feature because you can adjust a lot of features in the audio, especially if you choose the Advanced feature.

 

I'm not really good with audio, but if you get stuck, just ask and someone will try to help. :)

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sisterscape thanks... :huh: I guess I have been staring at all this info for way too long...how do I get my audio to play continuously through more than one panel? What I did was make two text panels, adjusted the duration to what I felt would play the whole song then added the audio, I'm guessing I did something wrong since the audio will only play through the first panel. Again, I have been trying to digest lots of info from many different sources...so...talking to me like I am an idiot at this point would be good :) (The simpler the better) :D Thanks again.

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This time you burned directly from VideoWave and you're having the same results.

 

Try this..... In VideoWave, right click on that panel with the scrolling text. Choose Edit\ Text. Now in the lower right hand corner click 'reset', OK. It's possible that something was accidentally written to the VideoWave file that cut off the end of the text. That should reset it.

 

I cannot guarantee that this will work, but it's worth a try.

 

The other thing you could try would be to do another Edit\ Text. Click on the Save icon in the upper left hand corner. Save the text with a name that you choose. That will put the text in the main Text Media Selector.

 

Then you can delete the color panel, Save the production, insert a color panel and drag the text onto the new color panel, and adjust the color panel duration to longer than your text.

 

I don't know if that will work either, but sometimes if the editing file (videowave production) is incorrect, redoing that part works.

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...how do I get my audio to play continuously through more than one panel? What I did was make two text panels, adjusted the duration to what I felt would play the whole song then added the audio, I'm guessing I did something wrong since the audio will only play through the first panel. Again, I have been trying to digest lots of info from many different sources...so...talking to me like I am an idiot at this point would be good :) (The simpler the better) :huh: Thanks again.

 

Did you add the audio in the Storyline View? That adds the audio to the INTERNAL track and it will only play on that panel/scene.

 

You need to take the audio off that scene.

 

Then switch to the Timeline View and drag the audio to the audio track. You can move it around til you get it on the two panels.

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sisterscape thanks... :huh: I guess I have been staring at all this info for way too long...how do I get my audio to play continuously through more than one panel? What I did was make two text panels, adjusted the duration to what I felt would play the whole song then added the audio, I'm guessing I did something wrong since the audio will only play through the first panel. Again, I have been trying to digest lots of info from many different sources...so...talking to me like I am an idiot at this point would be good :) (The simpler the better) :D Thanks again.

 

Hi hav in trouble!

 

Everytime you adjust your panel, you have to go to Timeline to see if your audio or background music fit in. If your audio is longer than the color panel, adjust the duration that the panel will run (e.g. from 10.0 seconds [default] to 450.0 seconds or for how long you think you need to adjust it). If your panel is longer than the audio , go to Timeline and adjust your audio by clicking on the audio or background music you have there. The audio editor window opens. In this window, you can adjust your audio volume, do some fade in and fade out and work on your equalizer. Close to the bottom of this window, you will find the button that says Trim Audio. Click on it and an Audio Trimmer window opens where you can set your in point and out point and Loop your audio. Another option if your panel is longer than the audio, say for example if you are using a background music, import or drag the same background music to your project twice next to each other and trim either the first or second and make it sound like the music is an extended version. It is very easy to manipulate the music. See if this works for you and let me know if you are still having a problem. You can also refer to the book that came with your software on page 231-241, Adding Audio Clips and Applying Effects.

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Hi hav in trouble!

 

Everytime you adjust your panel, you have to go to Timeline to see if your audio or background music fit in. If your audio is longer than the color panel, adjust the duration that the panel will run (e.g. from 10.0 seconds [default] to 450.0 seconds or for how long you think you need to adjust it). If your panel is longer than the audio , go to Timeline and adjust your audio by clicking on the audio or background music you have there. The audio editor window opens. In this window, you can adjust your audio volume, do some fade in and fade out and work on your equalizer. Close to the bottom of this window, you will find the button that says Trim Audio. Click on it and an Audio Trimmer window opens where you can set your in point and out point and Loop your audio. Another option if your panel is longer than the audio, say for example if you are using a background music, import or drag the same background music to your project twice next to each other and trim either the first or second and make it sound like the music is an extended version. It is very easy to manipulate the music. See if this works for you and let me know if you are still having a problem. You can also refer to the book that came with your software on page 231-241, Adding Audio Clips and Applying Effects.

 

Thanks Mercerik - I had to walk away from the project for a couple of days, it was making me coo-coo :) I will apply the above to the project over the weekend. Thanks also for mentioning the book that came with the software. (I didnt even realize there was a book.) I guess I really have been flying blind. I will look through my software boxes and see if I can come up with it. Thanks again for your help. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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I have just completed my slideshow using Storyboard. It includes pictures with transistions, music, the works. At the end of my slideshow I have included closing credits using text and it scrolls to the music perfectly, in fact, it is exactly how I want it to play. When I send it to dvd builder to burn and play it in the preview mode just to double check, I find that my perfect slide show has now dropped parts of the scrolling text that has just played fine on the storyboard. The music continues to play but my scrolling text is a no-show. Obviously, I am missing something and come to you great folks for HELP!!! :) I would like to mention, that I have created many wonderful slide shows and they have all turned out great. What the heck am I missing this time???

 

Burn it to an image (ISO) file, and see if it plays ok.

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Still having trouble... :huh: I tried burning to ISO file with no luck...my problem is that I have just completed my slideshow using the Storyboard in Videowave. It includes pictures with transistions, music, the works. At the end of my slideshow I have included closing credits using text and it scrolls to the music perfectly, in fact, it is exactly how I want it to play. I then save my project and hit the burn button which brings me to the DVD Builder.. I add my title page and music in DVD Builder, just like I've done before on numerous other projects and then preview it one more time before I burn it to disk. The slideshow plays fine until about the last couple of minutes where I find that my perfect slide show has now dropped parts of the scrolling text that has just played fine on the storyboard preview. The music continues to play on a black background (the panel color that I had chosen) but my scrolling text is a no-show. Obviously, I am missing something and come to you for HELP!!! I would like to mention, that I have created many wonderful slide shows and they have all turned out great. What the heck am I missing this time??? I have had no updates and am not using Internet Explorer 7. It is not a long slideshow, only about 15 minutes. Please tell me how I can get this project to burn correctly. In another posting I read that someone else had trouble with their scrolling text disappearing after about two minutes... this sounds like what is happening to my production. One of the responses was to check the duration, which I have and find that it is plenty long (since the audio continues to play as well as the chosen black panel still there) I'm just missing my text. Thanks. :)

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thanks for the help ml (flying squirrel) :) I tried your suggestions, they did not work..., however, it did show me a part of videowave that I had not worked with before... the text editor, the show/hide button showing the safe area for placing text on televisions... I hadn't ever used this... after clicking on this and playing and seeing the safe areas highlighted, I watched until it gets to the part of my project where it cuts off and find that it is exactly 2:00 minutes into the text and there is a dotted line -------- across the screen. Does this line mean the end of how much text I can use/scroll? Is there a way to expand this area? I have approximately 3:30 of both scrolling text and audio and would really hate to cut it down to 2:00 if that is the limit on text. Anymore suggestions you have would be great since I think I have at least narrowed it down to where the real problem is - (it's just hard to put into words what is going on). Thanks Again. :huh:

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I don't think there was a manual with EMC 7 to be honest. There was with 8 but 7 had built in tutorials (I could be wrong there but that's how I remember it)

 

You're right there was no manual with EMC 7/7.5. The pages mercrk is referring to seem to be the pages from the EMC 8 manual

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cuts off and find that it is exactly 2:00 minutes into the text and there is a dotted line -------- across the screen. Does this line mean the end of how much text I can use/scroll? Is there a way to expand this area? I have approximately 3:30 of both scrolling text and audio and would really hate to cut it down to 2:00 if that is the limit on text. Anymore suggestions you have would be great since I think I have at least narrowed it down to where the real problem is - (it's just hard to put into words what is going on). Thanks Again. :)

 

You're welcome....

 

It's possible that there is a limit to the amount of text you can put into a text box. I don't work for Roxio, so I don't really know, but I vaguely remember having a problem like this with one of my productions.

 

However, you should be able to get around a limitation like that.

 

If the text is on a color panel, or a picture, just put another color panel or picture onto the storyline after the one where it cuts off. Now the easy way to get the text identical is to save that first text as a 'style' with that button on the left. While you're in that first panel where the --------- occurs, delete the text at the end of a line BEFORE the ----------.

 

Now find the time that the text ends ( when it becomes readable on the screen). Adjust the duration of that panel to end at that time.....It should be somewhere around the 2 minute mark based on your information.

 

You can then drag the text 'style' from the abc Media Selector onto the second panel, edit the text and delete the first text part that you don't need.

 

Basically, you're putting the text onto two panels instead of one. Since this is digital editing, the process will be seamless and the text on the second panel should follow the first.

 

You can repeat this for a third panel if two are not enough to hold all the text.

 

Hope that helps.

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