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KEEP SOUND TRACK WITH COPY OF VHS TAPE


OLDHARRY

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I am new to this and thought I was doing well with my copying of a vhs tape (recorded from a TV broadcast), then I tried to edit out the commercials. In Video-Wave, all I got was a single picture in the storyline. I then tried it with CineMagic and got everything edited out, but it seems as though I now have no sound. What am I doing wrong?

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Thanks for your response. I will answer the best I can, as follows:

Used "Video Capture" to copy the tape to my hard drive.

The video is now in mpg format.

Yes, have sound when I just play the unedited captured file.

 

I tried the CineMagic, because it was the only thing that would show me more than one frame and also break down to into the more detailed Timeline segments (in VideoWave I still only get 1 frame in Timeline).

 

My System (to the best of my knowledge):

HP Pavillion a465c

Windows XP SP2

Intel Pentium 4 CPU, 3.00E GHz, 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM memory

160GB RPM Ultra DMA Hard Drive

Intel Extreme Graphics 2 w/ up to 64 MB shared video memory

 

That's all I know.

 

Thanks!

Thanks for the response. It does not seem to matter wether I am in Storyline or Time line view, I still only get the first frame visible.

 

I don't know what else to do.

 

Harry

 

Hi Harry, I'm old Fred.

 

The replies from the experts considered, I would say I think I have experienced what you are going through.

 

After capturing my analog(VHS) files through my Digital camcorder to the PC. When I viewed the time line, only the first frame showed as the others note as correct.

 

What I did. Painstakingly and time consuming.......split the one long imported file into individual clips using the "split file" option you see in the tool bar immediately above the time line. The icon looks like a blue<>, or similar. I believe the option appears when the file is right clicked also. I should mention you need to select the file you wish to split, every time, before the split function will work.

 

(I needed many splits because I edited nearly every scene.) You may only need to split your resulting video into the spots where the Commercials begin and end.....then just delete the commercials to have it eventually create one simultaneous video. You can note your position in the movie by viewing the large preview window, adusting forward or back with the various methods provided.

 

In Video Wave the sound track follows the video fine.

 

Maybe one of the experts can expand on what I am trying to explain here, as I am not too good at putting this all into words. I am sure this will remind them of the situation.

 

I hope this helps out a bit.

 

Fred

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Thanks for your response. I will answer the best I can, as follows:

Used "Video Capture" to copy the tape to my hard drive.

The video is now in mpg format.

Yes, have sound when I just play the unedited captured file.

 

I tried the CineMagic, because it was the only thing that would show me more than one frame and also break down to into the more detailed Timeline segments (in VideoWave I still only get 1 frame in Timeline).

 

My System (to the best of my knowledge):

HP Pavillion a465c

Windows XP SP2

Intel Pentium 4 CPU, 3.00E GHz, 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM memory

160GB 7200RPM Ultra DMA Hard Drive

Intel Extreme Graphics 2 w/ up to 64 MB shared video memory

 

That's all I know.

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the response. It does not seem to matter wether I am in Storyline or Timeline view, I still only get the first frame visible.

 

I don't know what else to do.

 

Harry

 

Harry,

as we have posted you will always only see one frame for each video segment in your timeline. If you were to split the video on the timeline, you would then see 2 frames on the timeline - each frame is the first frame in each of the segments.

 

Your CPU is fine for working with video although a bit more memory would help, 1GB is recommended. The big problem is your video/graphics "card". You most likely have on-board video with only 64MB of shared memory. I would recommend you get a proper video card with at least 128MB of memory, 256MB would even be better.

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I am new to this and thought I was doing well with my copying of a vhs tape (recorded from a TV broadcast), then I tried to edit out the commercials. In Video-Wave, all I got was a single picture in the storyline. I then tried it with CineMagic and got everything edited out, but it seems as though I now have no sound. What am I doing wrong?

 

How did you copy the video from the VHS to your hard drive? In what foramt is the video?

Do your have sound when you play the captured program via Windows media Player?

 

Do edit video you should be using Videowave, that is what the program was designed. CineMagic is a Wizard and does not have the capabilities of Videowave. If you captured to a sibgle video file then all you will see is a single picture in timeline of Videowave, its the first frame of the video.

 

Also please list your system specs especially video or graphics card.

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I am new to this and thought I was doing well with my copying of a vhs tape (recorded from a TV broadcast), then I tried to edit out the commercials. In Video-Wave, all I got was a single picture in the storyline. I then tried it with CineMagic and got everything edited out, but it seems as though I now have no sound. What am I doing wrong?

 

Of course you are going to only get a single picture in Storyline, in VideoWave. You have it placed in the first frame, which is correct.

 

Switch the view to Timeline, and you will see the entire video. Forget CineMagic.

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How did you copy the video from the VHS to your hard drive? In what foramt is the video?

Do your have sound when you play the captured program via Windows media Player?

 

Do edit video you should be using Videowave, that is what the program was designed. CineMagic is a Wizard and does not have the capabilities of Videowave. If you captured to a sibgle video file then all you will see is a single picture in timeline of Videowave, its the first frame of the video.

 

Also please list your system specs especially video or graphics card.

 

 

Thanks for your response. I will answer the best I can, as follows:

Used "Video Capture" to copy the tape to my hard drive.

The video is now in mpg format.

Yes, have sound when I just play the unedited captured file.

 

I tried the CineMagic, because it was the only thing that would show me more than one frame and also break down to into the more detailed Timeline segments (in VideoWave I still only get 1 frame in Timeline).

 

My System (to the best of my knowledge):

HP Pavillion a465c

Windows XP SP2

Intel Pentium 4 CPU, 3.00E GHz, 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM memory

160GB 7200RPM Ultra DMA Hard Drive

Intel Extreme Graphics 2 w/ up to 64 MB shared video memory

 

That's all I know.

 

Thanks!

 

Of course you are going to only get a single picture in Storyline, in VideoWave. You have it placed in the first frame, which is correct.

 

Switch the view to Timeline, and you will see the entire video. Forget CineMagic.

 

 

Thanks for the response. It does not seem to matter wether I am in Storyline or Timeline view, I still only get the first frame visible.

 

I don't know what else to do.

 

Harry

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Sounds like you have used other editors like Premiere or Sony Vegas. You aren't doing anything wrong. That is how the program is designed. If you slide the 'blue line' in Time line mode, you will notice that the preview will show what 'frame' you are on.

 

I got rid of Adobe Premiere Elements for that reason. I found having all those tiny frames confusing mostly because they were NOT accurate as to the actual edit point even when zoomed in at a high level.

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