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Have been enjoying EMC8 for awhile now and now have a few questions. In timeline there are two icons at the bottom half. One says "snap to objects" - have not figured out how to use it or what it does. Can someone fill me in?

 

Another icon "edit volume envelope for audio objects". I have been playing with "little green dots" for a few days now and found I can fade in or out for the length I choose. But it seems I have a bit of a problem highlighting and dragging the green dot at the end of the song. I end up with more green dots than you can imagine. Is there a certain "area" of the dot I need to click? Center, left, right??? Gets a bit comical after awhile. Is this the only use for this icon???? Is there anything else I can use it for?

 

Last - when using pictures that don't cover the whole screen, I go to "fill", which works on some pictures - but the pictures that can't be filled end up with large black borders. How can I rectify this? Can I change the background color in storyline? Thanks for all the info you can give me, I truly appreciate it. Keeps this senior brain from turning to mush. MK

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Have been enjoying EMC8 for awhile now and now have a few questions. In timeline there are two icons at the bottom half. One says "snap to objects" - have not figured out how to use it or what it does. Can someone fill me in?

 

Another icon "edit volume envelope for audio objects". I have been playing with "little green dots" for a few days now and found I can fade in or out for the length I choose. But it seems I have a bit of a problem highlighting and dragging the green dot at the end of the song. I end up with more green dots than you can imagine. Is there a certain "area" of the dot I need to click? Center, left, right??? Gets a bit comical after awhile. Is this the only use for this icon???? Is there anything else I can use it for?

 

Last - when using pictures that don't cover the whole screen, I go to "fill", which works on some pictures - but the pictures that can't be filled end up with large black borders. How can I rectify this? Can I change the background color in storyline? Thanks for all the info you can give me, I truly appreciate it. Keeps this senior brain from turning to mush. MK

 

Regarding your last question,in timeline, put a color panel where you now have the picture and bring up the internal overlay track, put your picture there, then edit it and adjust the vertical lines in to expost the color panel behind. If you want color all the way around the picture you can adjust the zoom.

 

As for adjusting the audio if you place a dot and drag it down to where you want the volume, then move the video along and if the line starts to move upward again, then I just create another dot and drag it to the level I want. Using that icon is mainly used if you want to adjust it several times during the playing, If it is just an overall adjustment then you would just right click on the track and choose edit. Are you making this project in videowave?

 

For your first question, have you looked in help or checked out the manual? I am not at the computer that has V8 on it or I would look it up. I will check back later and see if you have found the answer.

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Regarding your last question,in timeline, put a color panel where you now have the picture and bring up the internal overlay track, put your picture there, then edit it and adjust the vertical lines in to expost the color panel behind. If you want color all the way around the picture you can adjust the zoom.

 

As for adjusting the audio if you place a dot and drag it down to where you want the volume, then move the video along and if the line starts to move upward again, then I just create another dot and drag it to the level I want. Using that icon is mainly used if you want to adjust it several times during the playing, If it is just an overall adjustment then you would just right click on the track and choose edit. Are you making this project in videowave?

 

For your first question, have you looked in help or checked out the manual? I am not at the computer that has V8 on it or I would look it up. I will check back later and see if you have found the answer.

 

Just to add to what Patty said. Be aware that some people who had the regular Suite and not the Deluxe Suite and who used the edit volume envelop in VideoWave and added all those dots saw them disappear when the project was saved and then reopened. (Sorry for the long sentence) :( This was true especially when they were trying to create a long audio fade out. There was never a fix so if you are going to use that, make sure you do so just before outputting the project to an mpg2 for DVD. In the deluxe version, use the audio editor and settings will stick.

 

Snap to Object is a way to make sure that something like an audio file or a text effect is snapped to the start or first frame of an image or video. Try this. In timeline view, add a video and then text somewhere on the video near but not at the start. Click the snap to and then move the text location. As you approach the true start positing, a red vertical line will appear. Use that as the guide. That then means that the object you are moving is at the start of that video or image. In more than three years of using the program, I've yet to find it useful. :rolleyes: Perhaps other can provide some examples of how it worked for them.

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