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Importing Dmsm Files Into Cinemagic


george101010

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I think Cinemagic is great for quickly creating watchable DVDs from hours of unwatchable home movie footage, but sometimes my source footage is so dull that I want to pre edit the raw material before using Cinemagic on it. Currently I use VideoWave to chop out the dullest parts. I then save it as a DMSM file, and want to then open the DMSM file in Cinemagic for automatic editing. However Cinemagic does not open DMSM files.

 

I am getting round this by rendering in Videowave and saving as MPEG or AVI. This takes hours and degrades the footage, but allows me to :) then open the MPEG or AVI file in Cinemagic and carry on - but is there an easier way??

 

Any suggestions would be appreciated

 

George

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Why don't you do your editing in VideoWave? It is certainly a more robust editing program than Cinemagic.

I do use Videowave to cut out boring chunks of the source material. I then want to use the flashy Autoediting of Cinemagic on the stuff I have edited in Videowave. I can select "New Cinemagic Production" option from the tools section within Videowave, but this of course opens up a blank new Cinemagic Production rather than including the stuff I have been editing in Videowave. I can't copy / paste / drag or drop between videowave and Cinemagic. As I say, the only way I have found is to render the Videowave project, then open that in Cinemagic - but there must be an easier way????

 

Keep the suggestions coming

 

Regards, George

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I do use Videowave to cut out boring chunks of the source material. I then want to use the flashy Autoediting of Cinemagic on the stuff I have edited in Videowave. I can select "New Cinemagic Production" option from the tools section within Videowave, but this of course opens up a blank new Cinemagic Production rather than including the stuff I have been editing in Videowave. I can't copy / paste / drag or drop between videowave and Cinemagic. As I say, the only way I have found is to render the Videowave project, then open that in Cinemagic - but there must be an easier way????

 

Keep the suggestions coming

 

Regards, George

You can only bring video files into CineMagic. Since the Videowave project files (dmsm) are not video files they cannot be imported. You will have to first encode your project to a video file before you can use it in CineMagic. I tried to use it once for a about 30 secs and quickly dumped it,. I find it pretty useless for making videos.

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Have you tried it back wards? :) Use Cinemagic to create a production and then edit in VideoWave to cut out the boring stuff? I'm not sure you tried that from the posts. Make sure that you set the production long enough that you will get a reasonable length after you do the final cuts.

 

I do use Videowave to cut out boring chunks of the source material. I then want to use the flashy Autoediting of Cinemagic on the stuff I have edited in Videowave. I can select "New Cinemagic Production" option from the tools section within Videowave, but this of course opens up a blank new Cinemagic Production rather than including the stuff I have been editing in Videowave. I can't copy / paste / drag or drop between videowave and Cinemagic. As I say, the only way I have found is to render the Videowave project, then open that in Cinemagic - but there must be an easier way????

 

Keep the suggestions coming

 

Regards, George

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I think Cinemagic is great for quickly creating watchable DVDs from hours of unwatchable home movie footage, but sometimes my source footage is so dull that I want to pre edit the raw material before using Cinemagic on it. Currently I use VideoWave to chop out the dullest parts. I then save it as a DMSM file, and want to then open the DMSM file in Cinemagic for automatic editing. However Cinemagic does not open DMSM files.

 

I am getting round this by rendering in Videowave and saving as MPEG or AVI. This takes hours and degrades the footage, but allows me to :) then open the MPEG or AVI file in Cinemagic and carry on - but is there an easier way??

 

Any suggestions would be appreciated

 

George

 

Why don't you do your editing in VideoWave? It is certainly a more robust editing program than Cinemagic.

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I think Cinemagic is great for quickly creating watchable DVDs from hours of unwatchable home movie footage, but sometimes my source footage is so dull that I want to pre edit the raw material before using Cinemagic on it. Currently I use VideoWave to chop out the dullest parts. I then save it as a DMSM file, and want to then open the DMSM file in Cinemagic for automatic editing. However Cinemagic does not open DMSM files.

 

I am getting round this by rendering in Videowave and saving as MPEG or AVI. This takes hours and degrades the footage, but allows me to :) then open the MPEG or AVI file in Cinemagic and carry on - but is there an easier way??

 

Any suggestions would be appreciated

 

George

 

Use MyDVD???

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