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Ok, I'm new here and new to EMC 7.5 and yes, lazy. Please help with the following:

 

I have several DVDs discs of footage that I've shot of my daughter's volleyball games. I now need to edit them, that is take parts of several DVDs and combine them in to one. The end project will be a hightlight video (disc), preferably with both regular speed and some slow motion action shots, that is being sent to several college coaches.

 

What "tool" do I use to accomplish this in EMC 7.5? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Yes, it didn't quite came out the way I wanted it to . What I was trying to make my point regarding 2 hours and a 4.7 dvd, in general terms.

 

 

Thanks for pointing that out. I will try to be a little more careful in how I word things in the future

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I'm having difficulty with this step! Using EMC 7.5. Opened Videowave 7, dragged captured vid to "Production Editor-Storyline" In "Preview" above, started Play then Pause at start of clip I want to edit out. However, I cannot find the "icon that looks like a film strip and has a split in it". Obviously, I'm missing something here. Would greatly appreciate help. I understand the concept that the clip I ultimately delete will become clip #2 in the "Production Editor--Storyline", BUT, how do I capture that specific clip? Thank you

The icon only appears in timeline view. View your clip(s) by timeline, it's the 3rd from the left, next to the clock/scissors:

Split_icon.jpg

 

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Along with what Patty said, splicing is done automatically so the two sections of a video that remain after a section is removed close up automatically. The same thing happens when you add more than one video file to the production.

Ok, so I got sidetracked. Tonight though I've

 

1) copied video on to my hard drive

 

2) Played around with Viedowave, storybuilder, etc

 

3) watched tutorials

 

But, for the life of me, I still haven't figured out how the heck to cut and splice video! For example, I just video taped my niece's wedding. It's on 3 video files on my hard drive. I've gotten them into Videowave. All I want to do is combined them into one nice video and burn it to a DVD. There are parts I want to cut out to:

 

1) Shorten it up a bit

 

2) Cut out some boring footage

 

3) Cut out her drunk dad who hung a BA in the middle of a dance floor scene!

 

Kidding about item #3 but that's a good example of something that you may want to cut out in the middle of a video, is it not? Now I just need to figured out how the heck to do it!

 

Thanks for all your responses thus far. I'm really not a tech moron. Believe it or not I'm on the computer every day, have work extensively with photo editing programs and learned to use advanced techniques/options. But, for the life of me, this Roxio 7.5 EASY, I find to be anything but. In addition, the program is running slow at times and has locked up my practically new high powered, high memory Dell desktop.

 

Help.... thanks again

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I, and others, have found that it is better to start the project in videowave, more flexible and much better then switching to advanced editing after the fact. You can do multiple changes at different times and have less chance of a problem by starting with videowave. Sometimes bouncing back and forth between storybuilder and advanced editing I have actually lost the project. It all boils down to personal opinion and experience. :huh:

 

OK. A bit of clarification is needed here, I think. I'm not disagreeing with you. I think we're talking about two different things.

 

StoryBuilder is a VideoWave production with 'themes' added to the beginning and the end. It's file extension is *.dmsm which is a VideoWave file. It's a Wizard which automatically allows you to add predefined beginning, end and music. VideoWave is always a 'title' at the top.

 

Now I'm using EMC 7.5 and when I open VideoWave, under the File menu is the option to make a StoryBuilder production. You can also open it from the EMC7 Home screen. Once you get to the end of the StoryBuilder, you can either Edit the production which opens the production in VideoWave, or you can burn it to a DVD.

 

If you click 'Edit', the VideoWave edit screen come up. You cannot go back and forth between VideoWave and StoryBuilder because they are the same program in 7.5. I don't know if it's different in 7.1.

 

Now if you build your production in DVD Builder and use the Advanced Edit option, that's a bad idea. I too have lost work because of the Advanced Edit option freezing.

 

Does that make any sense? :)

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As for editing your video, while in videowave, play video until it gets to the place where you want to split it, pause and then click on the icon in the strip above the video that looks like a film strip and has split in it. Advance video to where you want to make the next split and repeat previous step. At this point you can right click on the section you want to delete and do so. Remember, this will not change the original video, just gives videowave instuctions to not show that section of the video when burned. Does this help? :)

 

Thanks for the info-very helpful. Now of course I have another question(s):

I noticed whne I was playing around with the program last night that in "Storybuilder" you can do a "wedding themed" production from one of the pre-set templates. I also noticed that the "cut and splicing" you describe, can not be done on the Storybuider screens. So, if I cut and splice on the basic Production screens of videowave, how do I save and get those edited videos into Storybuilder where I can use the Wedding template?

 

Thanks agin for all you help...

Steve in Seattle

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Steve, when your done editing in videowave, just click on the DVD icon and it will take you to DVD builder, I think that is what you meant when you said storybuilder. From there you can build your menu and use the wedding templete. :)

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Ok, so I got sidetracked. Tonight though I've

 

1) copied video on to my hard drive

 

2) Played around with Viedowave, storybuilder, etc

 

3) watched tutorials

 

But, for the life of me, I still haven't figured out how the heck to cut and splice video! For example, I just video taped my niece's wedding. It's on 3 video files on my hard drive. I've gotten them into Videowave. All I want to do is combined them into one nice video and burn it to a DVD. There are parts I want to cut out to:

 

1) Shorten it up a bit

 

2) Cut out some boring footage

 

3) Cut out her drunk dad who hung a BA in the middle of a dance floor scene!

 

Kidding about item #3 but that's a good example of something that you may want to cut out in the middle of a video, is it not? Now I just need to figured out how the heck to do it!

 

Thanks for all your responses thus far. I'm really not a tech moron. Believe it or not I'm on the computer every day, have work extensively with photo editing programs and learned to use advanced techniques/options. But, for the life of me, this Roxio 7.5 EASY, I find to be anything but. In addition, the program is running slow at times and has locked up my practically new high powered, high memory Dell desktop.

 

Help.... thanks again

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Jeff, thats not quite correct. A "regular" burn (ie. best quality for me) allows only 60 minutes of video on a DVD. If you exceed 60 minutes then you will have to reduce quality or use the iso/DiscCopier route.

 

What's the iso/DiscCopier route, and how does it let more stuff to be "stuffed" into a DVD? I'm very interested!

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As for editing your video, while in videowave, play video until it gets to the place where you want to split it, pause and then click on the icon in the strip above the video that looks like a film strip and has split in it. Advance video to where you want to make the next split and repeat previous step. At this point you can right click on the section you want to delete and do so. Remember, this will not change the original video, just gives videowave instuctions to not show that section of the video when burned. Does this help? :)

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, how do I save and get those edited videos into Storybuilder where I can use the Wedding template?

 

That's doing it backwards, I think.

 

Start your production in StoryBuilder where you can pick the Wedding template. Then at the very end, you'll be given the choice to burn the production or edit it further.

 

Whether you edit it then or want to work on it another day, you'll be able to open it in VideoWave.

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What's the iso/DiscCopier route, and how does it let more stuff to be "stuffed" into a DVD? I'm very interested!

 

Thanks you all for your quick replies. The length of the video will not exceed 60 mins. I want it to play well on both computer and TV DVD players. I don't know if that makes any differnce in how you burn it but any advice on that issue would also be helpful. Thanks again...

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The ISO/Disk Copier route they speak of is when you get ready to burn your DVD you have an option to burn it to your computer hard disk as an "ISO" file, rather than to a DVD/R disk directly (Or both if you choose). After you burn it as an "ISO" file to your hard drive then you can burn that ISO file to a DVD disk and it will allow a larger amount of video time. However, that version will be condensed more which means you will loose some quality and it won't be quite a good a copy as the first method. I think it's always a good idea to burn it to an ISO file anyway. You can do that at the same time as burning to the DVD/R disk. And Paul has a good suggestion when suggesting to burn a copy to an RW disk as a test to see how everything goes.

 

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Ok, I'm new here and new to EMC 7.5 and yes, lazy. Please help with the following:

 

I have several DVDs discs of footage that I've shot of my daughter's volleyball games. I now need to edit them, that is take parts of several DVDs and combine them in to one. The end project will be a hightlight video (disc), preferably with both regular speed and some slow motion action shots, that is being sent to several college coaches.

 

What "tool" do I use to accomplish this in EMC 7.5? Thanks in advance for your help.

You'll need to use the Capture feature to copy the dvd to your drive then, Videowave to make edits and add transitions then DVD Builder to burn to dvd with a menu. That's the speedy version. If you're new to this, take your time and SAVE your work regularly. Use RW discs to test the final project.

The tutorials of each program are really a good way to start.

Let us know how you're doing.

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You'll need to use the Capture feature to copy the dvd to your drive then, Videowave to make edits and add transitions then DVD Builder to burn to dvd with a menu. That's the speedy version. If you're new to this, take your time and SAVE your work regularly. Use RW discs to test the final project.

The tutorials of each program are really a good way to start.

Let us know how you're doing.

 

 

Just a little reminder: The total time should be 2 hours or less for your total production for a regular burn. If you exceed that limit you will receive an error mesage informating you that your project exceeds the limits. If this is the case, we have another option for you to choose to gain a little more time. let's us know and enjoy.

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Just a little reminder: The total time should be 2 hours or less for your total production for a regular burn. If you exceed that limit you will receive an error mesage informating you that your project exceeds the limits. If this is the case, we have another option for you to choose to gain a little more time. let's us know and enjoy.

 

Jeff, thats not quite correct. A "regular" burn (ie. best quality for me) allows only 60 minutes of video on a DVD. If you exceed 60 minutes then you will have to reduce quality or use the iso/DiscCopier route.

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I, and others, have found that it is better to start the project in videowave, more flexible and much better then switching to advanced editing after the fact. You can do multiple changes at different times and have less chance of a problem by starting with videowave. Sometimes bouncing back and forth between storybuilder and advanced editing I have actually lost the project. It all boils down to personal opinion and experience. :)

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Jeff, thats not quite correct. A "regular" burn (ie. best quality for me) allows only 60 minutes of video on a DVD. If you exceed 60 minutes then you will have to reduce quality or use the iso/DiscCopier route.

I think Jeff was just trying to point out the 120 min per title limit in DVD Builder.

A little early in the process maybe to be concerned about that possibility, but something they can keep in mind, along with the info you provided regarding how to keep the best quality.

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As for editing your video, while in videowave, play video until it gets to the place where you want to split it, pause and then click on the icon in the strip above the video that looks like a film strip and has split in it. Advance video to where you want to make the next split and repeat previous step. At this point you can right click on the section you want to delete and do so. Remember, this will not change the original video, just gives videowave instuctions to not show that section of the video when burned. Does this help? :)

 

I'm having difficulty with this step! Using EMC 7.5. Opened Videowave 7, dragged captured vid to "Production Editor-Storyline" In "Preview" above, started Play then Pause at start of clip I want to edit out. However, I cannot find the "icon that looks like a film strip and has a split in it". Obviously, I'm missing something here. Would greatly appreciate help. I understand the concept that the clip I ultimately delete will become clip #2 in the "Production Editor--Storyline", BUT, how do I capture that specific clip? Thank you

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