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I have never been able to successfully use ANY DVD authoring program because the tutourial writers always seem to assume I know something I don't. Okay, here's the problem: I bought this (and all the other DVD authoring programs I own) Media Creator 8 to transcribe old television shows I recorded from VCR to DVD, eliminating the commercials. I was able to successfully transfer my VHS to DVD and now have a DVD of the programs with the commercials still included.

 

I go to "MyDVD" and import the video. No problem. One frame (representing the entire movie) shows up in the timeline section. Okay....SOWADOIDOWIDIT? (So what do I do with it?) I can't "trim" or edit or even view it in it's present state. So I go to the online tutourials. Trying to use them is like trying to teach someone how to change a motherboard by showing them the toolbox you have zippered up in that little case. It's fine to tell me all the wonderful things the program "can" do, but how about telling me how to do it? The tutourials take me on a tour of all the menu items (showing me the tools in your zippered case) and icons representing functions but NOT ONE OF THEM (the tutourials) , IN ANY PROGRAM I OWN, is intuitive enough to understand that showing me a "static bracelet" and telling me what it's for, does not tell me how to "change the motherboard!"

 

A book? A video? Anything that will tell me: "Click here to select the..." "Drag this to here..." "Now, on your screen you should see..."?

 

Understand my frustration? If any writers out there are reading this, you may want to make some money by writing this heretofore non-existant tutourial if one that I don't know about doesn't already live somewhere.

 

Help anyone?

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If I understand you correctly, you want to edit the commericals. You want to use Videowave for this. Open up VW and import the file. Switch to timeline mode and then you can cut the commercials. This could be a time consuming process. I suggest you use the tuturials to help along the way.

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I have never been able to successfully use ANY DVD authoring program because the tutourial writers always seem to assume I know something I don't. Okay, here's the problem: I bought this (and all the other DVD authoring programs I own) Media Creator 8 to transcribe old television shows I recorded from VCR to DVD, eliminating the commercials. I was able to successfully transfer my VHS to DVD and now have a DVD of the programs with the commercials still included.

 

I go to "MyDVD" and import the video. No problem. One frame (representing the entire movie) shows up in the timeline section. Okay....SOWADOIDOWIDIT? (So what do I do with it?) I can't "trim" or edit or even view it in it's present state. So I go to the online tutourials. Trying to use them is like trying to teach someone how to change a motherboard by showing them the toolbox you have zippered up in that little case. It's fine to tell me all the wonderful things the program "can" do, but how about telling me how to do it? The tutourials take me on a tour of all the menu items (showing me the tools in your zippered case) and icons representing functions but NOT ONE OF THEM (the tutourials) , IN ANY PROGRAM I OWN, is intuitive enough to understand that showing me a "static bracelet" and telling me what it's for, does not tell me how to "change the motherboard!"

 

A book? A video? Anything that will tell me: "Click here to select the..." "Drag this to here..." "Now, on your screen you should see..."?

 

Understand my frustration? If any writers out there are reading this, you may want to make some money by writing this heretofore non-existant tutourial if one that I don't know about doesn't already live somewhere.

 

Help anyone?

 

May also help if you go to the general disscusion board and download the pdf manual.

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Information on editing in videowave:

 

1. Drag the clip to the video track in the timeline view.

2. Using Production Preview controls or sliding the yellow vertical marker along the timeline, locate the beginning of the video portion to be cut out.

3. Right click on the video clip and select SPLIT or click the Split icon

4. Move the marker to the end of the portion to be cut out and split again

5. Point to and right click on the portion to be cutout and click Delete.

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May also help if you go to the general disscusion board and download the pdf manual.

 

Can you give me that specific website address?

 

Thanx.

 

Information on editing in videowave:

 

1. Drag the clip to the video track in the timeline view.

2. Using Production Preview controls or sliding the yellow vertical marker along the timeline, locate the beginning of the video portion to be cut out.

3. Right click on the video clip and select SPLIT or click the Split icon

4. Move the marker to the end of the portion to be cut out and split again

5. Point to and right click on the portion to be cutout and click Delete.

 

Absolutely excellent reply and just what I was looking for. But... (a) the file imported is a .vob file. I did find a converter but do not know what file type to convert it to so that it can be edited and sent back to the DVD for playing on a stand alone DVD player and (:) when converted to MPEG (shot in the dark), it still only showed one frame in the timeline. How do I get it to play (wouldn't do that either) so I can "2. Using Production Preview controls or sliding the yellow vertical marker along the timeline, locate the beginning of the video portion to be cut out. "?

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