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How To Make A Movie


Dwade

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I had EMC 9 never learned how to use it. Too intimadating. I did manage to capture video direct from the camcorder and then burn it to dvd. But I never learned how to edit.

 

I cannot seem to get my head around roxio's instructions and help stuff.

 

Does anyone know of a good tutorial? Book? Video training?

 

For instance all my video capture is one scene. How do I make force scenes during capture itself? How can I split the single scene I have so I can work on pieces of this without having to capture in pieces.

 

I really need an easy to follow "How To" and I've tried google and am not finding anything. It is more than a little frustrating. Support isn't helping so far.

 

So before I toss 2 programs EMC 9 Suite and EMC 10 Suite and go looking for something more intuitive and easier to use ..... HELP please.

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I had EMC 9 never learned how to use it. Too intimadating. I did manage to capture video direct from the camcorder and then burn it to dvd. But I never learned how to edit.

 

I cannot seem to get my head around roxio's instructions and help stuff.

 

Does anyone know of a good tutorial? Book? Video training?

 

For instance all my video capture is one scene. How do I make force scenes during capture itself? How can I split the single scene I have so I can work on pieces of this without having to capture in pieces.

 

I really need an easy to follow "How To" and I've tried google and am not finding anything. It is more than a little frustrating. Support isn't helping so far.

 

So before I toss 2 programs EMC 9 Suite and EMC 10 Suite and go looking for something more intuitive and easier to use ..... HELP please.

Have you looked in the Tips & Tricks section yet? There's a number of links to helpful videos and tutorials. A few gurus have made some awesome tutorials on their own.

Then there's always Easy Media Creator for Dummies. It's available in many bookstores and online. But, I'm pretty sure the videos in the Tips & Tricks section will help you do what you need.

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I have watched and read and re-read. I know that making a movie has to be fairly simple. Cut what you don'want, add some fade ins and outs and a title and that should be it.

 

However after more than 10 hours of trying to find out how to do 1 thing, make scenes from 1 big scene which is 90 minutes captured from a DV tape, so I can work on 1 section at a time. I'm pretty much convinced EMC 9 and 10 are NOT easy in any way. Edting capture video in one 90 minute block is too much. Why I can't force scenes during capture/after capture is a real bone of contention with me.

 

This is how I see it, place the scenes, edit the content in each scene, place the transitions between the scenes, delete audio or insert audio (some noises I don't want and some I'd like to add a commentary), , give a title and ending. Burn it.

 

I think I'll try capturing 5 minutes at a time as different files/selections and see if I can't get out the something of a movie now. I'll find a easier program or more intutitive one somewhere down the road to use for the 100's of hours of video I do have.

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I have watched and read and re-read. I know that making a movie has to be fairly simple. Cut what you don'want, add some fade ins and outs and a title and that should be it.

 

However after more than 10 hours of trying to find out how to do 1 thing, make scenes from 1 big scene which is 90 minutes captured from a DV tape, so I can work on 1 section at a time. I'm pretty much convinced EMC 9 and 10 are NOT easy in any way. Edting capture video in one 90 minute block is too much. Why I can't force scenes during capture/after capture is a real bone of contention with me.

 

This is how I see it, place the scenes, edit the content in each scene, place the transitions between the scenes, delete audio or insert audio (some noises I don't want and some I'd like to add a commentary), , give a title and ending. Burn it.

 

I think I'll try capturing 5 minutes at a time as different files/selections and see if I can't get out the something of a movie now. I'll find a easier program or more intutitive one somewhere down the road to use for the 100's of hours of video I do have.

 

I'm not sure why the Tips and Trcks area didn't give you what you wanted. Have you tried CineMagic?

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I have watched and read and re-read. I know that making a movie has to be fairly simple. Cut what you don'want, add some fade ins and outs and a title and that should be it.

 

However after more than 10 hours of trying to find out how to do 1 thing, make scenes from 1 big scene which is 90 minutes captured from a DV tape, so I can work on 1 section at a time. I'm pretty much convinced EMC 9 and 10 are NOT easy in any way. Edting capture video in one 90 minute block is too much. Why I can't force scenes during capture/after capture is a real bone of contention with me.

 

This is how I see it, place the scenes, edit the content in each scene, place the transitions between the scenes, delete audio or insert audio (some noises I don't want and some I'd like to add a commentary), , give a title and ending. Burn it.

 

I think I'll try capturing 5 minutes at a time as different files/selections and see if I can't get out the something of a movie now. I'll find a easier program or more intutitive one somewhere down the road to use for the 100's of hours of video I do have.

 

Video work is not simple no matter what marketing claims :unsure: There is a learning curve and that is true for all editing/burning software. I find EMC to be much more intutive than some of the other competitors. If you find an "easier" program it will most likely be missing lots of features that are present in EMC 10.

A lot of the information you want is found in the Tips & Tricks section

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This is how I see it, place the scenes, edit the content in each scene, place the transitions between the scenes, delete audio or insert audio (some noises I don't want and some I'd like to add a commentary), , give a title and ending. Burn it.

 

All of this can be done, but honestly, doing all of the above, even in 5 minute sections and then combining them, for a project 90 minutes in length is an awfully big first step in video editing.

 

Any chance you could start off w/a smaller initial project?

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