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Hi Everyone - I mostly use Videowave to create my video projects and feel pretty confident when doing so. I have, however, run into many glitches in this program that I simply cannot explain. Maybe you can help or at least confirm that these strange things have happened to you.

 

First, there are some times when I will check parts of my project while viewing in either the Timeline or Storyline view and the blue bar that spots the locations will go into "fast mode" creating a fast forward effect in certain parts of the project when I have only pressed the "play" button, not the "fast forward" button. This can usually be sloved by closing out and opening the file again. Ok, no biggie.

 

Next, and this is very odd, yesterday I was working on a video for my dad's 70th. The last frame/panel, I have a picture in the video slot, a picture in the first overlay slot, another picture in the 2nd overlay slot with a motion to fly in at around 3 seconds (all on top of one another) and then text on top of the last overlay. Here is what it looks like in the internal track:

 

internaltrackhappyb-day.jpg

 

Ok, all was well and it previewed fine in the production. Then last night I inserted an extra image in the middle of the production. I had to rearrange all my music, etc. Ok, no problem, however, my text on the one slide completely disappeared. It previews ok in the internal track, however it totally gets lost when I preview it within the whole production. Here:

 

timelineproduction.jpg

 

Is there any explanation for this?? This isn't the first time something like this has happened. I even tried re-making that one slide from scratch and still it isn't working. Why would inserting a picture have any effect on this slide. Thanks in advance.

 

Rachel

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As far as the "fast motion" thing happening, I get that too.

You are going too fast; slow down and give a few seconds

in between commands.

This may help fixing a lot of things that seen like bugs.

We learn to get too fast at selecting from menus and I find this causes

freezes / glitches.

My favorite weirdness in "MY DVD" is when Japanese characters appear

when renaming chapters!

 

 

:blink:

 

Ron

 

Well, I would have agreed with you as of this morning about the fast motion happening when I work too fast, however, today it happened again and I swear, I didn't do anything other than add a picture and change the duration in a timely manner to one of my projects. I then went to preview it, pressed "play" and I felt like I was in that remote control movie with Adam Sandler!! Anyway, thankfully the problem is usually solved when I "x" out and pull my file up again. It is bizarre!! Thanks for making me feel like I am not alone! :rolleyes:

 

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Well, I would have agreed with you as of this morning about the fast motion happening when I work too fast, however, today it happened again and I swear, I didn't do anything other than add a picture and change the duration in a timely manner to one of my projects. I then went to preview it, pressed "play" and I felt like I was in that remote control movie with Adam Sandler!! Anyway, thankfully the problem is usually solved when I "x" out and pull my file up again. It is bizarre!! Thanks for making me feel like I am not alone! :rolleyes:

 

Rachel

 

Actually, you might try going to "trim" from a different menu (right click I think?)

 

Anyway, the fast forward thing might be a helpful editing mode in some cases. B)

 

Have fun

 

Ron

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Yes, I was just pointing the internal tracks out because there may be cases where a person wants to add audio such as a narration to an image and perhaps a music clip and/or a sound effect to one specific image. It is also possible that someone may want to add audio to a short video clip. Remember that the internal tracks go with the image /video so rearranging the order of the images/video clips would make the audio stay with the image/video clip.

 

Yes, I have done narration before and using the internal track is a MUST when wanting to keep the narration with a particular panel/image. Thanks for pointing that out as well.

 

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As far as the "fast motion" thing happening, I get that too.

You are going too fast; slow down and give a few seconds

in between commands.

This may help fixing a lot of things that seen like bugs.

We learn to get too fast at selecting from menus and I find this causes

freezes / glitches.

My favorite weirdness in "MY DVD" is when Japanese characters appear

when renaming chapters!

 

 

:blink:

 

Ron

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Rachel,

 

I have been using Roxio/Videowave for only a couple weeks now and am hoping you can help me.

I notice in your above posts that your audio files are staggered in the timeline view

under the three different audio areas: Music, Narr, SFX.

I am assuming that the reason you put it in the three different areas is so that you don't have

the one second of silence that happens when you put all audio/music into one area.

 

Can you tell me how and why you put your music into the three different areas and the benefits

of doing this? I noticed that you have only a small clip in the music area. Why did you choose to do this?

In the Narr. area, you have music files, how did accomplish that?

 

Any and all information you can give me about this would be appreciated including how you got to

display all of the audio areas.

 

I hope I haven't overwhelmed you with all my questions!

 

Thanks in advance for any advice you have for me!

 

Mariab

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Rachel,

 

I have been using Roxio/Videowave for only a couple weeks now and am hoping you can help me.

I notice in your above posts that your audio files are staggered in the timeline view

under the three different audio areas: Music, Narr, SFX.

I am assuming that the reason you put it in the three different areas is so that you don't have

the one second of silence that happens when you put all audio/music into one area.

 

Can you tell me how and why you put your music into the three different areas and the benefits

of doing this? I noticed that you have only a small clip in the music area. Why did you choose to do this?

In the Narr. area, you have music files, how did accomplish that?

 

Any and all information you can give me about this would be appreciated including how you got to

display all of the audio areas.

 

I hope I haven't overwhelmed you with all my questions!

 

Thanks in advance for any advice you have for me!

 

Mariab

 

Mariab - I used the 3 different audio tracks because I like to overlap my music with some fading in and out. It makes it transition more smoothly. I used to only use one music track and there was that silence when I went from one song to another. It just sounds better when one song flows into the next.

 

As for the little clip on the top track, that is there because I used one song, divided up, to introduce each section for this montage I made for my dad's birthday. I just devoted that track to that one song so I could split the song up and then I had more space to move the clips around. As Gary suggested, you can go to Show/Hide tracks and then click on all the tracks you want. In this case, the other 2 music tracks are Sfx and narration. i believe there are 3 music tracks in all.

 

I usually bring my media into Videowave projects by dragging the files in. I keep media and effect selectors docked on the right-hand side and just open up the files and drag them to where they belong. The program will not allow you to place a file in its incorrect area. Any of your music files will be able to be dragged and dropped into any of the 3 music tracks as long as they are NOT copyright protected. Hope that helps and feel free to ask more questions!!

 

Rachel

 

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You may have to remove that one block of text and add it again. However it does sound like you have it layered correctly. The way I understand it, the tracks are rendered BOTTOM up so whatever is in the lowest track should be on top of everything else.

 

Also double check your external tracks. I think those will always be on top of internal tracks, too.

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Don't forget the internal audio tracks that stays with one image/video section even if you move it around and lasts only for as long as the image/video is displayed.

 

Thanks Steve. I never do that because then wouldn't my music stop once I am past that panel in the production?? I like to have the old music meet the new music while the transition is transitioning. <_<

 

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You may have to remove that one block of text and add it again. However it does sound like you have it layered correctly. The way I understand it, the tracks are rendered BOTTOM up so whatever is in the lowest track should be on top of everything else.

 

Also double check your external tracks. I think those will always be on top of internal tracks, too.

 

Thanks Gary - I tried removing the text and re-adding it, but it did the same thing. I did find a workaround by adding another text track with the EXACT same location and position of the original text track and for some reason, it worked with BOTH text tracks there. It is so bizarre. Thanks anyway!!

 

Rachel

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Yes, I was just pointing the internal tracks out because there may be cases where a person wants to add audio such as a narration to an image and perhaps a music clip and/or a sound effect to one specific image. It is also possible that someone may want to add audio to a short video clip. Remember that the internal tracks go with the image /video so rearranging the order of the images/video clips would make the audio stay with the image/video clip.

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