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Dvdbuilder 7 & Videowave 7


chris.povey

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Just finished creating a slide show of a 100 odd pictures. I have some observations/queries.

 

I created each frame manually in Photoshop for a 16:9 TV and added captions in Photoshop. I noticed that Videowave does captions, but if I change the duration of a frame before the caption it does not move with the frame I assigned it too. Is there a way to lock the text entries to a frame?

 

Also if you change the duration of the frames so that a text caption now occurs after the end of the movie, i.e. you make the movie shorter. The caption disappears. Then preview no longer works and you get a "Not enough free internal memory error" if you try to render the slideshow. Only option is to bin the whole project and start again! :)

 

In DVD Builder 7 I added the mpg movie and then defined chapters. There seems to be no way of actually editing the menu pages for the chapters, other than through the themes menu. :huh:

 

You can only seem add background music for a maximum duration of 30 seconds. Why?

 

Thanks.

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Add that text to the internal tracks, instead of the normal text track. That way, no matter how much you move stuff around, or edit, the text goes along with the video, wherever it is moved.

 

I was afraid it was going to be a real pain to move the text from the normal to internal track. Turned out to be quite easy with copy and paste. Didn't even have to try to locate the right insert point. Thanks for the help.

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I was afraid it was going to be a real pain to move the text from the normal to internal track. Turned out to be quite easy with copy and paste. Didn't even have to try to locate the right insert point. Thanks for the help.

 

You are welcome. Not all editing is hard, once you give it a go. I am glad your were successful.

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"I created each frame manually in Photoshop for a 16:9 TV and added captions in Photoshop. I noticed that Videowave does captions, but if I change the duration of a frame before the caption it does not move with the frame I assigned it too. Is there a way to lock the text entries to a frame?"

 

To make the text stay with a frame, change to the timeline, then select double click on the desired frame (you might have to expand the time line to see the frame). You can now add text to the text track. Click the green arrow to return to the main editor. Your text will now always stay with that frame. Experiment with it to learn some of the tricks.

 

Cool. That's better than adding it to main project. I am using the box transition. It used to rotate the frame then add the text. Now it rotates the frame with the text as well. Which is what I was after!

 

Thanks.

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"I created each frame manually in Photoshop for a 16:9 TV and added captions in Photoshop. I noticed that Videowave does captions, but if I change the duration of a frame before the caption it does not move with the frame I assigned it too. Is there a way to lock the text entries to a frame?"

 

To make the text stay with a frame, change to the timeline, then select double click on the desired frame (you might have to expand the time line to see the frame). You can now add text to the text track. Click the green arrow to return to the main editor. Your text will now always stay with that frame. Experiment with it to learn some of the tricks.

 

Thanks Chris for posting your particular problem, and thanks myguggi for the great solution answer. The more I read these boards, The more I learn !! :)

 

Hey myguggi, you must be freezing your (you know what) off up there in Canada ! :huh:

 

Frank......

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I wish I had seen the reply to this question before creating a production just yesterday! My production is a collection of 9 video clips separated by title screens. I have added numerous captions at specific points in each of the video clips. I did this from the timeline view by adding text to the "text" line in that overall view, not by double clicking a particular video clip and adding it to the text line there. It appears to make a difference! Now when I modify a duration, the text does not stay where it should be. Anything that can be done for this situation? Thanks.

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I wish I had seen the reply to this question before creating a production just yesterday! My production is a collection of 9 video clips separated by title screens. I have added numerous captions at specific points in each of the video clips. I did this from the timeline view by adding text to the "text" line in that overall view, not by double clicking a particular video clip and adding it to the text line there. It appears to make a difference! Now when I modify a duration, the text does not stay where it should be. Anything that can be done for this situation? Thanks.

 

Add that text to the internal tracks, instead of the normal text track. That way, no matter how much you move stuff around, or edit, the text goes along with the video, wherever it is moved.

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Thanks Chris for posting your particular problem, and thanks myguggi for the great solution answer. The more I read these boards, The more I learn !! :)

 

Hey myguggi, you must be freezing your (you know what) off up there in Canada ! :D

 

Frank......

 

 

Frank, so far I have not yet frozen "my you know what off"! It's been relatively mild so far, temps mostly just below 0C in the day time and only -15 C at night. Two nights ago it dropped down to -29C; if its stays above -30C we don't consider it cold! :D They are forecasting a warm +5C for this week which means a real miserable, slushy day! :huh:

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"I created each frame manually in Photoshop for a 16:9 TV and added captions in Photoshop. I noticed that Videowave does captions, but if I change the duration of a frame before the caption it does not move with the frame I assigned it too. Is there a way to lock the text entries to a frame?"

 

To make the text stay with a frame, change to the timeline, then select double click on the desired frame (you might have to expand the time line to see the frame). You can now add text to the text track. Click the green arrow to return to the main editor. Your text will now always stay with that frame. Experiment with it to learn some of the tricks.

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