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I used to be able to do this with EMC 10.

 

Import say a WMC dvr-ms file. EMC says I need to convert it to an MPG file first, that works ok, that was the biggest reason I bought EMC 10 to begin with...dvr-ms format.

 

Then when editing the MPG file using VideoWave, you used to be able to advance frame by frame and seperate the single movie into seperate panels, then delete the panels that were commercials.

 

The only thing I see now is the ability to trim a movie, chopping off a couple of minutes at the beginning and end.

 

I know this is a stupid question, but how do you edit using VideoWave? Was this feature deleted in EMC 2009?

 

The back of the box says "easily edit your movies". The picture on the flap shows the "fast rewind, previous frame, play, next frame, fast forward" buttons, but I can't find out how to enable them.

 

I'm just missing something, can't find it in the manual, can't find it in the help.

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I used to be able to do this with EMC 10.

 

Import say a WMC dvr-ms file. EMC says I need to convert it to an MPG file first, that works ok, that was the biggest reason I bought EMC 10 to begin with...dvr-ms format.

 

Then when editing the MPG file using VideoWave, you used to be able to advance frame by frame and seperate the single movie into seperate panels, then delete the panels that were commercials.

 

The only thing I see now is the ability to trim a movie, chopping off a couple of minutes at the beginning and end.

 

I know this is a stupid question, but how do you edit using VideoWave? Was this feature deleted in EMC 2009?

 

The back of the box says "easily edit your movies". The picture on the flap shows the "fast rewind, previous frame, play, next frame, fast forward" buttons, but I can't find out how to enable them.

 

I'm just missing something, can't find it in the manual, can't find it in the help.

 

Videowave in Roxio Creator 2009 (there is no EMC 2009) works exactly the same way as in EMC 10. Do you have the full, retail version of RC 2009 or an OEM version?

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I used to be able to do this with EMC 10.

 

Import say a WMC dvr-ms file. EMC says I need to convert it to an MPG file first, that works ok, that was the biggest reason I bought EMC 10 to begin with...dvr-ms format.

 

Then when editing the MPG file using VideoWave, you used to be able to advance frame by frame and seperate the single movie into seperate panels, then delete the panels that were commercials.

 

The only thing I see now is the ability to trim a movie, chopping off a couple of minutes at the beginning and end.

 

I know this is a stupid question, but how do you edit using VideoWave? Was this feature deleted in EMC 2009?

 

The back of the box says "easily edit your movies". The picture on the flap shows the "fast rewind, previous frame, play, next frame, fast forward" buttons, but I can't find out how to enable them.

 

I'm just missing something, can't find it in the manual, can't find it in the help.

Check out this pinned post.

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I have Roxio Creator 2009 Ultimate, the boxed set from Best Buy.

 

Previous version is Easy Media Creator 10 Suite.

 

The help, the box, and the manual are showing two preview panes. One with "next frame, previous frame, play", and one without. How do I enable the one with.

 

I saw the "add chapters", and you can go in and delete the ones you don't want, join two together, that's not what I want.

 

I want the ability I had in EMC 10 to break out video by my frame selection.

 

I can drag the that line thing and break out video, but it's not percise. The only way to do that is to get those buttons on the preview pane and select the frame myself.

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Mark,

 

Maybe this is the one you're looking for.

 

Detecting scenes in a video file

 

Media Manager can automatically detect scene changes within a movie file, based on sudden changes in color and brightness. You can also manually identify scene changes. Media Manager saves the individual scenes into separate movie files.

 

To detect scene changes in a video file:

 

1 Right-click the file, and choose Scene Detection.

2 To allow Media Manager to automatically detect scene changes, click Auto-detect now. Media Manager scans the movie file for scenes and displays them in the right pane. Tip: To increase or decrease Media Manager's sensitivity to changes in color and brightness, change the value in the Sensitivity box or drag the slider.

3 To manually identify scenes, follow these steps:

a Use the playback controls to advance to the beginning of a scene.

b Click Add scene.

c Repeat step a and step b for each scene you want to add.

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Nope...I have this same problem:

 

http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=44213

 

The controls are just missing from the Preview Pane and I am unable to find where to turn them on. They're there on the box and in the documentation.

 

I watched "Steve's Video on editing" and that's EXACTLY what I was able to do and want to do...'cept the controls are missing.

 

Here's the link to Steve's Video: http://saknis.net/Roxio/cutting%20out%20a%...%20section.html

 

I too am attempting a uninstall and re-install.

 

I also have a problem ticket open with Technical support, which makes a total of four I have open with them.

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After doing a clean install the controls still do NOT appear in the preview pane. :(

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After doing a clean install the controls still do NOT appear in the preview pane. :(

 

That type of problem is usually related to a video card/chip issue. I have no idea of why yours would have changed. Make sure that your display is above the minimum and that your computer font is set to 96 DPI.

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I'm currently set to 1680x1050, 96dpi, 32bits.

 

The picture you inserted I believe is from XP, I'm running Vista certainly.

 

The controls were missing when I had an ATI X1950 in there, also now with my ATI HD 4870.

 

Even when installing from a brand new hard drive that never had EMC10 or C2009 Ultimate.

 

But...I'll look at Sarah's new post here and try her suggestion she received from Tech Support, but I think I already know the outcome.

 

 

 

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Wow...the clean install worked.

 

This is clearly a bug. New hard drive, new install of Vista, SP1, all Microsoft patches...

 

To install C2009 Ultimate you need to first install C2009 Ultimate, then remove C2009 Ultimate, then reinstall again.

 

If this is the proper procedure then why doesn't the installation DVD do this automatically?

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Wow...the clean install worked.

 

This is clearly a bug. New hard drive, new install of Vista, SP1, all Microsoft patches...

 

To install C2009 Ultimate you need to first install C2009 Ultimate, then remove C2009 Ultimate, then reinstall again.

 

If this is the proper procedure then why doesn't the installation DVD do this automatically?

If it were a bug why doesn't everyone have the same problem???

 

It is most likely that you missed a step in the clean install when you tired it first time around.

 

The installer does not do all of these things because to many people would like to retain a prior version and these steps would remove it.

 

But I do agree it would be nice if one did not have to jump threw all of these loops - blindfolded!!!

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No...that's just it, you missed my point. Why do I need to do a clean install when I just reformatted my hard drive and re-installed Vista, SP1, 200 patches, etc....

 

The purpose of a clean install is to first remove previous versions and installations.

 

With a new hard drive, why would I need do that?

 

I think what it is, is turning off everything in MSConfig before installing. Yes I skipped that step because it wasn't logical. There is no reason for me to turn off that stuff first...unless the install program has a severe design flaw in it.

 

So. I'm to now download SP1 for C2009. Do I just install it? Or should I run MSConfig first and disable the world?

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No...that's just it, you missed my point. Why do I need to do a clean install when I just reformatted my hard drive and re-installed Vista, SP1, 200 patches, etc....

 

The purpose of a clean install is to first remove previous versions and installations.

 

With a new hard drive, why would I need do that?

 

I think what it is, is turning off everything in MSConfig before installing. Yes I skipped that step because it wasn't logical. There is no reason for me to turn off that stuff first...unless the install program has a severe design flaw in it.

 

So. I'm to now download SP1 for C2009. Do I just install it? Or should I run MSConfig first and disable the world?

Your posts make no sense…

 

Nov 15 you said you did a clean install and it didn't work

 

Nov 16 you said you did a clean install and it did work.

 

Now you suddenly say that you did a format between these 2 post but didn't mention that before???

 

Nope, sorry, there is no severe install problem and if you had a clean HD it will install without going through the Clean Install process.

 

If it is working why would you install SP1? That wouldn't be logical.

 

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I paraphrased for the sake of these posts, tried things umpteen times and in different orders. I actually went through 3 total reformats.

 

My very first install was right after a reformat because of ZASS v8.0 beta issues, thougth the issue was with ZASS.

 

After that I did a number of clean installs but skipped the MSConfig steps 'cause I could not fathom why they were necessary after the reformat...I think that was my downfall.

 

I also purchased a bigger hard drive because if I was to do another reformat why not, again installation failed.

 

I always kept going back to, because I tried it multiple times, why would I need to do a clean on a clean drive. The resolution to so many problems seems to be clean install. I just could not put the two together.

 

And to this point I still don't know, why would the controls be missing...it's just not logical.

 

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If I read correctly what you said, you had to do a "clean" install after installing Creator 2009 on a newly formatted hard drive. Is that correct?

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It seems for your model of PC that Roxio has an installation bug. I would contact Roxio support and give them the specifics along with the procedure that you had to use.

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If anyone else has this problem, try selecting the item in the timeline. This will enable the Delete/Trim/split buttons.

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If anyone else has this problem, try selecting the item in the timeline. This will enable the Delete/Trim/split buttons.

 

You are responding to an almost year old post :blink:

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I know. That's why I didn't address it to Mark. I had the same problem yesterday and thought I'd pass along the solution in case anyone else has this problem in the future.

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