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Hi all, well I finally got around to using my Roxio Creater 10 ( a second attempt )

 

I have a DV tape that has many different recordings. When I use the Smart Scan feature, it will find all the scenes. But when I go to click on a scene and capture it, all it does is create a capture video001.avi,captured video002.avi, etc etc file of 32 kb. And in the Recently Imported window of Media Import, it has a question mark on the video.

 

This is bugging me out completly... Am I doing something wrong ? It sounds like this is something very simple that should work.

 

My only other choice would be to capture the scenes I want manually. ( A long and tedious process ! )

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated !

 

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Video in not Simple!

 

Capture the entire tape and tear it apart in VideoWave (as I am doing right now)…

 

Look through the Tips & Tricks for other useful ideas.

 

The other way I did it, was let MS Windows Movie Maker read the tape and break out the clips for me. I then went in, and manually added a AVI file to the project, then saved it as a Windows Media File... but I think you lose some quality doing this ?

 

thanks

 

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The other way I did it, was let MS Windows Movie Maker read the tape and break out the clips for me. I then went in, and manually added a AVI file to the project, then saved it as a Windows Media File... but I think you lose some quality doing this ?

 

thanks

 

You lose a lot of quality doing that. Do what Jim said to do, in his post.

 

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Video in not Simple!

 

Capture the entire tape and tear it apart in VideoWave (as I am doing right now)…

 

Look through the Tips & Tricks for other useful ideas.

 

Jim, I am doing that now. Question ( perhaps you can point me in the right direction )... I brought in my 10 gb AVI file, and want to basically make seperate AVI files for the different clips. I know how to split them in VideoWave, but is there a way I can save each one as a seperate individual file ? Reason is, at this time, I just want the raw avi files, and then down the road, I will make them nice and fancy.

 

thanks again

 

- H

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Jim, I am doing that now. Question ( perhaps you can point me in the right direction )... I brought in my 10 gb AVI file, and want to basically make seperate AVI files for the different clips. I know how to split them in VideoWave, but is there a way I can save each one as a seperate individual file ? Reason is, at this time, I just want the raw avi files, and then down the road, I will make them nice and fancy.

 

thanks again

 

- H

 

You can split them out, individually, then click on File/Output As. In the Purpose drop down box, select DV Output. Then, under the Video File Quality, select DV Format AVI. In the File Name box, give it a name, then right below that, pick a location where you want it saved. Repeat for each split out portion. I would make a separate folder to store all of them.

 

Your snipped out file will not be re-encoded.

 

When you split the portion of the video that you want, delete the rest of the video. It will take some time to do this. I have done it, myself. It does not alter the original captured video.

 

Also, if these are widescreen, make sure that you choose that under File/New Production.

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It is not pretty!, I am doing number 12 or 14 right now…

 

Maybe you don't have to do this as you don't really understand Roxio yet???

 

Read the Tips & Tricks on Project Strategy.

 

But here are 2 Ways:

 

Bring in the file to VW and Save As "Split"

 

Go through the file in Timeline and split it at all of the places you want separate files.

 

Do a File Save.

 

You could start at either end but most people think Left as beginning. Click on the second clip and use the slider to take you to the Right end.

 

Shift Click on the last clip and press delete.

 

You should be left with only the first clip.

 

Now at this point there are 2 ways to go. Save As Clip 1 or Output As Clip 1.

 

- Save As gives you a VW dmsm file that is usable in MyDVD (your actual Authoring program) There is no video in it but it will behave like one and include all your edits.

 

- Output As will create a new video clip.

 

Now load Split and delete the first clip then do a Save As.

 

Skip the new First one and Delete all remaining clips and do the File Save As or Output As like before.

 

Continue to repeat this process.

 

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It is not pretty!, I am doing number 12 or 14 right now…

 

Maybe you don't have to do this as you don't really understand Roxio yet???

 

Read the Tips & Tricks on Project Strategy.

 

But here are 2 Ways:

 

Bring in the file to VW and Save As "Split"

 

Go through the file in Timeline and split it at all of the places you want separate files.

 

Do a File Save.

 

You could start at either end but most people think Left as beginning. Click on the second clip and use the slider to take you to the Right end.

 

Shift Click on the last clip and press delete.

 

You should be left with only the first clip.

 

Now at this point there are 2 ways to go. Save As Clip 1 or Output As Clip 1.

 

- Save As gives you a VW dmsm file that is usable in MyDVD (your actual Authoring program) There is no video in it but it will behave like one and include all your edits.

 

- Output As will create a new video clip.

 

Now load Split and delete the first clip then do a Save As.

 

Skip the new First one and Delete all remaining clips and do the File Save As or Output As like before.

 

Continue to repeat this process.

 

thanks again for the help. I ended up loading the master AVI file, splitting where I wanted the individual clip, deleting the extra, then saving it as you mentioned. The load the master again, etc etc.

 

Like you said it is time consuming. I am amazed why it could not be simpler. MS Movie maker is quite simple to use, it just you can not output as AVI files individually. Oh well.

 

Once I have all these seperate AVI files, I will then look at making a nice DVD with transitions / menus / etc etc...

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thanks again for the help. I ended up loading the master AVI file, splitting where I wanted the individual clip, deleting the extra, then saving it as you mentioned. The load the master again, etc etc.

 

Like you said it is time consuming. I am amazed why it could not be simpler. MS Movie maker is quite simple to use, it just you can not output as AVI files individually. Oh well.

 

Once I have all these seperate AVI files, I will then look at making a nice DVD with transitions / menus / etc etc...

 

Did you output to an .avi file, or did you just save each production? If you just saved it, it is a .dmsm file, not an .avi file.

 

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thanks again for the help. I ended up loading the master AVI file, splitting where I wanted the individual clip, deleting the extra, then saving it as you mentioned. The load the master again, etc etc.

 

Like you said it is time consuming. I am amazed why it could not be simpler. MS Movie maker is quite simple to use, it just you can not output as AVI files individually. Oh well.

 

Once I have all these seperate AVI files, I will then look at making a nice DVD with transitions / menus / etc etc...

 

Since you are capturing DV avi froma digital camcorder, you are propably using a Firewire connection. I have found a small, free utilty called WinDV that will capture your video to individual avi file on your hard drive based on the timestamp. I have used it to capture all my digital video to my PC.

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Did you output to an .avi file, or did you just save each production? If you just saved it, it is a .dmsm file, not an .avi file.

 

I did an ouput, so I have individual AVI files now.

 

thanks again everyone for the help...

 

Next adventure is making a dvd with a mixture of avi and mpg files ...

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It is supposed to be easier using Media Manager but I just found out is broken in 2009!

 

Well it is semi-broken

 

You should be able to go to your Video File and Select Scenes. Then you can drag anyone of those Scenes into VideoWave – just what we wanted!!!

 

Trouble is (semi-broken) it loses those Scenes as soon as you exit and when you open it next time, it thinks it is a new day!

 

This is OK if you only have to do it one time within one session. But to have to do this each and every time is just plain wrong!

 

Walt did point out an excellent alternative program for capture (WinDV) but I wish Roxio would fix my new shinny 2009… (I did report it)

 

In the meanwhile, I do believe it works in EMC10 so you might want to give that a try so you won't be double rendering all of your projects.

 

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It is supposed to be easier using Media Manager but I just found out is broken in 2009!

 

Well it is semi-broken

 

You should be able to go to your Video File and Select Scenes. Then you can drag anyone of those Scenes into VideoWave – just what we wanted!!!

 

Trouble is (semi-broken) it loses those Scenes as soon as you exit and when you open it next time, it thinks it is a new day!

 

This is OK if you only have to do it one time within one session. But to have to do this each and every time is just plain wrong!

 

Walt did point out an excellent alternative program for capture (WinDV) but I wish Roxio would fix my new shinny 2009… (I did report it)

 

In the meanwhile, I do believe it works in EMC10 so you might want to give that a try so you won't be double rendering all of your projects.

 

I actually tried using WinDV, but for some reason, it was not outputting the files. I guess I can always email the developer to figure out why that was not working.

 

I will have to try what you mentioned above.

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I actually tried using WinDV, but for some reason, it was not outputting the files. I guess I can always email the developer to figure out why that was not working.

 

I will have to try what you mentioned above.

 

What happens when you use WinDV? It's such a simple program and there is not much that can go wrong.

When you click capture:

Does it start the tape in the camera running?

Do you see the video in the WinDVD window while capturing?

What are your settings?

 

I am running it under XP and don't think it will worl if you have Vista.

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What happens when you use WinDV? It's such a simple program and there is not much that can go wrong.

When you click capture:

Does it start the tape in the camera running?

Do you see the video in the WinDVD window while capturing?

What are your settings?

 

I am running it under XP and don't think it will worl if you have Vista.

 

When I did run it, the tape did play, but there was no video in the application window. It evnetually got to the end of the tape, and I had to manually stop the recording.

 

But what is EVEN better ? Today I went to convert some old tapes, and now my friggin JVC DV camera is not working. So now, I have to borrow someone elses DV camera to get my files off the tapes.

 

This weekend I go video camera shopping for a nice hard drive video camera.

 

 

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When I did run it, the tape did play, but there was no video in the application window. It evnetually got to the end of the tape, and I had to manually stop the recording.

 

But what is EVEN better ? Today I went to convert some old tapes, and now my friggin JVC DV camera is not working. So now, I have to borrow someone elses DV camera to get my files off the tapes.

 

This weekend I go video camera shopping for a nice hard drive video camera.

 

 

The last thing I would get is a hard drive or DVD camcorder, I much prefer the tape variety :mellow:

 

You must have some setting incorrect when using WinDV. Here is a link to a tutorial on how to use it

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