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Here I am again with what I hope is an easy beginner question. I have a long video, which I have imported into Videowave. I want to divide it into four shorter videos. How do I do this? Can't figure out from the help files.

 

By the way, I'm not being able to access the Learning Center. I just get a symbol that looks as if it's telling me I'm not connected to the internet (but my internet is working).

 

Thank you!!!

 

Do Mi

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Here I am again with what I hope is an easy beginner question. I have a long video, which I have imported into Videowave. I want to divide it into four shorter videos. How do I do this? Can't figure out from the help files.

 

By the way, I'm not being able to access the Learning Center. I just get a symbol that looks as if it's telling me I'm not connected to the internet (but my internet is working).

 

Thank you!!!

 

Do Mi

 

Do you want to create 4 stand-alone clips? Do you want the 4 clips to appear as 4 separate titles on the menu?

 

It somehow depends on why you want 4 separate clips.

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Do you want to create 4 stand-alone clips? Do you want the 4 clips to appear as 4 separate titles on the menu?

 

It somehow depends on why you want 4 separate clips.

 

Ah, good question. Two reasons: I want them to appear as four separate titles on the DVD menu. Also, I want them to end up as separate files so that I can post them to Youtube separately. (They're four songs from a music performance.)

 

Thanks!

 

Do Mi

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Ah, good question. Two reasons: I want them to appear as four separate titles on the DVD menu. Also, I want them to end up as separate files so that I can post them to Youtube separately. (They're four songs from a music performance.)

 

Thanks!

 

Do Mi

 

There are sevaral ways to do this. This is the method I would use, others may have different and better ways.

 

Launch Videowave (Edit-Advanced from the C2010 Home Page).

Add the video clip you wand to divide.

Divide the video into 4 segments using the Split option

"Save As" the Videowave project as a dmsm (project file), calling it Full.dmsm for example.

If you now switch to the Storyline mode you should see 4 panels.

Delete panel 2,3 & 4 and save the project as Clip-1.dmsm.

OPen the Full.dmsm project again and delete panels 1,3 & 4 and save project s Clip-2.dmsm

Similarly create project files for clips 3 and 4.

 

Now exit Videowave completely and launch Create DVDs (myDVD)

Using Add, add the 4 project files. Each project will create a Title on the Menu page

At this point your test the myDVD project using the Preview button.

 

You can also use each of the dmsm project files and Output each to the appropriate video file suitable for e-mailing.

 

If you have more questions please come back for more info.

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There are sevaral ways to do this. This is the method I would use, others may have different and better ways.

 

Launch Videowave (Edit-Advanced from the C2010 Home Page).

Add the video clip you wand to divide.

Divide the video into 4 segments using the Split option

"Save As" the Videowave project as a dmsm (project file), calling it Full.dmsm for example.

If you now switch to the Storyline mode you should see 4 panels.

Delete panel 2,3 & 4 and save the project as Clip-1.dmsm.

OPen the Full.dmsm project again and delete panels 1,3 & 4 and save project s Clip-2.dmsm

Similarly create project files for clips 3 and 4.

 

Now exit Videowave completely and launch Create DVDs (myDVD)

Using Add, add the 4 project files. Each project will create a Title on the Menu page

At this point your test the myDVD project using the Preview button.

 

You can also use each of the dmsm project files and Output each to the appropriate video file suitable for e-mailing.

 

If you have more questions please come back for more info.

 

Thank you! I find it amazing that there apparently is nothing about the Split command in the help files! Grr. Glad you're here.

 

Do Mi

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Okay, I have figured out the split command.

 

Now I am trying to move around in the video to find the places where I want to split it. As I move the sliders (not sure whether to use the one on the preview pane or the one in the Production Editor), I keep moving in and out of a mode that skips from frame to frame instead of just playing the video, and I can't figure out why it's doing that. There is also a hand cursor that shows up in Timeline mode, and I'm not sure what it does.

 

Help! Sorry for very basic questions!

 

Do Mi

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Okay, I have figured out the split command.

 

Now I am trying to move around in the video to find the places where I want to split it. As I move the sliders (not sure whether to use the one on the preview pane or the one in the Production Editor), I keep moving in and out of a mode that skips from frame to frame instead of just playing the video, and I can't figure out why it's doing that. There is also a hand cursor that shows up in Timeline mode, and I'm not sure what it does.

 

Help! Sorry for very basic questions!

 

Do Mi

 

 

I generally use the hand cursor on the timeline to move the blue cursor line to the position where I want to make the split. You can make fine adjustments by using the right arrow/bar and left arrow/bar buttons to move in single fram steps. The thumbwheel can also be used to move the cursor. Once you have the blue cursor at the correct position, make sure the video track is selected and then hit the split icon.

 

 

Here are some links to various "How To"s (thanks to Karr)

 

 

Beginner Video Tips for VideoWave and PhotoSuite

Steve's (sknis) Demo Videos Using Roxio EMC 8-10

Roxio MyMoments Tips and Tutorials

Steps to Making a DVD

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One picture is worth a 1000 words :rolleyes:

 

Darn, it's saying I don't have a right to view this file. (I'm logged in.)

 

Darn, it's saying I don't have a right to view this file. (I'm logged in.)

 

Okay, another snag (maybe related to the last one).

 

I now have four separate dmsm files, one for each song.

 

As I was splitting them, I found that if I used the "frame forward" or back buttons, the next time I played the preview the visuals would proceed frame by frame instead of flowing (sorry, don't know the technical terms). I found that if I double-clicked on the frame forward button (sometimes a couple of times) I could get it to go back to flowing.

 

When I imported the dmsm files into my MyDVD project, two of them play frame-by-frame in the preview. I opened one in Videowave, got it to the "flowing" mode, saved it and reimported into MyDVD, and it now works correctly. The other one won't fix. I can get it to play flowing in Videowave by double-clicking the frame button, but when I go back to the start of the video (by using the hand tool or the back to start button) it plays again frame-by-frame. When I import into MyDVD, it still plays frame-by-frame.

 

Help again!

 

Do Mi

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Darn, it's saying I don't have a right to view this file. (I'm logged in.)

 

 

 

Okay, another snag (maybe related to the last one).

 

I now have four separate dmsm files, one for each song.

 

As I was splitting them, I found that if I used the "frame forward" or back buttons, the next time I played the preview the visuals would proceed frame by frame instead of flowing (sorry, don't know the technical terms). I found that if I double-clicked on the frame forward button (sometimes a couple of times) I could get it to go back to flowing.

 

When I imported the dmsm files into my MyDVD project, two of them play frame-by-frame in the preview. I opened one in Videowave, got it to the "flowing" mode, saved it and reimported into MyDVD, and it now works correctly. The other one won't fix. I can get it to play flowing in Videowave by double-clicking the frame button, but when I go back to the start of the video (by using the hand tool or the back to start button) it plays again frame-by-frame. When I import into MyDVD, it still plays frame-by-frame.

 

Help again!

 

Do Mi

 

Addendum: it turns out I wasn't able to fix either of the files.

 

In MyDVD, if I go to Edit movie, again I can get them to "flow" either by dragging the preview slider back to the beginning or by double-clicking on the frame button. But after saving they still play frame-by-frame in the preview.

 

 

Addendum: it turns out I wasn't able to fix either of the files.

 

In MyDVD, if I go to Edit movie, again I can get them to "flow" either by dragging the preview slider back to the beginning or by double-clicking on the frame button. But after saving they still play frame-by-frame in the preview.

 

Reporting in:

 

I got one of them to flow in Videowave, then exported it as mpeg2 best (instead of saving it as a dmsm file). When I imported that into MyDVD, that worked. Not sure why...

 

Do Mi

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Follow-up report!

 

I put three of the tracks I was struggling with in this thread, songs that my duo performed at an open mic, onto Youtube. As a result, we have been offered our first real gig: opening for one of our favorite and very popular local bands!

 

Thanks again for the help!

 

Do Mi

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Follow-up report!

 

I put three of the tracks I was struggling with in this thread, songs that my duo performed at an open mic, onto Youtube. As a result, we have been offered our first real gig: opening for one of our favorite and very popular local bands!

 

Thanks again for the help!

 

Do Mi

 

Great, post the YouTube link so we can hear your duo!

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