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Creating scenes in chapters


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I was originally using Easy cd/DVD creator 6 and just recently bought EMC 8 suite. I have found that EMC 8 is a lot more complex than cd/dvd creator 6. I am able to capture a mini dvd tape from my camcorder to the computer. That part is OK. EMC 8 creates one large video file. I can create a menu and break up that file into several chapters with some difficulty, but I can do it. So now I have a menu with buttons. I can click on the button and it will go to that chapter. Now I want to further segment each chapter. I don't want buttons for these segments. I do want to be able to start a chapter and use the skip function on the dvd player to skip to the next segment within a chapter. I have been playing with the timeline storyline functions a little but I cannot create segments within chapters. I think they are called scenes??? I am able to create scenes within chapters by splitting a chapter, but I am not able to skip through the chapter in the preview mode. I think most of my work is done in My DVD and not video wave. These two applications just seem to confuse me. Anyways, Hopefully I am clear and any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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I know is seems confusing because the terms are used soemtimes to mean the samething. To keep it straight as used in EMC8, scenes is used in Videwave. Chapters is marked in MyDVD.

 

When in MyDVD, it can automatically detect the 'scenes' in a Videowave project and THEN place a Chapter mark in the same location. But a chapter mark does NOT have to be where a 'scene' starts. Chapter marks can be placed anywhere in a video regardless of what you have done in Videowave.

 

The 'purpose' of scenes? I would suppose it is handy for some people to quickly identify certain clips or sections. Personally, I never use scene detect. I can only assume that detect scenes was to eliminate the need for separate files. You can access the scenes separately within Media Manager or Media Selector.

 

Scenes really has nothing to do with 'chapters'. When you use your DVD players remote skip button, those are chapter marks which is done in MyDVD ONLY. You can create chapter marks with or without creating a submenu.

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Don't think you can do what you want to do. When marking chapters, thumbnails will automatically be created unless you UNCHECK the option in that dialog box. In that case, even the submenu will not be created, but the 'skip' button on the remote should still work. The only solution that I can come up with is to split the video into separate files. Add them to the Main Menu as TITLES and then create chapters with the create submenu turned off.

 

Videowave is for EDITING. cutting out commercials, adding transitions/effects, text effects, etc.

 

MyDVD is for authoring the DVD. Creates the menus, submenus, chapter marks and then renders the files for burning to disc, file or folder.

 

Don't confuse clips and scenes during EDITING with Chapter marks which is ONLY done in MyDVD. When you click on 'Edit Movie' in MyDVD, you are actually using a somewhat limited version of Videowave.

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Don't think you can do what you want to do. When marking chapters, thumbnails will automatically be created unless you UNCHECK the option in that dialog box. In that case, even the submenu will not be created, but the 'skip' button on the remote should still work. The only solution that I can come up with is to split the video into separate files. Add them to the Main Menu as TITLES and then create chapters with the create submenu turned off.

 

Videowave is for EDITING. cutting out commercials, adding transitions/effects, text effects, etc.

 

MyDVD is for authoring the DVD. Creates the menus, submenus, chapter marks and then renders the files for burning to disc, file or folder.

 

Don't confuse clips and scenes during EDITING with Chapter marks which is ONLY done in MyDVD. When you click on 'Edit Movie' in MyDVD, you are actually using a somewhat limited version of Videowave.

 

 

Gary-

Thanks for your input. I will give it a try. Funny how the simple things in version 6 that I was used to are difficult in the new version. Maybe I was the only one that liked version 6! Anyways, I am able to split the video in videowave and the split videos show up in the timeline view. But how do I save each individual split file as its own separate file?? Each split video says "captured video 0000.avi. They all have the same name and I cannot figure out how to save them separately. Thanks again...

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You don't. Detected scenes has never worked that way nor does it work that way in any other software that I have used. If you want separate files, then it must be captured that way. YOu can do that manually in Media Import by stopping and starting the capture. If you are using a digital camcorder, there is a freebie called WinDV which will automatically save to separate files according to the timecode.

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You don't. Detected scenes has never worked that way nor does it work that way in any other software that I have used. If you want separate files, then it must be captured that way. YOu can do that manually in Media Import by stopping and starting the capture. If you are using a digital camcorder, there is a freebie called WinDV which will automatically save to separate files according to the timecode.

Gary- Once again, thanks again for your excellent advise. That brings up another stupid question. So what is the purpose for scenes? If you can't save them as separate files, and if you can't skip to them with your dvd player, what is their purpose? THe manual that came with the software isn't very good at explaining....

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