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Scene Detection - Again!


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Problems with scene detection in Creator seems pretty common. In my case it has worked sometimes, sometimes not. I have recently purchased Creator 2011 since I now have up-graded to a new PC with Windows 7. I have used Creator 2009 on my old PC with XP and then scene detection worked (although not always).

 

With Creator 2011 scene detection does not work at all, neither auto nor manual. What happens is that scenes are created, but in the final step when I click OK they just "disappear" (this phenomen has been noted by other Creator users). There is no "arrow" on the avi-files either, so I cannot "recreate" the scenes. I cannot find any scenes in the Media manager.

 

I have carefully studied the instructions in Creator how to do this, I have read (and re-read) the instructions in "http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/60480-chapters-scenes-and-things/", I have watched the instructions "http://saknis.net/Roxio/scenes%20in%20Video%20Wave/scenes%20in%20Video%20Wave.html". According to these video instructions by saknis, a new window with the scenes should open when I click OK - this does not happen!

 

I have re-installed Creator 2011, and tried to scene detect with and without creator2011SP1 installed. Also tried without Roxio2011Content (don't really know what this is good for). But to no avail - scene detection just does not work.

 

Another strange thing is that in Media Selector the icons for my mpg-files are "question marks", as if Creator 2011 can't identify these files.

 

Computer: Intel Corei7 CPU, 2,67 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7, 64-bit

 

 

Is is possible to get some guidance in this situation?

 

Thanks!

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I realize it is frustrating but I do not see how that is even possible???

 

While scenes can be created in Media Selector, in 2 places! What most users fail to appreciate is that the can only be seen and used in one Place!!!

 

Media Selector has 2 Tabs, Folder View and My Media View… While Scenes can be selected in both tabs, they can only be seen and utilized while in the My Media View:

 

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Double check yourself and make sure this is what you are using, the tabs are very subtle. Let us know how you make out.

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Thank you for your quick response! Since I need to get this project ready by the weekend I need all the help I can get! :o

I do try to follow the instructions given in the online help as well as in this forum:

1) I click on "Show Media Selector"

2) In Folder tab, I right-click on the avi file I want to scen detect and use in the production

3) I choose Scen detection

4) I get a new window Scene detection

5) I choose either Auto or manually Add scenes

6) After having created a few scenes (shown to the right in the Scene detection window) I stop adding scenes and then click OK - and then the scenes vanish in thin air! There is no new window opening

7) If I switch to My Media tab I see no scenes - only the "raw" video files (avi and mpeg, with "question mark" icons). There are no "arrows" on the lower right on the avi icons either.

 

I have tried to start VideoWave from the Start menu instead from within Roxio Creator 2011, doesn't matter.

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Try creating the Scenes in the My Media tab. - (they will NEVER show in the Folder view, Ever!)

 

You do not HAVE TO use scenes... They are only there as convenience to some users. I have been making Video for 7 years, hundreds of them, and have yet to use Scenes…

 

Still they should work but if that doesn’t work, we can discuss other ways.

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Problem solved! I don't know why this is so, but it seems that VideoWave is more sensitive to the symbols used in the paths/folders than standard programs like Microsoft software. Using Swedish letters like "ä" when naming folders and files are apparently a no-no! When I used the letter "ä" when naming the folder I had problems with scene detection. However, if I save the avi-file in a folder named without the letter "ä" scene detection works as it should! Maybe this problem can occur with other non-English letters or other symbols that work with other programs as well. :unsure:

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Try creating the Scenes in the My Media tab. - (they will NEVER show in the Folder view, Ever!)

 

You do not HAVE TO use scenes... They are only there as convenience to some users. I have been making Video for 7 years, hundreds of them, and have yet to use Scenes…

 

Still they should work but if that doesn’t work, we can discuss other ways.

 

 

I've gotten as far as getting scene detect to work manually and have removed the scenes I don't want but how do I save the edited scenes in order to make a DVD?

 

Also, I'm curious: if you don't use scene detect (which I use in order to be able to delete unwanted segments) how do you edit your videos?

 

Bede

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I've gotten as far as getting scene detect to work manually and have removed the scenes I don't want but how do I save the edited scenes in order to make a DVD?

 

Also, I'm curious: if you don't use scene detect (which I use in order to be able to delete unwanted segments) how do you edit your videos?

 

Bede

 

If you don't use scene detect, you split the video at the start and end points of what you don't want, select the section you want to remove and then delete it. You can undo if you make a mistake. Watch this.

 

For scene detection, watch this.

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Nor do you “save” Scenes, that defeats the purpose of having them in the first place :(

 

You only pull in the Scenes you are going to use.

 

Personally, I have been doing Video for 7+ years and have never used Scenes!

 

If I were doing professional video work, I can see where scenes would be useful, but for home use, you throwing a lot of effort into something of very limited use… :)

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