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I am building a slide show using VideoWave. The show is a pictorial log of a recent cruise and I want to insert a location and date between each day. I did not use a menu. I added panels before each days pictures and add text. The first problem is that the text carried over into the transition and next slides. I found that by adjusting the length of time the panels and/or transitions the text stayed with the proper panel. But this is kind of a kludge :huh: . This also happens with slides. Also, a pop-up that asks… ‘Add to production’ or ‘insert on internal track of selected panel’. I normally select the default ‘add to production’.

I searched the knowledge base and found a similar query and the solution was to add the text to the internal tracks. By adding to the internal tracks the panels a transitions work great.

Now the questions: A: why does this occur? What is the difference between adding to ‘internal tracks’ and ‘adding to the production’? Also, the text does not appear in the panel when the ‘story line is selected.

If the answer is too lengthy could someone point to an explanation within the form or help sections.

Thanks

John M.

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I am building a slide show using VideoWave. The show is a pictorial log of a recent cruise and I want to insert a location and date between each day. I did not use a menu. I added panels before each days pictures and add text. The first problem is that the text carried over into the transition and next slides. I found that by adjusting the length of time the panels and/or transitions the text stayed with the proper panel. But this is kind of a kludge :huh: . This also happens with slides. Also, a pop-up that asks… ‘Add to production’ or ‘insert on internal track of selected panel’. I normally select the default ‘add to production’.

I searched the knowledge base and found a similar query and the solution was to add the text to the internal tracks. By adding to the internal tracks the panels a transitions work great.

Now the questions: A: why does this occur? What is the difference between adding to ‘internal tracks’ and ‘adding to the production’? Also, the text does not appear in the panel when the ‘story line is selected.

If the answer is too lengthy could someone point to an explanation within the form or help sections.

Thanks

John M.

And that is why it doesn't work :lol:

 

Adding to the production puts a 'piece' of variable length that you can drag around all over the Text Overlay...

 

If you add it to the Internal Track, it is locked to the clip or photo/color panel you have selected. It cannot be moved and the duration will be locked to the duration of the clip or photo/panel.

 

There are uses and advantages to either method.

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I am building a slide show using VideoWave. The show is a pictorial log of a recent cruise and I want to insert a location and date between each day. I did not use a menu. I added panels before each days pictures and add text. The first problem is that the text carried over into the transition and next slides. I found that by adjusting the length of time the panels and/or transitions the text stayed with the proper panel. But this is kind of a kludge :huh: . This also happens with slides. Also, a pop-up that asks… ‘Add to production’ or ‘insert on internal track of selected panel’. I normally select the default ‘add to production’.

I searched the knowledge base and found a similar query and the solution was to add the text to the internal tracks. By adding to the internal tracks the panels a transitions work great.

Now the questions: A: why does this occur? What is the difference between adding to ‘internal tracks’ and ‘adding to the production’? Also, the text does not appear in the panel when the ‘story line is selected.

If the answer is too lengthy could someone point to an explanation within the form or help sections.

Thanks

John M.

 

How technical do you want someone to be? Basically the text and other items attached to an internal track becomes part of the road map that you create when you create a file - think of it as a subprogram in the overall project. Sort of Image plus modifiers. Of course anything added to the major or main tracks becomes part of the road map for the entire project. Sort of overall project plus modifiers.

 

Anything added to an internal track will be used for the duration of that image. Anything added to the main track will be as long as what was added.

 

Remember that when you are creating a slide show, all you are doing is creating a set of instructions by which your project will be encoded. That is why you cannot move or modify any items that you use in the project until the project is completed. Some people move or rename items and the program can't find then so it give an error message.

 

The text will not show in story line but there is an indication that text was added to the internal track. Look for a small abc and click on it.

 

Is that good enough?

 

BTW, karri has anexcellent set of tutorials here (link).

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And that is why it doesn't work :lol:

 

Adding to the production puts a 'piece' of variable length that you can drag around all over the Text Overlay...

 

If you add it to the Internal Track, it is locked to the clip or photo/color panel you have selected. It cannot be moved and the duration will be locked to the duration of the clip or photo/panel.

 

There are uses and advantages to either method.

 

Why is it the simple things that screw me up. About 5 minutes after sent the message I found the answer but what you added made it a little clearer.

 

Now I need to figure out when to use 'Add text effect' or 'add text'. I am sure that will manifest itself shortly! :unsure:

 

Many thanks for your quick response.

 

John

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How technical do you want someone to be? Basically the text and other items attached to an internal track becomes part of the road map that you create when you create a file - think of it as a subprogram in the overall project. Sort of Image plus modifiers. Of course anything added to the major or main tracks becomes part of the road map for the entire project. Sort of overall project plus modifiers.

 

Anything added to an internal track will be used for the duration of that image. Anything added to the main track will be as long as what was added.

 

The text will not show in story line but there is an indication that text was added to the internal track. Look for a small abc and click on it.

 

Is that good enough?

 

BTW, karri has anexcellent set of tutorials here (link).

 

Skins that was enough. I understand the 'road map' concept. it is just sometimes the road gets a little bumpy and fog appears! :unsure:

 

That tutorial link was great. it pointed out some of the nuances that are not apparent when you start working with the product and only read half of the manual! Although, I have had versions of Roxio since version 6 or 7. I just did not have time to really dig in and make it do what I wanted. Retirement is wonderful and I have lots of slides to redo... correctly!! :)

 

Again, many thanks for your response.

 

John

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