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Compatibility Emc 7 To Creator 2011


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Have searched the forum a while with no luck.

 

I have a number of projects that I made with EMC 7 (VideoWave and DVD Creator. I am running WXP SP 3 and time has obviously caught up with me. It became so frustrating try to deal with the IE8 problems that I just gave up and bought Creator 11 &%$-uming that I could bring in my old VideoWave or DVD Creator projects in and work on them, but the file extensions have changed from 7 to 11 and C11 doesn't recognize the EMC 7 projects.

 

The old file extensions I have are *.dmsm and .*dmsd.

 

Am I missing something obvious?

 

The question is whether there is a way to "import" or "convert" the old dmsm or dmsd files in Creator 11?

 

Sorry to be stupid.

 

Thanks,

 

Thomas

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Have searched the forum a while with no luck.

 

I have a number of projects that I made with EMC 7 (VideoWave and DVD Creator. I am running WXP SP 3 and time has obviously caught up with me. It became so frustrating try to deal with the IE8 problems that I just gave up and bought Creator 11 &%$-uming that I could bring in my old VideoWave or DVD Creator projects in and work on them, but the file extensions have changed from 7 to 11 and C11 doesn't recognize the EMC 7 projects.

 

The old file extensions I have are *.dmsm and .*dmsd.

 

Am I missing something obvious?

 

The question is whether there is a way to "import" or "convert" the old dmsm or dmsd files in Creator 11?

 

Sorry to be stupid.

 

Thanks,

 

Thomas

 

No...

 

Please use the correct name Creator 2011.

 

If you have the XP box and go back to IE6 and Windows Media Player 8, EMC 7 should work fine, might have to reinstall it tho. Always finish your projects in the version you started them in, compatibility is never guaranteed in future versions.

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It is called Creator 2011, no such thing as "C11" ;)

 

Generally speaking, Roxio Projects are not forward compatible... Jumping forward 6 version pretty well ends any chance :(

 

I am curious what sort of project would need to be revisited after 6 years?

 

You could import the DVD's which would give you the video effects but the user interface is not recoverable...

 

Give us some idea as to what you have and what you want to accomplish and we will do our best to help you out with it!

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Have searched the forum a while with no luck.

 

I have a number of projects that I made with EMC 7 (VideoWave and DVD Creator. I am running WXP SP 3 and time has obviously caught up with me. It became so frustrating try to deal with the IE8 problems that I just gave up and bought Creator 11 &%$-uming that I could bring in my old VideoWave or DVD Creator projects in and work on them, but the file extensions have changed from 7 to 11 and C11 doesn't recognize the EMC 7 projects.

 

The old file extensions I have are *.dmsm and .*dmsd.

 

Am I missing something obvious?

 

The question is whether there is a way to "import" or "convert" the old dmsm or dmsd files in Creator 11?

 

Sorry to be stupid.

 

Thanks,

 

Thomas

 

The file extensions, in Creator 2011, are the same as the file extensions in EMC 7. VideoWave (Edit Video-Advance) files have a .dmsm file extension, the same as VideoWave in EMC 7. MyDVD (Create DVDs) files have a .dmsd file extension, the same as DVD Builder in EMC 7.

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Thanks for your help. I obviously wasn't aware that newer Roxio products wouldn't be compatible with older ones. But you have saved me a lot of research.

 

I have two completed projects, one of a week long climb on Kilimanjaro in 2006, and one of a 10 day circuit of Mt Kenya in 2007. I also have several projects in the works, partially completed, that range from last week to 2009. I had thought to try to finish some of them.

 

One reason I'd want to revisit old projects would be to burn DVDs of them. But one project, which I'd started last week, was almost complete. I managed to uninstall IE8 and got it from VideoWave over to the DVD Maker. Then decided I wanted to add a slide. The time lags and freezes trying to edit in the DVD Maker were discouraging. Over night, Windows updated my computer, and IE8 was back on but no longer uninstallable. I spent most of yesterday trying not to lose my temper. Today, I gave up and bought Creator 2011, and now have spent several hours laughing at my stupidity.

 

I appreciate your reply, though.

 

Thanks,

 

Thomas

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Thanks, Grandpa.

 

Didn't know the file extensions were the same.

 

When I opened Creator 2011, I went to Edit Video Advance Edit. Then I tried to open a project. The program couldn't find them. I "browsed" and it finally found the one I'd been working on, but when it opens, it's not "all there." Some of the colored panels are, but there are no pictures or videos visible in story line. And the video won't "run."

 

I'll keep tinkering with it and see what I can do.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Thomas

 

PS: Where were you in RVN? I arrived in Nha Trang (via Da Nang and Sai Gon) in Feb 70, then worked in Cam Ranh, Nam Can, Vi Thahn and Rach Gia before running out of steam in Oct '71.

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Thanks, Grandpa.

 

Didn't know the file extensions were the same.

 

When I opened Creator 2011, I went to Edit Video Advance Edit. Then I tried to open a project. The program couldn't find them. I "browsed" and it finally found the one I'd been working on, but when it opens, it's not "all there." Some of the colored panels are, but there are no pictures or videos visible in story line. And the video won't "run."

 

I'll keep tinkering with it and see what I can do.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Thomas

 

PS: Where were you in RVN? I arrived in Nha Trang (via Da Nang and Sai Gon) in Feb 70, then worked in Cam Ranh, Nam Can, Vi Thahn and Rach Gia before running out of steam in Oct '71.

 

The bulk of the transitions, text, and a lot of other things changed from EMC 7 to Creator 2011. In Creator 2011 VideoWave, use the portions of your EMC 7 .dmsm files, that do work, and redo the rest. That's about the best you can hope for.

 

I landed in Cam Ranh Bay, then was sent down to the Mekong Delta (via Bihn Hoa, Saigon, Ton Son Nhut, Long Binh). Binh Thuy/Can Tho area.

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Well, if you are really interested, here's my experience.

 

I clicked "Edit Video - Advanced" and VideoWave opened, which looked pretty familiar. A dialog box appeared "Welcome to VideoWave" with options to "create" or "edit." Then I clicked "edit" and browsed around a bit, and located the DMSM file I had originally set up a few days ago in EMC 7. After the usual delays on my old computer, the boxes in StoryLine started to be populated. The colored panels, which I use for titling and commentary (no doubt indicative a PPT past) were all there, but the boxes where I had placed photos and videos were blank. Double clicking the blank boxes, however, brought up the underlying photo. (I learned some time ago that the pictures aren't really in the boxes, that there is just a "reference" to the photo in one's files and that moving the files around on one's hard drive can make the "reference" invalid, and wonder if the new Creator 2011 needed some more information, but if so, I don't know how to feed it.)

 

The production was fairly simple. I had about 43 boxes filed with colored panels, photos and camera video. The colored panels contained text with simple effects (some credit rolls, some fade-in/fade out), the photos all had some simple motion added to them, and the videos (of an interview) had been slightly edited to remove coughing and other distractions (nothing really complicated - just cropping). Each box was separated by a transition (either a dissolve or a page turn). I had gone to TimeLine view to insert some music. That's pretty much it: the production lasted 16 minutes. (By comaprison, my two earlier efforts were more significant: the one about Kili was an hour long, while the one about MtK had to be separated into Part 1 and Part 2 to fit on two disks.

 

I was pretty happy with EMC 7; it did pretty much what I wanted, and it was simply my contentment which allowed the XP Service Packs to evolve ahead of it. I had a day job, traveled a lot, and was not often able to spend the amount of time needed to make any serious progress on something where I was trying to make the production a bit interesting.

 

What I am now seeing is a Preview screen with the first panel (a black color panel with text inserted.) The "play" button is inactive. When I double click the colored panels, nothing really happens. When I double click the blank boxes, the referenced picture appears. I have tried to "edit" the pictures. (It appears that "edit/motion picture" has been replaced with "edit/pan and zoom editor" which is not initially counter-intuitive, but which doesn't "play" the photo's motion.) When I click a colored panel and try to "edit text," Creator 2011 crashes.

 

So I think I shall just have to try to make a new production. The good news is that I can avoid reinventing the wheel by seeing at least the "script" of the first version, so can adapt that to the new C2011 version.

 

It is beyond my ken to try to resurrect the EMC7 any further. Sic transit gloria mundi, I guess.

 

But I am very grateful for your time and assistance.

 

(How 'bout them SEALs!)

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Well, if you are really interested, here's my experience.

 

I clicked "Edit Video - Advanced" and VideoWave opened, which looked pretty familiar. A dialog box appeared "Welcome to VideoWave" with options to "create" or "edit." Then I clicked "edit" and browsed around a bit, and located the DMSM file I had originally set up a few days ago in EMC 7. After the usual delays on my old computer, the boxes in StoryLine started to be populated. The colored panels, which I use for titling and commentary (no doubt indicative a PPT past) were all there, but the boxes where I had placed photos and videos were blank. Double clicking the blank boxes, however, brought up the underlying photo. (I learned some time ago that the pictures aren't really in the boxes, that there is just a "reference" to the photo in one's files and that moving the files around on one's hard drive can make the "reference" invalid, and wonder if the new Creator 2011 needed some more information, but if so, I don't know how to feed it.)

 

The production was fairly simple. I had about 43 boxes filed with colored panels, photos and camera video. The colored panels contained text with simple effects (some credit rolls, some fade-in/fade out), the photos all had some simple motion added to them, and the videos (of an interview) had been slightly edited to remove coughing and other distractions (nothing really complicated - just cropping). Each box was separated by a transition (either a dissolve or a page turn). I had gone to TimeLine view to insert some music. That's pretty much it: the production lasted 16 minutes. (By comaprison, my two earlier efforts were more significant: the one about Kili was an hour long, while the one about MtK had to be separated into Part 1 and Part 2 to fit on two disks.

 

I was pretty happy with EMC 7; it did pretty much what I wanted, and it was simply my contentment which allowed the XP Service Packs to evolve ahead of it. I had a day job, traveled a lot, and was not often able to spend the amount of time needed to make any serious progress on something where I was trying to make the production a bit interesting.

 

What I am now seeing is a Preview screen with the first panel (a black color panel with text inserted.) The "play" button is inactive. When I double click the colored panels, nothing really happens. When I double click the blank boxes, the referenced picture appears. I have tried to "edit" the pictures. (It appears that "edit/motion picture" has been replaced with "edit/pan and zoom editor" which is not initially counter-intuitive, but which doesn't "play" the photo's motion.) When I click a colored panel and try to "edit text," Creator 2011 crashes.

 

So I think I shall just have to try to make a new production. The good news is that I can avoid reinventing the wheel by seeing at least the "script" of the first version, so can adapt that to the new C2011 version.

 

It is beyond my ken to try to resurrect the EMC7 any further. Sic transit gloria mundi, I guess.

 

But I am very grateful for your time and assistance.

 

(How 'bout them SEALs!)

 

 

Well, it was worth the shot, anyway.

 

The SEALS kicked b-u-t-t!

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