MF: Authoring a DVD

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sjj1805
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MF: Authoring a DVD

Post by sjj1805 »

I received the following Email
Barry wrote:Dear Steve

I'm sorry to bother you but I don't know where else to go. Quick story.

Bought MM5 online last Friday and made a couple of DVDs. They were fine so I made a bunch more. They were not fine because although I've saved the project the project hadn't saved the menu format or the menu music. That was something of a disappointment.

Visited the website and downloaded the upgrades/patches. What a joke!!!

When I opened enhance video text, the text overly that was showing in the preview screen disappeared. This happened on five of the six segments. Even if I resaved the project after redoing each individual title, it got lost again as soon as I opened the segment or closed and reopened the project. I redid those titles over and over and the project lost them every time. Very frustrating.

On the plus side, it remembered the menu skin and music.

Oh, another thing. I wanted to change the menu layout so I could have six items on one page, but 螋ustomize?only gave me access to Navigation Buttons, both before and after the update. Tiresome.

Not knowing what else to do for the best, I got all the titles redone, and burned a dvd.

Unbelievable. The sound was horrid and the movie jumped every few seconds. Complete and utter rubbish. Totally unusable.

I've tried to raise this in forums and with the technical support form but cannot as I cannot access my account even though I was using the details they e-mailed me when I bought the product.

So I've uninstalled everything I can find to do with Ulead and will reinstall the original pre-patch programme and hope for the best.

Any advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

Best wishes
Barry
I have chosen to respond here in the open forum as this is a question that may be of interest to other users.

There is hardly any difference between the DVD Authoring Modules of VideoStudio and MovieFactory. Most of the procedures can be found in this tutorial:
Authoring a DVD

Two points worthy of note that affect MovieFactory Users.

1. Before you start doing anything. Open MovieFactory and select "Start a New Project - Project type DVD.
2. Immediately save this empty project with a suitable filename.

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Now import your clips and perform your editing as shown in the VideoStudio Tutorial.

TIP: When changing the text below the thumbnails - if the default text spans more than one line (due to a long filename) then delete the text and retype it, you will then be able to get the text on one line.

Regularly Save your project so that you can re-open it and continue from where you left off with all of your changes intact.

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sjj1805
Posts: 14419
Joined: Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:20 am
operating_system: Windows XP Pro
System_Drive: C
32bit or 64bit: 32 Bit
motherboard: Equium P200-178
processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor T2080
ram: 2 GB
Video Card: Intel 945 Express
sound_card: Intel GMA 950
Hard_Drive_Capacity: 1160 GB
Location: Birmingham UK

Post by sjj1805 »

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maddrummer3301 wrote:This should work and is a new feature in the multi-trimming module of MF5:
It's the fastest way to create 3 separate mpeg2 files or multiple mpeg2 files from one large mpeg2 file. Limited only by the user.

When you are in the multi-trim module. Mark the videos you want to SPLIT into separate files the way you did. Now there will be 3 thumbnails on the timeline in the "Multi-trim" Module.
Stay in the Multi-trim module.
While still in the Multi-Trim Module Highlight one of the thumbnails (one of the 3 clips).
On the left side of the timeline is an arrow pointing to the left. Click on that and select "FAST EXPORT" to export that separate clip out to a new file on the harddisk.
Do that for each clip. Then load those 3 new separate clips from the harddisk into the main timeline (removing the original of course).
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