Re: Editing Clips Problem



Wojo
07-09-2005, 10:33 PM
I would recommend 2 different things.
1) The clips that you don't want to transition should be "combined" before
dragging them to the timeline. If you don't know how to do this it's
simple - Simply select one of the clips and then select the other while
holding the CTRL key then right click and select "Combine" from the menu.
This should remove the flash effect your getting because of the split.
2) Import the movie with "Create clips for video files" option unselected
(remove the check from the option in the import dialog box) and then
manually split the video in the spots you want. This option will work if you
aren't planning on splitting in a lot of places but can be time consuming if
you are making a lot of splits for transitioning.
I hope that helps.

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"Ben" <Ben@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2926A5A9-53FB-4C1E-B034-8E774A70E17C@microsoft.com...
>I have a movie project that I am working on, and I have transferred the
> appropriate files to my hard drive. I allowed WMM to "create clips" of
> the
> video I transferred from my digital camcorder.
> I noticed that when WMM does this, it often leaves the last few
> milliseconds
> of the preceding clip on the next clip.
> Well, that was no problem, and I split the clip and delete the leftover
> footage off of the desired clip in the timeline and placed the desired
> footage up against the next clip on the timeline. There are no
> transisitons
> between some of these clip since it is just a scene change, not a passage
> of
> time. Watching the movie in the preview pane, I notice no problems
> regarding
> transition and save it to my harddrive in DV-AVI format.
> But, when I play the movie back through Windows Media Player 10, I notice
> that there are millisecond flashes of clips placed between every clip that
> does not have a transisiton or a fade. This is frustrating because it
> even
> places these millisecond clips between split clips that were originally
> together. So I go back into the project file and trim the beginning and
> end
> off of every clip and save it again. The subliminal clips are still
> there.
> So in another attempt, I delete all of the video but save the credits and
> try
> placing the video back on the timeline and save it as a different project
> file. I export it to my digital camcorder this time, and it is still
> doing
> this. I have no idea what to do now, except possiblt trimming each clip
> instead of splitting and deleting the undesirable footage.
> Any help would be gratly appreciated. Thank you.


Re: Editing Clips Problem