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Having trouble editing in Nero Vision Express-- can't delete/cut image

Discussion in 'Nero discussion' started by lon, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. lon

    lon Regular member

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    As rich as the Nero programs are in features, I am having a problem
    with one of the simplest: I go to edit an avi file, the viewer starts
    to run, I select 'Cut', the icon changes color to yellow, I monitor for the end point of the cut I want, click on 'cut' again and an error
    message invariably pops up which says that the edit is too large
    and the program can't manage the content.

    What am I doing wrong or what steps need to be taken?

    This piece of content also produces the error message that it doesn't
    fit on a standard dvd and so compression can be applied to record it
    in long play. I don't know how these two things could be related.

    Is this a closed or crippled feature in the free version of Vision Express that comes with dvd players? If so, that is not the message given.


    So the goal is to make an edit and record rather than compress the
    file content and lose picture quality.
     
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    The editing part can be a little confusing about exactly which part you are cutting out. You may be cutting the large section and only leaving the part you thought you were cutting.

    Try using the slice tool to divide the video at both ends where you want the part taken out. Make sure the video is stopped when you do this, then delete that part. If you need to be accurate, you can change which number in the time code increments when you click on the arrow buttons. And you can enlarge or compress the representation of the video to see better.

    Is something crippled--I don't know. I would think if you had the option it should work.

    File too large--after you finish trimming it, how large does the graph on the bottom say it is? How long is the .avi file in playing time? You may have to reduce the quality to get it to fit on one DVD, unless you have another option. Also make sure it says DVD on the bottom right and not DVD-9 or DVD-1.
     
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    lon Regular member

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    For this particular content I can simply delete some of the
    material to get the file size down. That's the goal.

    I'll see if I can find slice (usually called 'trim' in other progs.)

    Is there a guide for this?
     
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    The user guide is quite long and is for Nero Vision 4 not Nero Vision
    Express 3.

    I'm about half way through reading the guide which says that Nero cannot
    edit anything but simply add effects.

    So what is the scissors graphic meant to do?

    I will continue but I haven't seen anything about simply taking
    out pieces of the content and resaving what's left as anew file.


    Editing programs usually show 'cut everything' outside a range or
    cut everything inside a range. I'm still looking for something like
    that to work with.

     
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    The two programs are basically identical, as are the help files. You can find help files for both in the same area.

    The scissors graphic is there to edit out parts of the scene and save the effort of separating the video at two different points. It may also be different in so far as unediting the video. I stopped using it because first, I could never keep straight which part was being cut out (your possible original problem), and secondly because occasionally the part I had cut out, came back. But use whichever one you feel the most comfortable with.

    Nero does not do destructive editing. The original video file will be intact, even after you edit it in Nero. You can always unedit part of the video if you want it back. Or replace the video and start over.

    The way I use the "separate video" is, say I want to remove everything between 5:30 and 5:45. I separate the video at those two points and then delete that section. If you use the scissors, it does about the same thing and you might be able to get it back easier if you change your mind. Not using the scissors is just a personal preference. Separating the video will also allow for chapter inserts later, at those specific points.

    Experience is the best teacher.
     

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