View Full Version : Video Editing revisited
03-17-2002, 08:10 PM
Okay, I just found MGI Videowave that I had downloaded a while back. I can edit my MPEGs there. Problem is when I click on "capture", and "Open File" the only option it gives me is from something it created called "production files".
I can pull up my movies from my hard drive through that box but it won't recognize them. How do I get my movie files into their Production files so they will open? Or if any of you have MGI, how do I capture the mpeg straight from my camera?
Hope someone owns this program.
03-20-2002, 09:21 AM
I have MGI Videowave III SE (scaled down freebie version, came with firewire card) so it may be different than the version you have. My freebie version doesn't make reference to "production files" so all this may be totally useless to you, but I'll tell you how it works for me.
The only thing I've ever used it for is capturing from camcorder and rendering to video, and that works fine for me. When I go to the "capture" section I don't see an option to open file. Under settings I can choose whether to capture from miniDV camcorder or webcam under sources for audio and video. Then after adjusting start position with play controls on the right, click the "video+audio" button under the "Start Capture" section. Click stop when it's got what you want, and it puts the clip over in the "library" on the left, naming it NONAME_000.AVI, then 001, etc.
If you're capturing from miniDV camcorder you'll be capturing as uncompressed AVI (HUGE files!), which then has to be converted to MPEG. To "produce" as an MPEG, drag the clip from the library to the "storyline" at the top then click the "produce" button on the left, choose the options, and let it go.
If you just want a straight-from-the-camera uncompressed AVI, right-click on the clip in the library, choose properties, and it'll tell you where it's located on your hard drive.
Hope this helps!
03-20-2002, 02:08 PM
Lis, Thanks for the jump start. I have video wave III ! Hah! I wish I had the simple version. Anyway, your answer drove me to try again and voila!!! I found "Library" and imported one of my dark movie files from my hardrive and it loaded into the video wave editor! Yippee.
I found the brightening tool and fixed the movie. Never buy a cybershot sony dig. camera. Everyone I know has brightness problems. The photos and MPEG are SO dark.
Anyway, this program is a lot of fun and I will be a good editor if I ever figure it all out!
Thanks so much.
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