Split and cut in Nero Vision Express

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by johnny, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. johnny

    johnny Guest

    I continue to be frustrated with this product. Its user interface is
    just about the most nonintuitive thing I've ever used.

    I have a video file in NeroVision Express 2. The file, created from a
    videotape, was not split properly and is out of sequence. For
    simplity's sake, let's say I have three video files, A, C, and B. The
    ending of A flows into C, but the correct sequence of footage in the
    finished product should be A, B, A1 (part chopped off of A that
    belongs toward the end of the seqence), C. What I want to do is:

    a) Split the file at the point of a specific scene change, thus
    splitting A into A (truncated a bit now) and A1 (the trailing
    portion).

    b) Take A1 and move it to the end of my movie.

    c) Take C and move it after A1 in my movie.

    The absence of meaningful dialog boxes or help or instructions in the
    manual or downloadable tutorials is just unacceptably confusing.
    Split appears to do nothing at all, and is documented with just one or
    two sentences in the downloadable tutorial. Cut appears to delete
    stuff from a file, but I'd like to then PASTE what I've deleted
    somewhere, and I can't.

    When I try cutting, when I click on the red scissors icon, I move the
    left and right arrows in the editing window to where I want to cut,
    click the now-gold scissors, and it tells me the region I want to cut
    is too large.

    Surely I'm not the first human in the world to attempt to do this
    stuff. Can someone who has used this product successfully set me
    straight?
     
    johnny, Feb 20, 2005
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  2. johnny

    Alpha Guest

    Man, then just wait until you try a more sophisticated program.

    If you feel this, then try MovieFactory 3 from Ulead (trial available).

    I admit the whole scissors etc. metaphor and implementation is confusing and
    weak in this program.
     
    Alpha, Feb 20, 2005
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  3. I have no idea if this will work, but I'll suggest it anyway.

    Ignoring C for simplicity -- try putting A on the time line, then B on
    the timeline, then (all of) A again.

    Now cut the tail end off of the first A, starting where A1 begins, and
    then cut off the beginning of the second A, up to where A1 begins.

    If it works, then good. If not, it's a shame, it was my best guess...

    Gino
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Feb 21, 2005
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  4. johnny

    johnny Guest

    Thanks Alpha, for your incredible patience with suggestions. I've
    been taking a break from Nero since the weekend, but appreciate the
    help and suggestions you've offered.
     
    johnny, Feb 23, 2005
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