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Postby Nets_VC_15 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:42 pm

I am a bit pissed cause I just finished a Naruto AMV that I used a lot of effects for. It's going to mess it up if I actually delete some. It won't let me save to my comp and after I read the fact, I realized it was the use of my effects that did this.

I want to know, if I could change half the file into a .wmv and the other half also a .wmv, than save it to my comp and import it back into WMM, would this make it look like I used no effects to save it to my computer? I could submit both peices here, than when I have already combined and imported them into wmm, I could delete the two halves I used.
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Re: No effects Trick?

Postby kikai_saigono » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:45 pm

Nets_VC_15 wrote:I am a bit pissed cause I just finished a Naruto AMV that I used a lot of effects for. It's going to mess it up if I actually delete some. It won't let me save to my comp and after I read the fact, I realized it was the use of my effects that did this.

I want to know, if I could change half the file into a .wmv and the other half also a .wmv, than save it to my comp and import it back into WMM, would this make it look like I used no effects to save it to my computer? I could submit both peices here, than when I have already combined and imported them into wmm, I could delete the two halves I used.


I'm not sure why your computer isn't saving. It couldn't be the effects, because I'm sorry to say WMM doesn't have many effects to use....so...Your effects couldn't be the problem.
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Postby kikai_saigono » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:48 pm

Didn't mean to quote that. >_O
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Postby Nets_VC_15 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:59 pm

"3.)I’m having an error when saving the movie file?

This often happens when there are too many effects/transitions in your video and the program saved to a point and then hangs"

From the FAQ. It doesn't matter how many there are to choose from, I shrunk clips down to .13 seconds side by side to create a flashing effect to go with the music, to make sure it flash perfectly, I used Fade in and Fade out. Also considering the fact that I did that in like 5 or 6 parts of my video and we are talking about 9-12 clips of .13 seconds that are using Fade in and Fade out plus other effects in between that I used.
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Postby Krisqo » Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:06 pm

Odds are, your PC can't handle all that. I've done similar stuff including chaning the speed and other crap and never had a problem (not even for a 30min AMV using WMM). If you have a higher end PC... then it may just be WMM acting up as it normally does. I don't know if you can export portions of your video. I haven't use the program in over a year so I'm rusty.
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Postby Nets_VC_15 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:08 pm

Krisqo wrote:Odds are, your PC can't handle all that. I've done similar stuff including chaning the speed and other crap and never had a problem (not even for a 30min AMV using WMM). If you have a higher end PC... then it may just be WMM acting up as it normally does. I don't know if you can export portions of your video. I haven't use the program in over a year so I'm rusty.


I just got this computer last January (Dell XPS 400). Why wouldn't it be able to handle it?
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Postby kikai_saigono » Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:09 pm

Nets_VC_15 wrote:"3.)I’m having an error when saving the movie file?

This often happens when there are too many effects/transitions in your video and the program saved to a point and then hangs"



Looks like I've been away from WMM longer than I thought. o.O

Krisqo wrote: I don't know if you can export portions of your video.

I bet he could do what he was thinking earlier and export different portions and then importing them back in WMM. Though it will KILL and I mean absolutely kill your quality.
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Postby Scintilla » Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:13 pm

kikai_saigono wrote:I bet he could do what he was thinking earlier and export different portions and then importing them back in WMM. Though it will KILL and I mean absolutely kill your quality.

Not if you export with DV AVI or <a href="http://www.aquilinestudios.org/VHQWMV2.prx">a really high bitrate WMV profile</a>.
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Postby Nets_VC_15 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:29 pm

Scintilla wrote:
kikai_saigono wrote:I bet he could do what he was thinking earlier and export different portions and then importing them back in WMM. Though it will KILL and I mean absolutely kill your quality.

Not if you export with DV AVI or <a href="http://www.aquilinestudios.org/VHQWMV2.prx">a really high bitrate WMV profile</a>.


Scin, do I save that to my videos folder? How do I open?
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Postby Scintilla » Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:49 pm

You save the .PRX file to the <b>C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\Profiles\</b> directory. Then, the next time you open up WMM and try to save a movie file, it should be available as a selectable profile, in the "Other" category (the same category that contains the DV AVI option).

It should give you a file that's about as big as a full-res DVD-compliant MPEG-2 would be.
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Postby kikai_saigono » Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:10 pm

Scintilla wrote:You save the .PRX file to the <b>C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\Profiles\</b> directory. Then, the next time you open up WMM and try to save a movie file, it should be available as a selectable profile, in the "Other" category (the same category that contains the DV AVI option).

It should give you a file that's about as big as a full-res DVD-compliant MPEG-2 would be.


Where was this when I used WMM? :?
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Postby Scintilla » Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:16 pm

kikai_saigono wrote:
Scintilla wrote:You save the .PRX file to the <b>C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\Profiles\</b> directory. Then, the next time you open up WMM and try to save a movie file, it should be available as a selectable profile, in the "Other" category (the same category that contains the DV AVI option).

It should give you a file that's about as big as a full-res DVD-compliant MPEG-2 would be.

Where was this when I used WMM? :?

I think it was sometime in 2004 when I first saw DownWithPants mention the idea on the forum here; the Last Modified date on my local copy of that profile is in September 2004, and I think I've been hosting it for most of that time. It just doesn't come up very often.
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Postby Arigatomina » Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:42 am

Highlight the first minute of your video, copy it, then cut it, save the project under a new name like "vidsections". Open a new project and paste the copied portion into the timeline. Export it as "vidpart1". Go back to "vidsections" and highlight the first minute of the timeline - repeat until you've exported the entire video (probably 3 to 5 pieces depending on how complicated it is). Then look up avisynth scripts and open them in VirtualDub or VirtualDubMod. You can then put the pieces together, attach your audio and compress the vid.

Try exporting to DV-AVI first - open that up in vdub and reattach your audio. See if the sync matches up. If it does, do all your sections in DV-AVI. If the sync is off, export them as "high quality large" wmv files. You can open them just the same in Vdub using the DirectShow filter.

I used to cut all my vids into pieces like that when it came time to export. If you don't like the copy+paste method, you could cut your audio track into pieces instead - and edit each piece in a separate project folder. I just found copying easier.

One thing to note - if you do copy and paste parts of the timeline, make sure you begin and end (the clips you're highlighting) with straight cuts. If you have to clips fading into each other and you only highlight one of them, you'll lose that fade and probably throw off the sync for the rest of the vid.
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Postby McDoogle-san » Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:42 pm

What does it come up with when you try to save it? If it just comes up unable to save with a yellow hazard sign, make sure that every clip can be found. Also i would check to see if you can add any clips to the end of it because i had to reset my clips by saving and placing the video in the the AMV 3 times becuase i had too many clips on it, it could be the same with your effects etc. But i dont know how you would take some away without losing it, unless you delete, save as .wmv, open project again(without saving it) and delete the other half and then save it again as a .wmv.

It could also be the simple fact u dont have anough room on your HDD but thats rare. Make sure there isnt already a file with the same name that your trying to save it as.
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Postby khurram » Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:04 pm

I had all of these problems, fixed some but not all :(, try cutting it to half and save half a file and save it to ur comp, then just save the second part of the file then save it to ur comp, then just import the first half then the second half drag all the clips and see if that works.
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