I'm a new member here with some questions. I purchased the Sony Movie Studio Platinum Edition for my HP Pavilion computer. I'm running Windows Vista on my computer.
So far I'm a bit dissappointed. I launch the Sony Movie Studio program and when it comes up, I put a DVD that I burned of raw footage using my Panasonic DVD burner into my computer and I try to import the video so I can begin to edit it utilizing the Sony Movie Studio. What happens is it only imports fifteen seconds of the video, which the thumbnail is shown at the bottom of the screen. I then double click that thumbnail to bring it up to a video track up closer to the center of the screen.
The video is brought up to the appropriete track. I see two thumbnails in the video track. First is of the very first frame of the video, and the second is of the very last frame of the video. I play the video, but only fifteen seconds of it plays. Yet, if I pause the curser before the fifteen seconds is up, I can see the preview screen at the lower right hand corner show a frame which is at a point within the video that is after this fifteen seconds. What could be the cause of this and how could I correct this issue? The fifteen seconds only shows just that, fifteen seconds of the begining of the video, yet the very last thumbnail on that track shows the very last frame of the video, which in this case is about 5 and a half minutes in length.
Another question I have is, how can I delete a frame without causing a blank space to remain in the place of the deleted frame?
Lastly is there a way were I can pause the video, copy the still frame as a jpeg? I want to pause a video and take a picture so to speek of the frame and turn it into a photo where I could either print it off on photo quality paper or simply keep it on the computer as a jpeg.
Thanks for any help that you can give me on these questions and I will spend the rest of the evening doing a search on this forum to see if any of these issues/questions/problems have been discussed before.