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    Hi, I'm a relative newbie, any advice will be much appreciated!
    I am using a Belkin USB 2.0 DVD Creator to transfer my old Hi8 camcorder tape into my 1.6Gh/ P4 PC.
    The tranfer works fine, but there is no scene detection facility when using the supplied Ulead Studio 6SE editing software. If I transfer via the Windows Movie maker 2 programme the scenes are detected just fine, but this software is limited, and I would rather use something more capable.
    Are there any, not too expensive, software programmes that offer scene detection for analogue capture?
    Thank you
    Chris

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    Why not use WMM to capture your clips, then import these clips into Ulead Media Studio?

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    Hi
    Thanks for your your reply, I will check out media studio I assume it recognises WMM files? The studio 6 version I am now using doesn't!
    Sorry if this sounds a bit vague but I am very new to this, can I capture in WMM and then transfer all the clips to Media Studio or does it have to be edited in WMM first?
    Thanks once again for your time.
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    Sorry, by Media Studio, I though you meant Ulead Media Studio. I've just checked out the version 6SE that I have (bundled with a piece of hardware, so it's prob the version you have), but it doesn't appear to support WMV (and I can't get onto their site to see if there's any updates available)!

    However, I'm not too keen on scene detection myself. Is there a particular reason you wanted to use this? It does tend to stiffle creativity - manually creating scenes yourself starts to get you thinking more about the editing process, and gets you thinking about how you can present your video. I also use the capture stage as the first part of the editing process by simply not capturing footage I know won't make the "final cut". This also saves on harddrive space.

    Another advantage of manually capturing is giving your file names recognisable names - this also helps in the editing process as you start thinking less linearly, i.e you tend not to put the footage in chronological order, but rather in the most logical/humurous/artistic manner.

    For me, the joy of video editing is the editing itself... and if you manually capture footage, you'll start to improve the finished article...

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    Hi Marc
    Thank you for your latest comments which are very valid gives me food for thought for future video.
    My main desire for scene detection is that I am sifting through some very old 8mm and Hi8 footage going back years, this was before I was adept at capturing with the final edit in mind!
    You are correct in the fact that Ulead Studio 6 does not recognise WMV files, I have to use other software to convert them, to enable me to record to VCD.
    Once again thanks for the input, will have a go at the editing the way you suggest on my next project.
    Chris

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