I've upgraded from PE7 to PE11 and the new one is a lot more complicated but sadly the online help is not very helpful. I think I can puzzle most of it out but my biggest issue is that the timeline display is now full of dozens of tiny clips and I can't see to do what I want to do in the timeline.
The attached screenshot shows a 3 minute piece of one video file and it shows up as dozens of tiny clips. I've cut the video at the timeline but the view is so complicated I can't even see what I am doing. is there a view setting that works like the old PE7 where each clip of video is one square on the timeline? I don't really understand...When I have a clip of video I am happy with, I just want it to be a single entity, why does it keep showing it in chunks?
One can turn "Scene Detection" ON, or OFF. Some users like it one way, or the other. This is done in the Capture module, when one doing a Capture from a miniDV tape, whether SD, or HD. You probably want Scene Detection OFF.
For getting up to speed on PrE 11, I cannot recommed Steve Grisetti's Basic Training Series too much. Here is a list of some useful resources: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3953827#3953827
If I understand your reply, once one has done the Capture, then whatever was set, at that time, will still hold. The setting will be for new Captures only, and will not affect anything that has already been Captured.
If I misunderstood, please ignore my comments above.
I don't think we are talking about the same thing. I have a bunch of .VOB files ripped from my old disks that I like to cut up and make montages out of. When I add the .VOB (via "add media -> files and folders") sometimes I get the strange display in the timeline where it seems to be showing me a square for every couple of seconds and sometimes it shows a "normal" display with one square image of the clip...bizarre
for capture.. wow.. how needlessly constraining of them. Make sure you import the video with the right settings because you can never ever change them..lol
Just bought Steve's book (it's in the post to me) -- already followed his Lynda.com tutorials, really clear, easy to follow, detailed, lots of tips along the way. Even after working thru Adobe's own Classroom in a Book, itself a first class intro to the subject by Jan Ozer & Team, I decided to buy Steve's book after leafing thru the online glimpses at Amazon.
Haha, I love the sense of humour, Steve! Don't know about the 'gentleman' bit (you'd best ask my wife, on second thoughts, don't) but I admit to being of the masculine gender. As to 'scholar' ... I was once told by a teacher (like 500 years ago) always accept praise even when you don't deserve it because you're going to get loads of stick in your career, whether you deserve *that* or not! A principle I've followed scrupulously since.
I have the same issue. Driving me up the wall. Program was fine, then suddenly started doing what you've described here. Cannot turn this annoying feature off. Exiting and restarting doesn't fix this for me, and from what the PDF manual describes (and I only find it in the manual, which points me to an 'Adjust' menu a lot more robust than the real thing I'm dealing with), Scene Detection has nothing to do with this problem.
Have you found an answer to your question?