>create a timeline and drop in the original video that came off the SD card
What is that video?
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... A screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing
Also, it is not very likely that video direct from an SD card is legal for a DVD, or a BluRay, which means that Encore needs to transcode the video to make it legal for your unspecified output... so what does Encore say about the status of the video... needing to be transcoded or not?
>I'm new with this program
The tutorial list in message #3 http://forums.adobe.com/message/2276578 may help
Thanks for getting back to me.
1. I looked at that program and it doesn't get good ratings. I found one other one that does get good ratings for the same price and from what I could tell, it does the same thing with different options. That being said, I don't know if all that collected data is really going to help out in this scenario. The video is an .AVI, 640x480, 1.0 ratio, at 30 fps. A lady took the video using her little pocket camera. I did right click on it and picked Interpret Footage but nothing seemed to happen. It is a very short clip, so maybe something happened but I didn't see it. And it didn't help anyway. Like I said, all the other ones are the exact same type of file and they work fine. I don't see any kind of warning to alert me as to what could be wrong. Taking a screen shot isn't going to do anything in this case either. Simply put, if the video is a minute long, the sound lasts half of that time. There is nothing that a screen shot will help explain. If I had a symbol or a weird glitch of some kind, I would record the video and post that.
EDIT: Okay this is weird. As I went to try that Transcode thing, which wasn't highlighted anyway (and all the timelines say "untranscoded"), I double clicked the timeline in question and went to the point where the sound was ending and now it plays fine. WTH? I hope when I finally get this DVD done, the audio is in sync. I've read a lot of forum posts where it's off AFTER they burn a disc. Damn Apple for ditching iDVD. Their stuff worked for me all the time. No problems. Arrrrg.
2. Thank you for the link to the huge list of tutorials. I am new and have watch videos from Lynda.com and YouTube.com, but unfortunately all these video are perfect world scenarios. That would be cool, if these videos had situations like mine, but they focus on how easily a person can get up and running with these programs, that I don't believe they want to show these situations as they might overwhelm the customer and then won't sell as many tutorials. But I do believe they should have a whole series on problems. Believe me there would be plenty to do just from Adobe's software.
3. Here's an extra question. I own the whole CS5.5 Master Suite. I've spent thousands of dollars over the years since 1996 on their software. Shouldn't there be the ability to check the Codec information like that $3 program you pointed me to?