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What do you mean by "export them back out in the same format"?
What format would that be?
19GB for 1.5 hours looks like DV-AVI. To export portions of your timeline in that format, position the Work Area Bar over a portion and go File>Export>Movie. Set your options to export the WAB, not the full timeline.
If it is DV-AVI, then there are even further options to choose. But let's hear what the format is first.
First off it is DV-AVI.
I have been able to export the individual parts into DV-AVI files using the WAB method.
Am I missing something in using the printed or help doc that came with the software? It took some doing to figure out how to get the WAB Bar to appear in the Time Line display. It was collapsed at the zero time edge the little triangle wasn't obvious as a way to pull the right edge out into view. A search for Work Area Bar brings up only one result..work area bar,rendering. Going to this only talks about dragging it by the center and using it to render a preview.
Adobe makes some great software, but its usefulness is hidden in poor documentation. I use PS Elements and would be lost without the Missing Manual.
thanks for the responses,
I am with you on the documentation of most software today. Adobe still beats many, but is slipping in my "book." I am less a fan of the F1, especially now that these seem to be going to Web-based Help. One needs two computers next to each other to really use these. Even on dual 21" monitors, I have to keep shifting focus from my NLE to the Help files. I want "books!" Besides, they smell nice, when you first unwrap them. I want it opened on my desk, as I follow along on the computer. I'm just "old school" that way. Now, software companies are relying on 3rd party authors to fill the gap, like our own Steve Grisetti. At least Adobe offers us this forum, where much is discussed and problems are solved.
You should try some of the nice sofware from Magix, if you want to see a total dearth of manuals. Their fora are also virtually useless, except for about 4 installation problems. Good software, but 0 support. If you cannot figure it out on your own, you are "alone."
At least with some of the other Adobe programs, I can purchase the manuals separately, and I always do. They still smell the same, when I unwrap them...
Good one, Bill. I spend enough time sitting at the computer. Being able to stretch out in the recliner with a cup of coffee and a good manual is the way to go.
I keep an old notebook on the desk for viewing online documentation. In some cases I've bit the bullet and printed out 300 pages of manual.
By the way I have written manuals for equipment and software I designed and it isn't hard to do a decent job. I just have to take off my "engineer/programmer" hat and put on my "people" hat.
If you didn't edit the DV-Avi, except for cutting it, you can export the sections back to dv-avi without recompressing it. Some people call that smart rendering or encoding, and it's about as fast as a straight copy.
File > Export > Movie > Settings > Video Tab > Clear the Recompress checkbox.
I think that's what I did. I knew I wanted as little compression as possible. It explains why the 6 minute clip was saved so fast.