Movie templates

williamandrews06 wrote on 2/5/2013, 2:58 PM

When I try to use a movie template, it says I can select a predetermined length of movie by sliding a marker along the timeline. The first time I tried this, it worked. Since then I cannot make the slider move anywhere. I tried it with different templates but still failed to move the slider. Any ideas what I am doing wrong?

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terrypin wrote on 2/7/2013, 2:32 AM

Hi,

This is a very vague problem description. To improve your chance of getting practical help you need to be much more specific. For example:

What version of MEP?

"Try to use..." What are the exact steps you are taking? Start with MEP just loaded and spell out what you do.

"It says ..." What is the message and exactly when does it appear?

Attach screenshots if you have difficulty describing a point.

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Terry, UK

williamandrews06 wrote on 2/7/2013, 10:30 AM

Thanks for your reply. I did fill in a box on the questionaire form stating that I have MEP 2013 Plus. By 'try to use' I mean that I start MEP, then click on one of the movie templates to move it to the timeline in story board mode. I then drag a video from the media pool onto a placeholder and the video also appears in the preview window with a green bar in the mini timeline below it. I ensure that the video is longer than the time indicated by the green bar. I then attempt to grab the green bar to move it to a required place within the video. The problem is that the green bar will not move. It did move when I very first tried to use a movie template but now it will not move no matter which template or video I use. I have tried repeatedly without success, each time starting from loading MEP. When I use the expression 'it says' I am referring to page 185 of the downloaded instruction manual. I do not mean that a message appears on screen. My desktop computer has Windows 7, Intel core i7-2600 processor,clock 3.4Ghz memory 8GB, hard disk 1.5TB, NVida GeForceGTX 560 DirectX11 graphics card with1280MB DDR5 RAM. I hope this is sufficient information to advise me with the problem. Thanks again, Bill.

terrypin wrote on 2/7/2013, 2:06 PM

Hi,

OK, that's clearer now thanks.

Or for better quality: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4019461/MEP2013-MovieTemplates-1.jpg

BTW, I'm curious about the 'questionnaire form' you mention?

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Terry, East Grinstead, UK

terrypin wrote on 2/20/2013, 3:04 AM

I'm also curious to know if that solved your problem?

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Terry, East Grinstead, UK

williamandrews06 wrote on 2/20/2013, 7:01 AM

Hello Terry, I'm sorry I did not reply sooner. I thought I had done but obviously not. Yes, it did solve the problem immediately and I'm grateful for your help again. I'm afraid I've got more questions looming on different subjects and I haven't even looked at 3D yet! (I have a 3d lens with my Canon HDC SD900). Bill

williamandrews06 wrote on 2/20/2013, 12:45 PM

Whoops! Did I say Canon camera? I meant to say Panasonic HDC SDC900

carelwza wrote on 7/18/2013, 4:51 AM

Did you find a answer to you question? Am also battling with that same problem.

 

williamandrews06 wrote on 7/18/2013, 10:48 AM

Hello carelw. Terry answered this question for me. It's a matter of making sure the mouse mode is in 'single' rather than 'all tracks'. The mouse mode button is the one which looks like an electric light bulb. Terry is much more technical trhan I am and his answer is detailed under https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4019461/MEP2013-MovieTemplate-1.jpg

His answer is further down the list of correspondence. Best of luck,

Bill

carelwza wrote on 7/22/2013, 5:42 AM

 

Hello carelw. Terry answered this question for me. It's a matter of making sure the mouse mode is in 'single' rather than 'all tracks'. The mouse mode button is the one which looks like an electric light bulb. Terry is much more technical trhan I am and his answer is detailed under https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4019461/MEP2013-MovieTemplate-1.jpg

His answer is further down the list of correspondence. Best of luck,

Bill

. Thanks I got it sorted out

terrypin wrote on 1/27/2017, 2:14 AM

2½ years late, but I've just noticed a typo in William's post above. For anyone who ends up here, the correct link to my explanation was https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4019461/MEP2013-MovieTemplates-1.jpg