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Group: microsoft.public.windowsmedia · Group Profile
Author: Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media]
Date: Aug 11, 2008 22:47

It could be that the fixed keyframe spacing in moviemaker causes the
timecodes to appear not to show up exactly on the timeline when played
back.

If you had this diagram of keyframe times at (say) 1 second and images
which are "snapped" to keyframes (complete frames), it might make it
easier to understand what's happened :

-------K-------K-------K-------K-------K--------
-----I-----------I-----I-----------I------I------------

If those image markers snap to keyframes you can see they'd not *all*
be in the right position, only those which *happened* to be close to
the keyframe would appear right.

So if you had the facility to do keyframes every 1/10 second instead
of (say) once per second that would help - though your video file
would be larger as a result.

There are other tools for this which will let you (more easily) set
the keyframe times to suit your usage - though as I said PhotoStory
should be a lot simpler and quicker than MM

HTH
Cheers - Neil

On Sun, 10 Aug 2008 19:19:00 -0700, Riley
discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>Hi Neil, thanks for your reply. The music i've used has some pretty distict
>'beats' and photos come in on cue in those beats in preview mode, but when i
>save the movie they're out of sync slighty. Only slighty but it does make all
>the difference. Appears that it's just not saving exactly as it apears in
>timeline/preview.
>
>"Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media]" wrote:
>
>> On Sat, 9 Aug 2008 23:16:01 -0700, Riley
>> discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>>>I'm running Movie Maker on Vista. Have just completed a 3min clip / slide
>>>show (photos to music), heaps of photos all perfectly in sync ... on the
>>>timeline at least. When i watch it there it looks perfect, but when the
>>>movie is saved to my computer it's out of sync. I must admit it's not out by
>>>much, but after ten hrs working on it i'd prefer it looked perfect. Driving
>>>me nuts.
>>
>>
>> That sounds a lot of work - PhotoStory is usually much more
>> appropriate for syncing music and photos together, it'll auto adjust
>> the photo durations overall, to match the soundtrack length
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.m...
>>
>> It's not obvious what you mean by "out of sync" though - is the audio
>> track a narration where you can say for sure that a particular photo
>> is supposed to appear at a certain voiceover phrase ?
>>
>> Cheers - Neil
>> ------------------------------------------------
>> Digital Media MVP : 2004-2008
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/mvpfaqs
>>
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Digital Media MVP : 2004-2008
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/mvpfaqs
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