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Old May 2nd, 2008, 12:23 PM   #1
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DV Scene detection

I am using Sony Vegas Movie Studio 8.0. What I have been trying to do (Without any luck) is to capture a wedding on my laptop and have the wedding broken into scenes. I dont want to split my entire weddding and reception manually. I went to properties and checked the box where it said "DV Scene Detection" but it still only captures the video in its entirely and does not break it up into the different scenes. I have about 100-150 different scenes per wedding. Can anyone help me with this. If I upgraded to Movie Studio Platinum would that do it?

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Old May 2nd, 2008, 01:21 PM   #2
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I'm not 100% familar with Movie Studio but one reason an NLE won't capture scenes is if the cameras clock is not set to current time and date. Might want to double check that. Just a thought.

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Old May 2nd, 2008, 01:45 PM   #3
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Don is right.
If the internal clock on your camcorder wasn't set, there's nothing you can do as this "clock" is what scene detection is derived from.
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 09:37 PM   #4
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Once again Don Bloom comes through for me, and thanks to Mike also. I set the clock on my Cam and shot about 5 mins of film then capture it on my laptop. It worked perfect. Thanks a lot Guys, I was really getting frustrated. I tried for about a week to figure this out. You guys rock

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Old May 9th, 2008, 04:03 AM   #5
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If the internal clock on your camcorder wasn't set, there's nothing you can do as this "clock" is what scene detection is derived from.
If you were using time-of-day timecode then you can use DVMP Pro to do the scene detection/splitting.

http://www.dvmp.co.uk

It doesn't just use date and time to do scene detection, you can also specify timecode, user bits or tape index marker to do the "scene" detection.

http://www.dvmp.co.uk/options.htm#split

You can also use it to check the timecode, date/time, shutter-speed, aperture, white balance etc of existing AVI files. You could have used this to check if the camera's clock was set correctly in your AVI file.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 07:24 AM   #6
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For your existing footage, you might also look at Scenalyzer. It has "Optical" scene detection which doesn't rely on the date/time code as well as splitting scenes based on date/time.

Now you know the proper sequence, though:

Step 1: Purchase Camera
Step 2: Set the date/time in the camera
Step 3: shoot
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Old June 19th, 2008, 06:38 PM   #7
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A late additional suggestion.

You may be able to use the Tape Index Marker option in DVMP Pro to split existing footage. This finds the scene breaks regardless of whether the camera's date/time clock was set.
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