Thanks Wajo (Waj for short??
), I placed the order last night, also for the update disk (cd or dvd?). I hope there is info on the content of the udate. I am loathe to apply a "fix" for no apparent reason.
It might address my wish list tho', which is growing...
1- Support a USB keyboard w/ function keys assigned to remote keys.
2- Let me delete a CHAPTER, not just a Scene. I haven't mastered the "start / end of scene" fingering yet. Yes I saw the Wajo doc on "how to" but my machine seems to be saying "not today...". More thrashing this w/e. Makes me glad I ordered that replacement remote... The "auto stop at beginning/end of scene" seems to not work for me and my machine.
3- I burned a real-time disk (didn't offer fast burn) and was not happy to see it really meant "real time". To take that long to burn is sort of silly, isn't it? Locks up the whole machine doing the burn. I can't imagine the merit of such a thing. Perhaps someone will enlighten me? Not that I need to understand. Being a computer guy I never deal well with stuff in "frames-per-second time" when it's digital. I am using 4x media, probably the biggest reason there's no "fast" option (or whatever, sorry).
So check me on these:
1- We bother with chapters
a) easier to jump/navigate thru movie (like I wanna butcher the movie
b) Chapters later in the DVD (see a) above)
c) Easy to delete a chap--- oops, sorry.
2- Can't go "thru the clouds" (wrap around from 1st to last of content) because???
a) again, just learning to edit.
3- Editing commercials is a matter of defining a SCENE DELETE to do it? I'd make them into Chapters but can't delete a chapter so why?
No answer on Philips media yet. Anyone have a view?? It seems like rationale for choosing a manufacturer is:
1- make them themselves, comments ___________
2- Use "high quality" materials, comments ________
3- Put a lot of material on, comments _________
4- Performs consistently well on degredation tests, comments ______
5- Has Mfg warranty (smile), comments __________
I guess us engineers need some facts other than "yep, it always worked for me".
Hope this doesn't start a religious discussion, just trying to get criteria for choosing media for myself.
Thanks all - M.