Would it not be better to have a separate ‘tips & tricks’ category under the main forum menu?
As there does tend to be a good number of similar questions coming up (how to I install the nvidia driver, how can I get mp3 songs to play etc). And perhaps these sort of topics may be better catered for in a ‘tips & tricks’ section.
I played a bit with stills2dv. It does a nice job of panning a still image, BUT it really needs a GUI front end. Its incredibly time consuming to try and tune the desired pan area with stills2dv, without having a front end gui.
kdenlive used to offer this (panning) capability, but the latest version of kdenlive appears to have lost that capability (or possibly I simply can not figure out the new method to pan with kdenlive).
How did cinelerra work for you? I have tried it several times and each time it turns out to be useless for me. I could never get it to capture video from my camera. It would always freeze. It would not take any cpu though. The camera and kino and kdenlive both work beautifully. So it isn’t a firewire issue (I think). Could you use the capture?
I could never figure out the cinelerra interface. I wasted a silly amount of time on it, before I realized I was better served to either:
a. use kdenlive, or
b. talk my wife into using Windows movie maker
I using dvdstyler before so I can tell what I know .
first this is not the same as what convertxtodvd or TMPGEnc Authoring do . first dvdstyler doesn’t do conversion for you . so you better get all your video files in mpeg2 format ready
dvdstyler is a powerful and horrible tools . powerful mean you can use it to design very fancy dvd menu . but the horrible part will be that you have to do it manual . unlike convertxtodvd or TMPGEnc Authoring do it auto for you .
even so if you want to create one creative dvd , I recommend you use this . but if you need to create 10 or 20 then forget it .
either way it’s easy to use . read the documentation for more advance option
I never success burn it to dvd through dvdstyler also . what I did is generate the iso and use other burner software to burn it on dvd.