I would not consider Toast to be an editing tool and the Help file is not very helpful regarding the types of video that Toast can edit.
Have you considered using Quicktime or iMovie to edit the movie file?
What format is this video in?
As a matter of interest, what does Roxio Tech Support have to say on the matter?
Is there any user of Roxio Toast 9 (Titanium) or similar?
I upload a video from my VHS and then before burning to disk (or disk image) I try to edit. Trouble is the instructions in help are incomplete or do not reflect what I see.
I want to edit out stuff in the beginning, for example.
To trim or edit portions of video:
1 Select a video and click Edit or double-click on any video.
2 Click the Video tab.
3. In the preview window, set the area to trim by manipulating the Trim markers, which are small triangles at the start and end of the blue bar
below the video:
FIRST PROBLEM--> there is only one marker. I have to click the button in the center to see them. After that, I see 3 markers TOP of bar--> 1
BOTTOM of bar 2
Then it says:
Drag the start marker to the right to mark the beginning of the video.
I can drag the right most marker to the right. That would SEEM to be the end of the video... (Right is end, Left is beginning, ,no?)
THEN IT SAYS:
The video between the start and end marker (the lighter blue) is
included on the finished disc at recording time. The area outside of the markers (the darker blue) is excluded from the finished disc.
Before I move the markers I see the total duration is 2 hours 11 minutes on the left under CHAPTER MARKERS
If I slide the right most marker, I see that I get small numbers. So let's say I move a bit and I get a total of
5.15 secs. The amount under chapter markers now says 2 hours 6 minutes
If I move the left marker, it seems to show a later starting point.
The point between the markers is green. So I am confused
There is no mention of green in the help file.
It is only after I click the marker on the top that I see a lighter blue. They do not mention any of this stuff. I have wasted 3 DVDs as a result.
I think the instructions are unclear.
And all support do is send me the same file.
I think they need to be more systematic in their explanation.
CONTINUING WITH TESTING
After more testing I see:
If I want to put only the final 3 minutes of the video,I move the bars all the way to the right and have only the last few minutes selected
I see those figures when I click on the bars, but the total duration on the left under CHAPTER MARKERS is wierd.
If I move the left marker left it shows a shorter duration. I would think based on their description that the more space between the markers, the longer the duration. Example, left marker on 0 and right on 15. Total shows 1 55
Now left marker same and right marker at 1 45 and total duration numbers are 25.
Now left is at 0 and right is at 2 11 and I click and all light blue, and total duration shows 0.
Shouldn't it be that if I move one marker all the way left and the other all the way right, then all is in light blue so all should be included?
I also note that I get opposite results if I move the right bar to the right and the left to the left (green area is large, which becomes light blue if I click TOP marker). But also that the total duration when wide area is selected shows large number just above the bar but small number at left. So 2 hours 4 mins when i have large green area, but DURATION 7 minutes over on the left.
PLUS, if I click the top marker I can get multiple left and right markers.
All totally confusing!
Can anyone help me figure out why I am misunderstanding the Roxio help?