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Pinnacle Studio 7 - Can't create MPEG file?!

Okay, so I'm running on this old Pinnacle studio 7. I have my movie saved as a project, with editing, effects, and music all in. I hit "create MPEG file" and it pops up with a little box, saying: "please insert the tape named "video1" and press ok when ready. If the timecode is not continuous throughout the tape, cue to the section including the frame displayed at the right. [There are several reasons why a tape might not have continuous timecode, including unrecorded areas or a manual reset]"

So I popped in the tape and pressed OK. It then searched through my video camera to find the section 'displayed on the right' (the first scene in my movie) it then re-captured everything on the camera, including outtakes and everything else, and published that into an MPEG file instead. Same thing happened when I tried to make it into a AVI file.

How can I convert my movie to a YouTube-accepted format without losing all of my editing/effects/music?

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    I tried it this morning on the card setting, and it worked! Thanks for the tip!

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Your output is set for tape. You have to change it to another device if your not sending to VCR. If you record to VCR, the Svideo or composite output to your video card is used while the audio goes through your sound card. Those cable ends are attached to a VCR. You can do the same with a DVD recorder if you have one. If your sending to to a DV tape, version 7 doesn't support it. Version 9 and higher do.

You Tube uses Windows Media files. Save the files in that format.

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