thebrain900 wrote on 8/14/2016, 3:34 PM
I have win7 and Movie Studio 8 and every time I open the Pan/Crop tool the Video does not show the right spot I am at in the timeline.

And even if I click the PadLock on the Bottum left of the Pan/Crop window it does not show the right Spot I am at in the timeline.

Then some times the Pan/Crop screen will display Black with no video at all in it.

If I play around with the PadLock and even close Pan/Crop over and over I can get it to work.

What is going onb?


Steve Grisetti wrote on 8/15/2016, 7:22 AM
I've never heard of this. What model of camcorder is your video coming from and what format and resolution is your video?

You're using a pretty ancient version of the program on an outdated operating system, so you may be editing a format of video that the program is struggling with.

Even better if you can include a screen capture of the program showing your timeline, the video displayed in your Preview panel and the video displayed in your Pan/Crop tool.
thebrain900 wrote on 8/15/2016, 11:10 AM
I am using Win7 Home 64Bit and my Camcorder is a JVC.

And the Format is .MOD and I am inportinbg it.

And it opens ok.

Just the Pan.Crop tool is giving me trable.
vkmast wrote on 8/15/2016, 12:12 PM
I don't think that the JVC/Canon/Panasonic .mod files (SD) from camcorders of some years ago are the problem.
I wonder if your issue could be related to the bug reported long ago here.

Anyway, I recommend that (if at all possible) the OP would upgrade his software to at least the MS (Platinum) version 11. I think the recent versions can still be found at reasonable prices online.

(Movie Studio 11 Release Notes: Fixed a bug that could cause inconsistencies with the timeline cursor when entering a value in a video plug-in's Cursor Position box.)
UKharrie wrote on 8/18/2016, 7:04 PM
I'm on Win7(32b) and SMS v12 - I recall I "sometimes" have an issue with the Pan'Crop sync . . . but not recently after a reset, explained here elsewhere.

( Would be useful to have that in Help, wouldn't it? )

I still have massive issues trying to use Pan/Crop though as it has to be the least intuitive piece of software Sony ever touched.... I often use "Solid Colours" to make a background for "Lower Thirds" text, and need to adjust the Box-size to suit . . . .Grr it's not easy!
As I adjust one edge of the dotted-line, the parallel other line moves about - Like trying to give a Terratasaurus a flu-jab . . . .

Why the Text-Box can't be used to provide a "background" I don't know
- Whenever there's a picture behind Text, you need something to create some separation - being able to "Adjust" the parameters of the "box" including Blur/Transparency/Colour /etc would make this task much easier -and- it could move with any "Location" changes too.
The Pro-Version might also allow the Box parameters to be moved like a separated twin.