First seconds of movie recorded to tape are missing
The first few seconds of your movie may not be recorded successfully to tape. This problem occurs if a DV camera does not start quickly enough when recording a movie to tape in Windows Movie Maker. In this situation, Windows Movie Maker begins sending the video to the camera before the camera is ready to begin recording to tape. This causes the first few seconds of the movie to not be recorded correctly.
To work around this issue, do the following:
- Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Paint.
- On the Image menu, click Attributes.
- In the Units area, click Pixels.
- In the Width box, type 320. In the Height box, type 240.
- In the toolbox, click Fill With Color, and then choose black as the fill color.
- On the File menu, click Save. In the File name box, type a name for your image, and then click Save.
- Open Windows Movie Maker, import the picture you just created and add it to the beginning of the storyboard/timeline so it appears for a few seconds in your movie.
- Record your movie back to tape by choosing the DV camera option in the Save Movie Wizard.
When your movie is recorded back to tape, the first few frames of missing video on the tape will be blank, black frames and the movie on the tape should begin with the actual content of your movie.