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Splitting a video into separate files by scene

I'm trying to convert video that started as 8mm, transferred to VHS, captured to an MPEG. Nero loads it fine, and the scene detection even works pretty well. But after hours of hunting around Nero, the help, the online forums, etc., I still can't find a way to save the scenes as separate files. Ideally there would be a way to split up the file into scene files automatically (like Scenalyzer), but I'd settle for a way to manually save each scene to a file. Surely I'm missing something simple; Nero can't really be as hard to use as it appears. Ideas?
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  • Auto-split into separate output files isn't possible AFAIK. But in the advanced editing mode you can right click on the time ruler and enable workspaces. By moving the appearing sliders you can define the area of the clip to be exported. So you define the first range, export the file, define the second range, export again and so on...I hope you don't have zillions of clips... ;-)

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  • Thank you! It was the Enable Workspaces (poorly named - I still don't know what that means) that I was missing. This method is workable though a bit clumsy. It gets me to the goal. Seems like overall Nero could be greatly improved by having the user interface designed by people who are going to use it rather than by academicians as it appears it was. And of course there are several different types of users - starting with those who want to take apart existing videos vs. those who want to create assemblies of videos. The current user interface is such a hodgepodge that it's extremely intimidating for a new user, and the help is utterly worthless in navigating it.

    That said, I can now get it to do what I wanted, so thank you for the quick response.
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  • I’m happy to help
    Hi Steve, there is a quite simple way to use scene detection directly in 'My Media' in combination with auto scene creation, then drag the individual scenes to the storyboard and export them via the regular export functions.

    Just right click on any video clip in 'My Media' and select scene detection. Then set the sensitivity slider to match your needs. When you click 'start' scene detecion is perfomed and the 'results' section shows you the number of detected scenes. Clicking apply will automatically add the detected clips to 'My Media' library (see images 1 & 2 for reference). Then just go ahead any way you want.

    If I understand your case right you would then just drag individual clips to the storyboard and export them scene by scene with the regular export functions.

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  • Are there any other software choices that do this? I am with you! I would like to take a 1 hour video and have it export as a bunch of clips. Simple as you watch most home videos as clips that are named versus 1 long hour filled with different items.

    Can than sort with tags.
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  • I'm not sure what you're after. You're talking about "named" clips. What does that mean? You can add text effects to a video to identify what the subsequent clip is all about.
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  • I’m Frustrated
    One of the video help files associated with Nero Video clearly shows that you can do something with the red timeline, such that it displays a split symbol.

    It also mentions it in the manuals.

    But it doesn't work on my version of the product and I have been trying for hours!!
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  • A bit more info, screenshot, what version of Nero, what you're doing would be very helpful. " do something with red timeline"????
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  • I’m Happy - can keep working on my project
    For reference:

    The help video is called "Nero Video: Easy video and Text Editing in Express Editing".

    I am using Nero Platinum 2016 (but the app is Nero Video - make sure you are in EXPRESS EDIT).

    I was able to get this to work. It didn't work at first because I wasn't in "Express Edit", but I thought I was.

    Someone named "Omega Tester" (assuming they are from Nero) put together a very helpful picture, in the issue I created: http://forum.nero.com/nero_eng/topics...
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