Some advice to beginners using video editing programs

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I use to have my screen set to 800 x 600 resolution. I tried 1024 x
768 but the program names were too small to see.
Recently I found out that you can change the dpi (dots per inch) from
96 to 120, making the filename text easier to read when using 1024 x
768 screen resolution on a 17 inch monitor.
Since changing to a higher resolution many of my problems have gone.
It looks like most if not all video editing programs are written for a
screen resolution of 1024 x 768. Some video editors don't state what
the screen resolution should be. One example is when trying the demo
version of Pinnacle Studio 9 I could only see part of the preview
screen when using 800 x 600 but Pinnacle does not tell users that they
should use a resolution of 1024 x 768.
If your using a 14 inch monitor then you should upgrade to a 17 inch
or more monitor. It's difficult to see the details in the picture on a
small monitor and viewing the time line on a small monitor is also

Regards Brian
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    On Thu, 29 Apr 2004 12:40:13 +1200, Brian <> wrote:

    >It looks like most if not all video editing programs are written for a
    >screen resolution of 1024 x 768.

    Specially since the arrival of that bullshit named Skins.
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