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  1. Hi This has not been a reported problem. In tests with VP 7.30 I only see the particular timeline clip with that effect rendered as 2-Tone. All other clips were normal in the exported test. A saved sequence within VP loaded back to the timeline still only 2-toned the selected section, even though it was now a complete new clip. This also exported with no problem. What is the export like when you have NOT added the 2-Tone effect anywhere? (I expect it will export normally.) If you add two clips to the timeline and add the 2-tone effect to the first clip do they BOTH render in 2-Tone? (Your post seems to suggest that might be happening.) How are you checking the Sequence Properties? If your timeline plays OK in the preview (2-tone where the effect is applied on particular clips...FX blue) and normal where it is not applied on other clips (FX grey) , it should export as such. There are no controls on the export screen to alter this. Nat
  2. Hi To check the whereabouts of Tracks 2 and 3 pull the White bar under the preview screen up as far as it will go and pull the white bar beneath Video Track1 down as far as it will go. You should now be able to see Tracks 1 to 6 at least. (Monitor resolution affects to some extent the number of Tracks visible....I see 6 with a 1024 x 768 monitor screen) As you seem to be getting a black background for your insert in some places check that at those places you do not have a black blank clip/image on one of the lower tracks.. This would allow your insert (on a higher track) to be seen but would block out the video clip on Track 1. If that looks OK check you haven't inadvertanty clicked the EYE icon at the left end of a track with lower clips on it as this would prevent that track from being output. Nat.
  3. Hi Well..Yes that works but isn't it simpler to use .. Scale to suitable size Position/keyframe...........Position/Keyframe etc. Monitoring the result is quick and easy in both Clip Preview and the Sequence preview. (Particularly with dual preview). No figures to think about and WYSIWYG Nat
  4. Hi Kayakbill ".... I don't see any options that tell the software not to scale up to fill the screen on placing an image. ...." There isn't and that was my point. You can scale any image up (and down) yourself using the Scale effect and keeping AR unchanged. (Moving that up-sized image however, using Position doesn't work as the Scaling UP also crops the image) My point was Why does VP automatically scale up the small image? After a little thought...I suspect it's because the VP preview screen does not now have a user defined size...only AR. In effect ALL clips and images with the same AR whatever their resolution are now scaled to fit the preview screen. (Not logical IMHO) Although I can't run your UT video (old browseron Vista) from what you say you just need to scale down your overlay/s and then use Position effect with keyframes to create your movement. The overlays can then be moved completely in and out of the background image. Nat
  5. HI Related problem here.... I place a 1280 x 720 (16:9) clip on Video Track 1. I then place a 192 x 108 pixel (16:9) image on Video Track 2. My question is Why does this small image completely cover the clip on Video Track 1???..... This is not logical as what I expect is...... Where is the logic for scaling the small image up? Nat
  6. Hi You can get a RBG split with VP using the Colour Curves effect but there is no provision to add the RGB images on different tracks using colour addition or subtraction As an example for 1 channel (It's similar for the other channels..) You will need to add your clip/image to Tracks 1, 2 and 3..(synched) ..One each for RED BLUE and GREEN Click the FX button for Video Track 1 and select Colour Curves effect. (You may need to enlarge the pane to see all the squared area.) To leave just the RED channel in the clip on Video Track 1...... Choose the Blue option and drag the right top corner of the line down to the bottom right......Removes blue from clip Choose the Green option and drag the top right corner of the line down to the bottom right....Removes the Green from the clip The clip on Video Track 1 will now just display the red channel in the image..... To leave just the BLUE channel in the clip on Video Track 2...... its similar but suppressing the Red and Green To leave the GREEN channel in the clip on Video Track 3.......it's similar but suppressing Red and Blue. The problem now is that although you can offset each image using position you cant add the tracks together by colour addition or colour subtraction as you can with RBG images in graphics programs and making the overlay tracks partially transparent is not an option. Nat
  7. Hi ".... . not possible to record a .vpj : nothing occurs ...." Check these steps...... Open VP and add a single clip/image to the timeline Click "Save Project as" Give it a name and note the folder where you are saving the project. Close VP Open the folder you noted above and double click the named file you saved...it will be a .vpj file. This should open VP and re-display your project at the point where you save it. If it doesn't there is something wrong. Sound files should at least display, both in the Audio clip bin and when dragged to an Audio track. If that doesn't happen then there is a problem. Nat
  8. Hi To re-enforce Borate's reply.....2 or more tracks (and you have 2 in your image) will be limited in height at a certain point even when the white bars are dragged apart to the maximum. It leaves the dark grey overlay addition area inordinately wide. I would much prefer to see the WHOLE video track area used for the tracks that are in use. i.e. Shared between 2 tracks, shared between 3 tracks etc. The dark grey area each time remaining as just a narrow band sufficiently wide to contain the text. In this way all tracks will be as large as possible. In response to your query re the usefulness of multiple tracks.... You are correct when you say the higher tracks are overlays which obscure the lower tracks, but only when they are the same size....The upper clip can be made smaller., As an example, the upper video clip(s) can be scaled down in size which would allow them to be viewed as smaller clips playing as an insert on top of the main track. (Called PIP...Picture in Picture.) Areas in the upper clips can be masked off or rendered transparent by using a Green screen and animated on top of the main clip. Text, which is generally created automatically with a transparent background is an obvious example).Another use of the upper track clips is in cut-aways which are short segments of video placed on an upper track that play and replace sections of the main track video by covering it up. This means the main track remains complete and any audio associated with it is not interrupted. This device is often used in interview filming or music filming . In general a couple of upper tracks is generally all that is required for most applications. More than this and it can become somewhat complex. (And can slow things down considerably.) In the same way as the main track Transitions can be applied to clips on any track but to work the clips must be "touching" However in some instances a transition can be used even when a following overlay clip is not present. e.g. A Fade transition can be added to the end of an overlay clip for example and will have the effect of dissolving the overlay into the main track video. There are many uses for overlays so experiment with a few clips on a couple of tracks for a start and see what you get. Any problems or questions, come back to the forum. There is generally someone who will reply. Nat
  9. Hi ".... I'm trying to increase the height of the video track - there is no resizing bar above it as there is above the video track ..." Were you perhaps referring to the Audio Track?? This can be increased in height by dragging the white bar situated below the Video track upwards........ From the point of view of the Video track......If you just have Video Track 1 with a clip on it, the height of the track can be adjusted from quite narrow to quite large by grabbing and moving the white bar under the Preview Window , (marked below) up or down........ Note that these images are to the same scale. The white bar is the bar under the preview screen area. This increase in the height of the track is at the expense of the height of the preview windows. In some instances the height of the track can be very small.....There is a button that will expand or contract the track...... Note the position of the marked chevron. Clicking this will expand the track back to a "normal" height. If however, you have multiple tracks (2 or more) there is a limit to the height you can have for each track. Dragging the white bar mentioned previously up will enlarge then tracks up to a point. After that the grey area above the tracks will enlarge but the tracks will remain at that limit...(Below)... (I would prefer myself that the tracks enlarge to the maximum possible leaving the grey area very narrow.....but.....) The idea , I presume is to allow as many tracks as possible to be visible before scrolling becomes necessary.. With the white bar set as high as possible and the other white bar below the video tracks set as low as possible this will be 6 tracks........ ....any more than this and you will have to scroll them up and down with the scrollbar at the right hand end . THAT IS UNLESS you choose to contract the tracks (one or more) with the chevron mentioned above.... In that scenario you can have up to 13 tracks!.......(But that might impinge on your ability to rapidly edit or render your projects...) Anyway...there are a few hints Nat
  10. Hi BOB ".... What you need is drag red line, click begin, drag RED LINE AGAIN, click end. ...." No problem..........You can do that! (Do it either way.) If the clip you selected is on the timeline it will automatically update. Nat
  11. Hi Using the Rotate effect.. To rotate Clockwise, start with 0.00 and end with whatever angle value you want, setting keyframes as required. Here the image starts vertically and rotates to 180 deg clockwise... To rotate Anti-clockwise, start with 360.00 and end with any value you want. Here the image starts vertically and rotates 180 deg anti-clockwise.... Note the slopes of the keyframe lines. Of course you don't have to start with a vertical (0.00deg or 360.00 deg) image you can start it in any position so, for example you could animate a ticking stopwatch timing down (Clockwise from a particular angle) or timing up (Anti-clockwise from a particular angle.) It needs a transparent hand image that is animated over a blank clock face for this. Nat
  12. Hi Not seen this happen before. I take it that none of the FX boxes on the timeline are blue where you made cuts?? If this behavior happens every time you make a cut and export the project, set up a couple of unimportant clips on the timeline ; make some cuts in them and then check an export to see if the ?bug you are reporting is present. If the exported test video still shows the error go back to the project and from the File menu select Save Portable Project As Follow the prompts. This should save both the clips and a vpj file to the designated folder. Upload this folder to Dropbox etc. as mentioned in Borates link. Dropbox will supply a link for you to post to the forum. Include details of how you exported your project and the version of VP that you used. This will enable other forum users to load your test project, check it over for obvious errors and export it with your settings to see if they reproduce what you are getting. Nat
  13. Hi You could also ....... (VP 7.30) Add all your clips to the timeline in the order required Select one of them on the timeline that you wish to edit In the Clip Preview window use the START/END Markers to isolate the segment required. The clip on the timeline will be automatically split and shortened. Any gap created is automatically closed. . There is no need to split the timeline and close the gaps manually doing it this way. The edited clip can be re-edited in the same way if it is not correct. The edited timeline should now be what is exported. Nat
  14. Hi Rizman Also not quite sure what you mean by "Less than 1-2 min" and "auto-populate" However switch the timeline into Storyboard mode and check that you don't have a blank "frame" where you have split the clip and want to add the transition. (There would be no "X" in any case.) It's just a thought. There were some reports in earlier VP versions that a split caused a tiny gap in the project that was unnoticeable at normal zoom levels. Are you overlapping the clips or choosing to add a still frame? Obviously overlapping means that there must be adequate final clip length to accommodate the length of the transition. Could you clarify the problem. Nat
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