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  1. borate

    Audio peaking at 165Kbits/s ?

    Well stated. As you note, fix or add a feature without due testing and there's a chance something will break. Personal observation has shown that high-end NLE software is not without problems. NCH targets its programs to home users. To the developers credit, VP is continuously upgraded. That's more than can be said for some competing products.
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    Videopad corrupts audio

    Listened again but still don't hear a difference. There are variances between the waveforms, the most notable being slightly less gain for the VP version. But you have pinned it down to your satisfaction, and that's what counts. The current VP incarnation is 6.30, which can be used without registration/licensing. Most features will continue to function after a trial period.
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    Videopad corrupts audio

    Perhaps the noise is at too high a frequency for my ears, but comparing both visual wave forms and audio reveals no discernible difference between the two files. You might want to test a current VP version. Retain the old installer.
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    Proxy editing

    A few minutes of preparation, to convert file/s to low resolution, should pay dividends in ease of editing. Proxies are especially suitable for low-end PCs. 1. Convert large video files to 320 X 240 and save to a unique folder. (NCH's Prism software can do the job.) Give them precisely the same names as the originals. 2. Using the PC's file manager, move the originals from the project folder to an empty folder. Alternatively, delete them to the recycle bin. 3. Copy the low-res files to VP's project folder. 4. Edit your project. 5. When done, in the VP video bin right-click on each of the low-res files, one-by-one, and click CHANGE FILE. Locate the hi-res versions and replace each. Or, if the originals are in the recycle bin, use the file manager to right-click and restore them to the Videopad folder used for editing. SAVE and EXPORT the project.
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    Exporting mulitple clips into one

    Let's see what you have. Please click the "Tips for getting help..." sticky post near the top of this forum and follow the steps to share your project. Someone will check it out.
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    Problems Inserting Clips ?

    Flawless full-screen playback here, so the export was good The file that you exported may be as well, but chokes when played back there. Try it on another PC.
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    Problems Inserting Clips ?

    Nice work, Geoff. Exported without a hitch here. Removed an :08 gap during the finger pointing - easily spotted in Storybook mode. Yes, text scope should be reduced, though the player may be able to compensate. Bring up each text clip in the editor, select all text and then reduce the font size. Videopad is more sophisticated than Movie Maker. Output resolution choices include "auto" which, in this case, was 3000. Chose instead to export an Mp4 at 1920 X 1080P, which took about eight minutes. The problems that you encountered hint that the PC may not be up to handling resource intensive video editing. VP is not at fault. -- Lonnie never did reveal whether his chewing gum lost its flavor on the bedpost overnight. --
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    Problems Inserting Clips ?

    Some export options should remain. Please share your project so someone can troubleshoot it. For instructions, see the "sticky" post near the top of this forum titled "Tips for Getting Help."
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    Best preview for applying effects

    The SPAM filtering is a GMail issue. Click its settings wheel, then the SETTINGS item and choose the FILTERING tab. Configure a filter with the NCH email address if necessary after confirming that the address isn't in the blocked list. A few minutes up front, to convert the file/s, should pay great dividends in ease of editing. Proxies are especially suitable for low-end PCs. Two key considerations: name the proxies exactly the same as the original files, and keep copies of the originals. One method, after creating the low-res files, is to delete the originals to the recycle bin. Later, they can be restored from the bin, which will slot them back into their original folder. Report results here.
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    Limit on number of sequences or their size?

    This FAQ outlines the creation of DVD chapters. A limitation on sequences has not been mentioned, AFAIK. Perhaps a free-space issue on the disk??
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    Best preview for applying effects

    There are several ways to reorder clips on the timeline. Storybook mode displays individual clips prominently so it may facilitate that - depending upon the project's complexity. SB mode also reveals inconsistencies or gaps between clips that might not be visible on the compressed timeline. Effects can be applied to a clip on the timeline, then that A/V clip can be dragged to the video bin and later reassembled to the original or a new sequence, if that's your style. Add transitions last, after the rearrangement is complete.
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    VideoPad export keeps freezing on 62.5%

    Update VP to the latest version and see if that resolves the issue. If no joy, please share your project. Instructions here.
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    Best preview for applying effects

    Effects can indeed be applied to a portion of a clip - by splitting a clip on the timeline or by using the animation editor to plot keyframes. See this FAQ. Check out storybook mode; it's helpful in sorting out individual clips. Be aware too that you can right-click|COPY a master clip in the video bin, then right-click|PASTE CLIP. Each copy can be trimmed independently. Employ the START|END buttons under the PV window and drag a trimmed clip to the timeline, drop it in by using the ADD button or get the same result via the (right-click) context menu. If you want someone to check out your project, share it. See the "sticky" near the top of this forum: "Tips for getting help..."
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    Audio peaking at 165Kbits/s ?

    Using a 192 bit rate WMV, seeing the same 163Kbits/s on export no matter what higher audio output setting is chosen. Reported.
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    Best preview for applying effects

    Your system does seem lacking for resource intensive video editing; eight gigs of RAM is often cited as minimal. A few things to try... In OPTIONS|DISPLAY, temporarily lower the frame rate. Playback may become jerky, depending upon the nature of the project. In OPTIONS|EDITING, try toggling "Use Hardware Accelerated Video" to the other state. Update Direct-X. Update the video driver to the latest, from the chip or card manufacturer's WEB site. See this FAQ for info on both procedures. Or, greatly lessen the load while editing by using proxy files... Convert the large video files to 320 X 240 and save to a unique folder. (NCH's Prism software can do the job.) Give them precisely the same names as the originals. Move the originals from the project folder to another. Then, using the PC file manager, copy the low-res files to VP's project folder and edit the film. When done, In the VP video bin right-click on each of the low-res files, one-by-one, and click CHANGE FILE. Locate the hi-res versions and replace each. SAVE and EXPORT the project.
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    Flipped Horizontally video does not save

    The variable smart 45fps is likely a maximum rate. In one test here, it resulted in a 30 fps Mp4 (H264). Agree, there's a flipping inconsistency. 😖
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    Flipped Horizontally video does not save

    Please click the "sticky" post near the top of this forum: "Tips for getting help..." and follow the instructions to share your project. Someone will check it out. http://nch.invisionzone.com/topic/23659-tips-for-getting-help-on-this-forum/
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    VideoPad not burning all of the video

    Consider updating to the current version. And check out this thread. To avoid making coasters try burning to an RW disc first.
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    VideoPad Screwing with Audio

    Glad you sorted it out.
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    Problems Inserting Clips ?

    If no LINK/UNLINK choice is seen in the right-click menu, then the clip is does not contain video with accompanying audio. For clips that do have A/V, UNlink and RESTORE LINK should be available. http://help.nchsoftware.com/help/en/videopad/win/editing_linkedgrouped.html One might want to unlink a file in order to work with audio or video independently - with certain limitations - or perhaps delete clip audio and drop in a music track instead.
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    Problems Inserting Clips ?

    "Overlay" refers to a higher numbered track, whose video takes precedence over lower numbered tracks, so there may be no need to move clips to track 1. I.e.: If you have images on track 1 and overlay others on track 2, only track two will be seen, unless certain effects are applied such as transparency. Right-click a clip in the timeline - either its video or audio - and you will see the UNLINK option.
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    Problems Inserting Clips ?

    Agree. If the audio track is locked, insertions would logically affect only the video track, and ripple subsequent clips/images. It's a good bet that the developers will address the issue. Improvement of the program is continuous.
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    Problems Inserting Clips ?

    An easy way to handle this is to right-click on the gap in the audio track and CLOSE GAP. But first, right-click all clips on the timeline and UNlink audio from video.
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    Green tinge on videos after exporting

    Test the latest version, if you're not already running it and see if that affects the green tinge issue. Upload the project if you'd like someone to examine it. Matching output (export) settings to those of the imported files gives good results. VP offers an "auto-match" option for export. Click the chevron to the right of "resolution." Mp4/H264 is a widely used format.
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    Green tinge on videos after exporting

    Let someone take a look... Save your project first. Then, with it on the timeline, click the FILE menu and SAVE PORTABLE PROJECT. ZIP all the files that result and upload them to a free server, such as DropBox, Google Drive, MS OneDrive. Get a link (share) and post that link here. What is the output format and resolution of the video?
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