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  1. Thanks for the notes. I have noticed that video from a helmet cam inevitably has a lot of high-speed "panning" and that's when the problem is most pronounced-- cams mounted rigidly to the vehicle give better results-- all makes sense with replies above, thanks much for the replies. A question-- what If I simply slow down the frame rate I select for the final video? If the original is 29.97 and I slow it by 50% and also select a 50% slower frame rate, would that eliminate the "ghosting"/ cross-fade issue? I don't mind if the video looks slightly "jerky" as a result. I just want the frames to be as sharp as possible If this is likely to help, should I specify my desired frame rate a "fixed" frame rate or as a "maximum" frame rate? Thanks Steve
  2. I selected 29.97 as "maximum frame rate", did not select constant frame rate. Should I have? Any other suggestions? Thanks
  3. PS I don't care if the slow-motion footage looks a bit "jerky", just want to avoid blurriness and the "ghosted" double images. Steve
  4. Not sure why the clips are not showing up-- Full speed clip is vimeo dot com /150807459 2/3 speed clip is vimeo dot com /150807458 thanks
  5. Steve here again, I'm still very new to videopad, and relatively new to video editing in general? Is there an inherent loss in quality, when a clip is slowed down? For example, see these clips (about 30 seconds each)-- Full speed: 2/3 speed: I used Videopad to cut these clips out of the raw footage, and to slow down the one clip to 2/3 speed. Both on vimeo, and in the actual clips (as seen on VLC video player), the 2/3 speed clip is blurrier than the full-speed clip. In particular, if you randomly hit freeze-frame as you play back the 2/3 speed clip, you'll often land on a frame where some of the features are rather blurry, or where there is a fainter "ghost" second image offset from the main image. This is particularly obvious if you look at the long white straps that extend forward in the frame. On the full-speed version, no matter where you freeze the playback, the picture is usually sharper, and never contains a second "ghost" image. Does anyone have suggestions to avoid this loss of quality? The original footage was from a Go-Pro camera, 1280x960 pixels, 29.97 fps. Those are also the settings I entered into Videopad, both for the full-speed version and for the 2/3 speed version. I'd appreciate any suggestions. Hoping to get better results with slow-motion video, was one of the reasons I abandoned the editing software I was using previously. Steve
  6. Thank you! That would be an awesome improvement. Steve
  7. Frustrating-- so let's say I have a long sequence of clips on the time line, with lots of splits. I want to see when some event happens, to great precision. if I just click one on single clip, and CHANGE CLIP SPEED, then my timeline is not uniform. If I clip on EVERY clip , and say cut the speed in half, sure, the actual time of the event is one half of the time that I observe on the slowed time line-- but it can take an awful lot of time to go click on every single clip, and it's easy to miss one. Ditto when cranking them all back up to full speed. Frustrating! All i want to do is play the whole timeline sequence back at a slowed speed while editing, without changing the correlation between the numbers on the timeline and the events on the video. Like I did on the other editing programs mentioned in the original post. Steve
  8. Hi. I'm very new to Videopad Pro. I'm sure this is a very basic question, but I haven't been able to find the answer yet. Previously I used AVS Video Remaker and AVS Video Editor. One of the tools on those editors that I used very often, was to play a full-speed video back at a much slower speed for editing. Basically I want to be able to stop the video at the exact moment that something happens in the video, to identify the exact point in the timeline where the event happens, so I know where to insert my audio clip. How do I do this on Videopad Pro? I haven't yet discovered how to slow down the playback. Currently I'm limping along using the "next frame" button on the sequence playback window but I'm finding that a poor substitute--it takes too long to advance through several seconds or minutes of video, and sometimes my computer hangs up and takes forever just to advance one step forward to the next frame. Then if I hit the "next frame" button again a few times while I'm waiting, it suddenly lurches forward several frames and I don't know whether or not I've skipped over the event I've been watching for. Not really a workable solution. Now, I am noticing that VLC media player does a great job of slow-motion playback, but so far as I can discover the time counter only updates by whole seconds, which is useless for my purpose. I guess I could use AVS Video Remaker to play a clip back slowly and identify the exact points on the timeline I'm interested in, and then use Videopad to do my actual editing once those points are known. But I really don't want to have to load my videos into two separate editing programs! Any hints on how to play a full-speed video back at a slower speed for editing, in Videopad Pro would be much appreciated. Thanks. Steve
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