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    Editing In Portrait

    @Cody Vlogs It's also worth asking if your original videos are 9:16 or 16:9, because the process might change slightly. For example, if they're already 9:16 you'll just need to set the preview and export resolutions to a 9:16 resolution and you're good to go! If your source videos are 16:9 however, and you only want the middle part, that's a bit more complex (if you don't want to lose resolution): After importing your video to VideoPad, right-click on it in the clip bin, and go to Rotate Clip -> (either option) After this, your clip should be 9:16, but sideways Keeping your (now sideways) video selected, apply a "Motion" effect to it, setting the "Rotation" value to either 90 or 270, depending on which Rotate Clip option you selected. Now you'll need to set the Scale parameter to 1.77 (maybe 1.78 or 1.778) so that it fills the screen. Because the motion effect applies the rotation and scale at the same time, there should be no (or minimal) loss of resolution. While this is a bit convoluted, it should solve any "shrinking video" problems you have trying to create 9:16 videos from 16:9 videos!
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    Editing problems on top spec PC

    Without any other information (like the actual project), my first guess would be not having enough space for VideoPad to cache everything. How much space do you have free on your SSD?
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    trying to create DVD from 720x480 DV capture

    Assuming I understand correctly, you have a 720x480 video file that you want to export as a DVD movie using a 4:3 aspect ratio. To achieve this, after adding the video to VideoPad and having it appear in the clip bin: Right click the clip in the clip bin Go down to "Aspect Ratio" (third from the bottom), and select "4:3" Add the clip to the sequence Export as DVD Movie Disc, selecting "Normal (4:3)" under Video Aspect Ratio You should now have either a DVD disc that plays correctly, or a dvd image file (.iso) that can be either burnt to a physical disc, or played directly in something like VLC. As far as I know, there's no way to reset all the parameters to default aside from deleting registry settings, and that's inadvisable unless you really know what you're doing. Accidentally deleting the wrong registry key can break the whole computer. I know the default preview resolution is 768 x 432 at 30fps though.
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    using mask

    If you want to move / animate an object that has been isolated using the mask effect using "Mask Inside" and a transparency effect, you then need to apply a "Clear Mask" effect (the button next to "Add mask" with a red x, and you can then use the position, rotate, motion, whatever effect as you wish. You can also move all points in the mask at once by drag-selecting all the points (click down, drag rectangle over points, release mouse button). Note that you can also add masks after a clear mask effect, or use a new mask effect without clearing to change the shape of the mask.
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    Normalizing multiple clips to each other

    To do this, on the audio track you want to export, click the third button from the left (the one with 3 little people on it, between the lock and speaker icons) to toggle "Solo" status, meaning only this track will be played / exported. Then, in the clip bin, you can go to the "Sequences" tab, right-click the relevant sequence, and click "Save Sequence Audio as New File". VideoPad will import this generated file as a new audio clip. Note that the "Solo" status is just a toggle, so you can click it again to get all the other tracks playing again. You won't have to match up any peaks or anything, just drop the new clip onto a new track at the start (the clip perfectly matches the length of the whole sequence), and it doesn't bother exporting or importing any video content. Because it exports the audio to a .wav file, it also imports back into VideoPad much quicker than a compressed file format.
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    How To Uninstall Extra Codecs?

    Hi, Those components are stored in either: C:\Program Files (x86)\NCH Software\Components or C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\NCH Software\Components (adjust to fit on your computer as necessary, e.g. if not a 64-bit system it will just be Program Files, and the AppData path is assuming windows vista onwards) Keep in mind that VideoPad will re-download these files if it needs them.
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    Videopad process

    If you have many tracks or effects, increasing the priority of the VideoPad process will probably help, as it's probably the bottleneck. If you have the encoding set to use a lot of CPU (e.g. very high quality + high resolution), then it's the bottleneck and increasing the process priority of VideoPad won't really help. (i.e. If you have a single track, just with some cuts etc. it won't help).
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    sequence getting automatic black background

    For anyone coming to this thread later, "PNg 32bpp" is being renamed to "PNG With Transparency" for future releases.
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    preview format default settings

    To answer your original question, the default preview settings are: Resolution: 768w x 432h (this is a 16:9 aspect ratio) Framerate: 30.00 fps While it's a non-standard resolution (i.e. not 360p, 480p, 720p, or 1080p), it most closely matches the area most monitors display the preview with.
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    sequence getting automatic black background

    Right, one of us may have misunderstood. The black background in the sequence preview isn't "real", it's just what the video is displayed against. There's no need to use the "blank clip + green screen" method, as there's nothing to remove. Unfortunately, VideoPad doesn't support encoding alpha into the .webm format at the moment. The only way currently to achieve this in VideoPad is to export to a .gif, but that sounds like it may not be useful to you. (There's also Image Sequence export, but that sounds like it would be even less useful to you).
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    sequence getting automatic black background

    If you look at the top-left of the panel where the video is displayed, there are 2 tabs: "Clip Preview" and "Sequence Preview". "Clip Preview" is used for editing a single clip at a time, and has a standard "transparent" checkered background. (It will display whatever clip is currently selected, either on the timeline ("track clips") or the panel on the left ("bin clips", in the "clip bin"). "Sequence Preview" shows what will be exported, and automatically applies a black background. This is done because almost all video formats don't support transparency, so this is most likely what you're going to get when exporting. If you don't want black in the background of the sequence preview, you need to move the image clip to a higher track, and put in the background underneath it i.e. ____________________________________ "Video track 2: | caterpillar-logo.gif | " "Video track 1: | blank clip | " ____________________________________ Also, it would have been better to create a new thread for this, as the one you posted in was over a year old, and pertained to a different version of VideoPad.
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    Can't add audio file

    Hi @Simon Ghoul, Thanks for the link, this would be a lot harder without it. Long story short, the specific format of MP3 used isn't decoded properly in VideoPad (I've filed a bug report with the audio team at NCH). To work around this, I'd recommend using Audacity (or similar software) to convert it from mp3 to a WAV file, and then you can import that into VideoPad. Sorry for any inconvenience!
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    Videopad cannot open my vpj

    @Josh2901 The next release of VideoPad will check that it was successful when saving, and alert you of any such problems in future.
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    Video export speed affected by fps (frames per second)?

    Agree with @c_major. It will have to encode less frames, so export time will be faster (in that particular case, you'd be looking at a minimum 20% speed increase) and it would also eliminate a frame-rate conversion process, so it would export even faster. The extra ram might have helped, but only if other programs were also consuming a large amount of ram.
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    Exported video keeps freezing in consistent place

    @EricCawley That's strange. How much ram were those programs using? it shouldn't be that high (unless you have some massive documents open in word, or just a billion tabs open in chrome).
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