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    Blending Mode?

    Can someone recommend a good plugin (or, another method) to tweak how the overlaying clips act on the lower movie? Those familiar with Photoshop will probably know what I mean. Besides transparency, layers in photoshop also have a blending mode, which decides on how a layer lets thru the layer underneath it. Exampels are darken, multiply, lighten, screen, hue-only, color-only, saturation-only, luminosity-only, and various sorts of lighting (overlay, hard light, soft light, vivid light etc.) It would be cool to have such a feature in VideoPad, and I actually did see something like it in the huge VirtualDub pack that I had to remove because it rendered conflicts (and that particular funtion didn't seem to work as it should — but at least something was available). More in general: what are good, recommendable plugins for VideoPad (I use version 4.45) ? Oh, and Dev Team: wouldn't the blending mode be a cool feature to have in VP?
  2. Yes I was contemplating such a multi-layer approach. I would have imagined the other way around though (because that's how I would do it in photoshop, which would only work if some plugin allows for a photoshop-like approach (I did see something in some filter, but it'll take some time to find it again as I disabled all the custom plugins) It's mainly the clicks and scratches that I want, not so much the shaking. Thanks again, gotta run now!
  3. The fade in button (the f button in a videoclip) is really convenient for when you use a sniplet of a clip on top of another movie — but why isn't there a similar 'fade out' button?? The effect 'fade out' seems to freeze the picture (the f button does not) so that's a poor substitute.
  4. Hey Nat, I got it solved Seems like some custom plugin was the problem (see the other thread) Anyway, thanks for the excellent tutorial. I used Zoom exclusively as it seemed there was no need to first use Crop anyway, and it works fine Too bad I have to go to work within some hours. I'd rather spend some 12+ hours editing now that I got the basics working.
  5. I think I more or less narrowed down the problem!!! I just discovered that I couldn't even use the Crop effect anymore, even though I could when i just installed the program. So, I unloaded all of the VirtualDub plugins that I got from some huge pack, and also three separate ones*. And now Crop works again. I'll update when there's more progress (just in case someone within three years or so will find this thread, having the same problem. I hate it when I google a problem, and find a potentially helpful thread which then just seems to stop in the middle ) Btw I strongly suspect "Old Movie" msu_oldcinema_20.vdf to be the culprit. It doesn't really work too well anyway: most of its option won't stick (you can set them after going to some trouble, but they will snap to default anyway). Too bad, it has the huge advantage over the default "Old Film" in that can leave the coloring as it is. Anyway, I will no longer just load plugins without needing them, but I can ofcourse still use it in a dedicated mini-project, export the result and use that in a general project. *(I work with Photoshop a lot, and whenever I have to reinstall, I'm in the habit of installing as much plugins as I can lay my hands on. Even the faulty ones only cause trouble when called upon, not if they're only just there. So, I assumed, without a conscious thought, that VideoPad would act the same. But apparently 'loading a plugin' does involve more than just indexing the path towards the plugin location.)
  6. :) I just found out that, on my *other* computer, which I spec-wise consider the 'lesser' one, the program seems to work fine!! (I only tested "Crop", but that certainly would have caused a crash on my 'main' computer.) So, I'll be sticking to the 'lesser' computer (btw my main, while able to smoothly render games like WoW and SWTOR, regulary crashes on a browser game like Forge of Empires, so there's indeed some weird issue deep within it, and I might indeed do what you [borate] suggest, thanks!!) EDIT :( The "Shake" effect (under 'Motions and Transform') renders the same crash result (crash when I try to adjust its settings) as on my other computer. EDIT 2: So does Fish Eye. Btw both these computers run on Windows 7. Am I the only one still using that?
  7. I tried to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 but the install goes wrong (tried 3 times; same result each time). VideoPad still crashes whenever I touch one of those filters' adjusting buttons.
  8. Thanks for the info!! @Nat yes that's exactly the borders my footage has (it's an excerpt of Häxan, a 1922 Danish/Swedish movie) Unfortunately, I can't use all those filters/functions because they make my VideoPad crash
  9. It seems that most (if not all) the adjustable parameters of Video Effects (and I mean the basic, default ones) trigger a crash. I suppose I could send you a video fragment, but as my program does so with every file, that seems moot to me. I'm gonna see if I can find another download location for the program and see if that helps. EDIT It didn't. It seems that the problem my computer has with VideoPad is more fundamental. Does VideoPad make use of some auxillary software like C++, VirtualBasic, .NET, Java or whatever (I'm not a programmer, so to me these all belong in the same category) ? I see that I recently installed Microsoft SQL server 2005 and Microsoft Visual C++ — without my knowledge; I presume these might have come with Windows Movie Maker. Could any of these cause the problem?
  10. I have a little excerpt from an old movie that I want to use. It has fluffy borders (with round corners) and the aspect ration doesn't match my project. It would be okay if I could just enlarge it (with the center of the source pinned at the center of my output video) What functions should I use for that? (NB This would seem something simple that I should be just discovering myself by trying, without asking, but I'm having some trouble with the program as detailed here, hindering my learning curve. So, this is sorta theoretic until I get my program debugged.)
  11. Thanks for the feedback and the offer. It seems that certain effects (which I would presume to be basic) trigger a guaranteed crash, no matter what file I use (like, touching the slide on the 'Transparent' filter, which is default at 50% but seems to be designed to be customized from 0-100 — this always triggers a crash. And I have similar experiences with other effects.) Unfortunately I don't think I have much time for the next 10 days or so because of work (I work at irregular times, and in some periods I enjoy a lot of free time, while in others I have to compensate that) so I'm not sure whether I can narrow it down more within that time. I'll let you know though. I should also simply re-download the version and re-install from the new file; maybe something has gone corrupted in the install file.
  12. So, the Program crashes whenever I try to adjust any of the effects' parameters (and I'm talking about the default, built-in, effects, not some third party plugins). Even reinstalling did not help. What is wrong? Videopad version 4.45 Windows 7 x64 I'm updating my videodriver now, but I can' imagine it'll help EDIT updating my videodriver *DID* help!!! EDIT #2 Only regarding some filters. I just foudn out that some simple filters (like 'Exposure' and 'Shake') still cannot be touched without a crash... Now I'm wondering what the bigger mystery here is: the program being released with all those crappy bugs in its basic options or the fact that the developers expect you to pay for it
  13. Hello all, So, I just starting looking into the effects. The first one that I wanted to use is the 'Old Movie' effect. I want to use this Effect WITHOUT making my video black and white. Of course, old movies are usually in black and white, but my source material is already fairly monochrome (not 100% but, say, 95% as it is all in close related red tints) and I want to preserve that. Seems like a simple thing to me, but maybe this option just wasn't build into this Effect. A more general question: I see we can turn off certain aspects of the overall effect (in this case 'shakes', 'flickers', 'spots' and 'lines') but is there a way to set the extent of these aspects instead of only on or off? I think the shaking is cool, but it is way too much; I'd like to try it on 25% or so; is that possible at all? There's a parameter menu for each aspect, but it's not really intuitive. EDIT I found the VirtualDub "Old Cinema" filter, which is allegedly more adjustable than the in-built 'Old Movie' effect, but when I go its advanced settings section and try to set some parameters, I get the error message " /!\ please enter more then zero" — I even get that message when I do not change anything at all! Is this a bug?? It would suck if I can never use the advanced settings EDIT #2 I found that changing the Color correction settings from No Changes to Manual linear, checking the Fade color effects, and changing the Count frame at the bottom into anything large, makes the filter work. I find it strange that the default values of the advanced settings can't be parsed by the program.
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