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  1. Miggy

    Merry Christmas!

    I thought a video should be made that actually had the lyrics, so this resulted in my latest VideoPad project. And if you're never experienced Sammy the Christmas Snake, then you're in for.... something! Sammy the Christmas Snake ETA: I realized from a response I got on Facebook that my wording was misleading. I wrote it with the thinking that people were familiar with Sammy, but I realize that's probably not the case. I didn't write / produce the song. I discovered it in a local radio show about 15 years, but I read that it originated in the 80's. No one seems to be sure who did the song, though.
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    Is Videopad really free for home use?

    Yes, you have a certain number of exports until you'll need to purchase a license. If you're going to be doing video projects even occasionally, VideoPad is well worth the price.
  3. I installed 6.30 and now a modified overlaid video track appears correctly in preview. It was either something with my install, or a problem with 6.23. EDIT: I found a bonus in the new version! A big thanks to the devs for the default export destination setting. I always work with a bunch of small clips treated as separate projects and it's so much easier (and a big time saver) not to have to keep pointed it back to my work directory.
  4. Thank you both for checking. I'll try updating to 6.30 and see if it works.
  5. Okay, the wife wanted to finish her show before we left so I had time for a quick experiment. Overlaid a clip on top of another. Any section deleted from the middle of the overlaid clip will disappear when the project is previewed (picture reverts to the "base" clip during that blank section). But when I delete from the end of the overlaid clip, it continues to play the overlaid clip just as if it was still there.
  6. Okay, so I have a clip I'm overlaying on top of another clip. I am editing out parts of the overlaid clip and was not getting the results I was expecting. I eventually realized that, even though I have deleted sections from the overlaid clip, they still play in the preview. I should clarify that there were sections in the middle of the overlaid clip that I deleted and the preview worked properly. The problem seems to be when I tried to delete the end of the overlaid clip. To put simply, the last 10 seconds of the overlaid clip continues to still show in the preview when playing even though it's deleted from and does not even appear in the sequence. I can click off the "eye" so that the overlaid clip doesn't show, and then the "base" clip will play as normal. I don't have time to experiment now, I have to be going (thought I could do these quick edits before I left) so I don't know if it would actually appear correct if exported and this is just a preview glitch. I'll have to experiment more later, but thought for now I'd see if there is an error on my end or if this is a known issue.
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    Pan / zoom in on a target area?

    This is why I needed the targeted zooming ability. You may or may not be familiar with TCAP, but I think you'll get the idea. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ4KACLEmVU
  8. Yeah, in the original they were just random channels I was flipping through. I got the idea to use VP's scale and positioning to put the Plan 9 trailer on the TV. It turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself ? If you notice, my counterpart walks in front of the screen at the end, so that took a bit of careful editing to get just right. One of the things that turned out just as I had hoped it would.
  9. I share with you my big project that I put together with VideoPad. I made a movie some 20 years ago with a friend and with the features of VP was able to put together a new version from original master takes and add 2018 special effects. I imagine you will spot the VP contributions And so, as if the world was clamoring for it, here is our sequel to Plan 9 From Outer Space. NOTE: Best viewed on a computer with good stereo speakers. Plan 19 From Outer Space
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    Deleting Unused

    I don't believe so, as VIdeoPad uses "non-destructive editing". You can pull the needed 10 seconds down into a sequence and then export that to its own video. Then close the project (so VP is no longer tied to the 2 minute video) and then delete what you don't want directly from your hard drive.
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    Exporting issue since the latest updates

    c_major, Thanks for the response. This project, as is with most of my projects, consists of numerous mini-projects - 15 second or so videos that I put in effects, texts, export to their own videos. Those videos will be combined into a final project. So I was having to redo the export settings for each of those mini-projects. I think probably most of the inconsistencies I was experiencing was because sometimes I saved projects after exporting and sometimes I didn't. However, I have just verified at least one occurrence of this changing export results. I wrote down each of the project names and what happened when I went to File-Export. Seven of them had the correct File options (not disc, as in my screenshot) and also had the folder and resolution correct. For one of the 3 that had shown the disc export dialogue box, I used the Export option from the toolbar and exported to my folder and at 1080p. I then saved the project, closed it, then loaded it up again. File -Export then went to File and correct folder / 1080p. I thought that was my answer to the inconsistencies I was experiencing, but then I loaded up one of the other 2 projects that had previously gone to a Export Disc menu and *that* time File - Export brought up the export file menu with my folder and 1080p selected, even though I hadn't done anything with the project previously but close it. So I don't know what to think about that now. Request: Would it be possible to have something in the options to put the default export folder and resolution? That way File- Export should always behave the way I expect it to. Alternatively have a checkbox item in settings that will keep export settings to saved projects (the way you changed it to) or to keep the most recent export settings (the way it used to)?
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    Exporting issue since the latest updates

    Here's a screenshot of what I'm getting when I click File - Export Video.... As a note of interest, I had to try several times to get it to come up because it was actually working correctly for a while there. I loaded up three project in a row and they were coming up with the correct file export window. Then I loaded one up and it gave the disc export one. I went back to one of the previous projects I had just gotten to work correctly and that time it gave the disc export again. So it seems to be happening randomly.
  13. I seem to be experiencing some inconsistencies with exporting since the last couple of updates. It used to be I would always use the File - Export option when doing a series of exports and it remembered my file destination folder and export settings (1080petc). After the ... I think 6.23 update... that now brings up a dialogue box that's trying to create a disc. I thought it was just an intended change so I started going through the Export tab or Export option in the tool bar. Going either of those routes produce the same results. Sometimes it remembers my previous export options, but most of the time it doesn't and I have to guide it to my directory and change 4K to 1080p. To muddy things, as a test I just clicked on File - Export and *that* time it brought up the dialogue box it used to with the file export (not disc export) options with my preferred folder directory and resolution. But I'm guessing I'll try it later and it'll bring back the disc export screen. ETA: I just tried to export again with File - Export and back came the disc export options. In addition, when I do get the correct file export options I get two variations of it. One has the templates (like Youtube) drop down menu and the other does not. I can still select 1080p from the resolution drop down menu, though, it's just odd. And I should clarify, I still have VideoPad open,. I'm not closing it down and reloading it in between these tests.
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    Pan / zoom in on a target area?

    Nationalsolo, Yeah, that's just how I found out it works! Thanks to you and borate for your expert guidance!
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    Pan / zoom in on a target area?

    Okay, I had some time tonight so tested it out. To quote Sir Robin from Holy Grail: "Oh, that's easy!" For some reason I got the idea that to do something like that, you had to add a bunch of key frames to move it step by step in half- or quarter-second intervals. That would be been tedious. But all I did was add a keyframe at the beginning, then added a keyframe at the end after zooming in to how I wanted it to end up. Turned out perfect. Thanks, borate!