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How to play a full-speed video in slow-motion for editing, in Videopad?

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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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Right-click on a clip in the time line and CHANGE CLIP SPEED. Play it, or manually move the scrubber. Make your calculations or splits, then right-click again and RESET to return to normal speed.

 

You can also slow a clip that's in the Media window (top-left), before it's placed on the time line, using the same right-click|CHANGE SPEED procedure.

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Right-click on a clip in the time line and CHANGE CLIP SPEED. Play it, or manually move the scrubber. Make your calculations or splits, then right-click again and RESET to return to normal speed.

 

You can also slow a clip that's in the Media window (top-left), before it's placed on the time line, using the same right-click|CHANGE SPEED procedure.

 

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

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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.

 

If the main sequence requires no further changes, then one of your concerns might be addressed by exporting the sequence at the same size, res, etc. as the original.

That would create a clip that can be imported and dealt with as a single entity..

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I've made a suggestion to the team for allowing to change preview speed.

 

Thanks,

 

Thank you! That would be an awesome improvement. Steve

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