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Extend time of one frame or tiny video clip

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I have been trying to do this for a couple of projects and it never works.

The idea is to take one frame, drag it out (for instance make one frame last 4 seconds) and then make it a title, monochrome or whatever. The idea is there is no motion, it lasts as long as I want, and I can apply effects, and then everything snaps into motion since the title includes in the background the first frame.

What happens when I try to do this in Videopad is I just get a clip that duplicates the first 4 seconds of the video. It has sound, hundreds of frames - I might as well have gone to the 4 second mark, split and copied that instead of what I was trying to do. Just now I tried stretching out the smallest piece Videopad will work with, .001s, and it just gave me 4 seconds of something else when I tried to stretch it.

So, why does this happen and how can I do what I want to do?

Thanks

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Sounds like you want a Snapshot.

The Snapshot option is in one of many places, and it may be named differently depending on what version of VideoPad you are using.

See my comment in the following thread:

 

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Hi

Should be relatively easy to implement and taking a snapshot as JimmyRustle suggests is the way to go.

  • Step through your sequence to a suitable frame
  • Click the Snapshot button. (If you can't find this, refer to the item above) The image will appear in the image clip bin
  • If you haven't moved the cursor line,  insert the image at the cursor position.
  • Adjust the duration of the image manually by dragging the ends of the clip out or in. Note: the default value for the still image clip is set under Tools/Options/Media/Default Still image Duration. (The duration can also be adjusted individually in Storyboard mode.)

As an individual clip you can add effects or position titles./text etc.on the track above.

Nat

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Hi, guys. My initial test is promising. I will probably be able to use this at least for the project in front of me; it's lower resolution.

Now if it really works, it will work on my other long deferred project, in part because, again, I made these titles by hand with an external program, they looked great, but as soon as I imported them and rendered with videopad I got some degradation and blurriness. Cross my fingers on that one.

Thanks for this tip! :)

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