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  1. Hi gdog Sorry, I can't find a problem here. With the setup you describe, dragging the Time line cursor along to the right always cleanly moves the Sequence Preview to Clip 2. The only thing possibly a little incorrect (but it's not a problem) is that whichever part of the timeline has the focus, Clip 1 or the image on track 2, and you then drag the Clip Preview cursor line along to the right to review it , when it gets to the end, the Sequence Preview shows the first frame of Clip 2 even though, on paper you haven't actually got to clip 2. To my way of thinking it ought to simply stop with the last frame of the clip being reviewed. But as i said it's not a problem. Are you certain that the image on Track 2 is actually ending at the join and not a few frames to the left of it? Try dragging the image on Track 2 back left a little and then along to the right again....you should see a white dotted vertical line appear at the join when it gets into the "snapping zone" If snapping is enabled there should be an area of two or three frames (Perhaps more) either side of the join where it will snap into position to the dotted line. Why is there a need to move Clip 2 a bit and let it snap back? Both clips link together with no problem on being dropped onto Track 1. There seems to be no overlap or gap. I'm using VP 10.43 Nat
  2. Hi Re camera. Similar problem here for a start. Try a different order when you connect up. i.e.... Plug in camera. Open VP and click Record/Record Video If camera not immediately listed click down arrow again. It may show it defaulted to the PC camera. Here I don't have a camera built in but it listed my previous webcam. Down arrowing again showed the inserted USB webcam for an instant. Try this a few times until you can "catch" it. Once it appears in the list go back to the main screen and then repeat click Record/Record video. The new camera should now show as the default on the list. Wait a second or two until VP responds with the output. That works here. Nat
  3. Hi Here's another.. Place the video on Track 1 Play to the start of first section and split the track Play to the end of the section and split the track Grab the section and drag it vertically to Track 2 Do the same for all the other required sections. Right click at the head (left end) of Video Track 1 and Delete the track Right click the head (left end) of Audio Track 1 and Delete the track Close the gaps in Video Track 2 Your selected clips are now all together with their sound on Video Track 2 PS you can do this reversing the tracks so the final cut is left on Video Track 1 Nat
  4. Hi The short reply is yes. However the choice of export formats may be limited with the free version. Try exporting as AVI if others won't work. Nat
  5. Hi Clips on upper tracks will obscure the clips beneath them unless they are smaller in size or have a different AR or have transparent areas. In which case the lower clip will only be partially obscured. Film 1 on Track 1 Film 2 ove it on Track 2 Both clips will play but only the upper track will be seen. The overlay film can be scaled down in size, partially faded or re-positioned to show part of the clip underneath on Track 1. Nat
  6. Hi You could use the Split Screen effect. Place Vid 1 on Track 1 Place Vid 2 on Track 2 Click the FX for Track 1 and select Split Screen/ Horizontal 2 / Click Region A /Fit to region Click the FX for Track 2 and select Split screen/ Horizontal 2 / Click Region B /Fit to region. The result will show Vid 1 on the left and Vid 2 on the right. If your clips are 16:9 then there will be bands at the top and bottom. Experiment with the controls and layout to suit yourself. Nat
  7. Hi "......I am able to do this, but then there are big borders around the images......." If your input video is a 16:9 horizontal clip and you export as Borate describes at 9:16 there will be a 9:16 frame with the 16:9 image across the centre.... LEFT. Original 16:9 clip in VP.. RIGHT Exported 9:16 clip.. The whole of this is the clip.. There are borders top and bottom but the frame IS 9:16. If this 9:16 clip is loaded back to VP the image will be seen displayed with black (or grey) to either side as it will be loaded to a 16:9 frame and the areas to either side will be transparent....... In VLC it will look the same but less obvious as the empty frame to either side is black.... The impression is that the image is surrounded by black which is not the case. This example is with an HORIZONTAL image What were you hoping to see? Nat
  8. Hi It's an old version but if it worked OK when you installed it, it ought to work OK now. I would first clear the cache files out using Options/Disk and then see how it performs. If you never done this before it may be huge. Has there been any changes to your PC e.g. new background tasks running...malware etc? Have you changed the type of videoclips you are using e.g. are they now 4K etc.? Nat
  9. Hi Apply a zoom as Borate describes. Remember that you must have start position for your first rectangle and then an end position for your second rectangle. These are set with keyframes. "........But why can't I just tell it to zoom one small portion of the entire video?...." You can .....but this will involve using keyframes to essentially isolate the part of the video you want to zoom. Effects (including Zoom) only work on a single clip. If the clip is actually the entire video and your zoom is a tiny section of the video then you might need to split the video so as to isolate the area you want to zoom as a short clip. As far as repeating a specifically set up effect,(like a particular Zoom) then once you have set it up you can click the blue cassette tab to Save as an effect chain template. Your effect will then be saved to the Templates section of the effects list from where you can use it over and over again. You can animate your clip with most of the Motion and Transforms effects.. Quite complex animations can be produced by applying several effects on the same clip. Nat
  10. Hi The normal procedure to add an effect (like Zoom) to several clips is... With all the clips/images on timeline place cursor over first clip and Ctrl +A. This selects all the clips Click the FX for the first clip and select your effect (Zoom) Set the zoom parameters and AR for the first clip/image. In the effect parameter window click the 7th tab along the top (Append effect chain to other selected clips) it should be highlighted a brighter green if active. Close the effect parameter window. Selected clips will now have the effect applied. Note the specific order...if you click the Append tab before you set the effect for the first clip...only the first clip will get the effect although other clips highlighted may show a highlighted FX box. All clips/images will show the same effect and settings you applied to the first clip. Nat
  11. Hi "....Can I crop the final output, as you wouldmaybe in Photoshop when layering images of different sizes. And are you suggesting that the ZOOM effectwill fix this?...." If there are "borders" to some of the images as a result of re positioning them, they could be cropped but that would make things worse as those images would now have black borders and be smaller than uncropped images. The best way (IMHO) is to proceed in this way...... First Save Project As so you have a vpj file that will restore your work if things go wrong. Now Create a Sequence by clicking the + sign that follows Sequence 1 X at the left end of the timeline. This will create a single clip of your work put it in the Sequence bin and clear the timeline. Now open the Sequence bin and load Sequence 1 back to the timeline. You can now add a Zoom effect to what is now a single clip. Set the AR to 16:9 (or the AR of the images) and then adjust the rectangle to such a size that the "bad bits" are outside the rectangle. You can review the Sequence preview to check all is well and readjust the Zoom rectangle if bad bits on some images are still visible. When all seems OK Export your work. Note: When you use Crop the image is in effect trimmed leaving the areas around the Crop Rectangle black. The image is not enlarged. Using Zoom, on the other hand will trim the image back in a similar way to Crop but then it will enlarge it again so the full frame is retained. A 16:9 AR is full frame in VP(see below right) As you are using a Sequence (in effect a single clip of all your images,) they all get the same treatment. To illustrate the different results with Zoom and Crop.... Left: Orignal 16:9 image Centre: Image Cropped 16:9 Right:Same image and same area Zoomed 16:9 On the right it is Full Frame again (being 16:9) - the same AR as the original. but slightly enlarged now to eliminate the black borders that you would get if had you just cropped. Nat
  12. Hi Set up dual previews so you can monitor the result without having to click between them and then use the Position effect on each image to line up the Horizon or some prominent feature on the horizon..The Sun's disc will then descend in steps to a stationary horizon. To Lining up the sun on each image might look odd as the horizon will rise to the sun! from the point of view of the jumps in the disc use crossfade between images to smooth the transition. Once that part is OK create a sequence, reload the sequence and then use Zoom at a suitable AR to remove edge problems. I used a similar approach using VP to "film" the Solar eclipse of 2006, lining up the images of the sun's disc in the centre of the frame . It worked perfectly. In this case the horizon was just a rocky desert and would be the moving part of the image but due to filtering wasn't visible anyway. Nat
  13. Hi Question 1 ".....Can U stack multiple effects on one image and then transition that image to the next image in the sequence?..." "....You can add multiple effects to an image as Borate describes. However the order that you add them may affect how they work. You will need to do a trial first. Question 2. ".......I would like to do a pan or a zoom and have to (the) image leave the frame before transition....." No need in fact to Pan or Zoom. Simply apply a Position effect and then use keyframes to fix the initial position of the image and the final position dragging the rectangle off screen. Playing the clip will show the image moving off screen in the direction you set leaving the screen black. A transition like XFade can be added as normal. e.g.... Untitled 1.mp4
  14. Hi My post from sometime back outlined the way Zoom can be used to pan across an already composed widefield image. Your post seems to suggest that you want to use VP to pan across several 4:3 images that make up a panorama. This IS possible but requires some setting up. It would in fact be better to use a third party program to stitch the images together to produce a panorama first and then proceed as per my post. Otherwise you can try this.....it works here OK but is fiddly... Load your 4:3 images to the timeline in order from left to right. This is assuming they have some overlap and are relatively level. e.g... Here are 4 images, all about the same height and overlapping.... Click the FX for the first image and select the Zoom effect. Set the AR to 16:9 Adjust position of the rectangle to encompass what you want it to contain. Bearing in mind you will need to move it eventually across all the images at the same height and size. Move it to the left side....... Note the height parameters and the size of the rectangle. You will use these on each image to keep the subsequent pan level. Create a keyframe Move the timeline cursor along to the next image and in the sequence display note the position of some prominent feature (like the tree) Dual displays are useful for this exercise. Now move the zoom rectangle across the Clip Preview to the right so it lines up with the noted feature in the Sequence Preview... here the rectangle LHS edge lines up with the tree position in the in the second image on the right..... Create a second keyframe. First image is now done. It will pan across and stop where the second image starts. Repeat the procedure for the second image creating keyframes for the start position and end position so the zoom ends where the third image starts and so on. If you set things correctly (I said it was involved ) you should see the pan go smoothly across all the images. You can of course adjust the zoom positions afterwards if alignment etc is not quite correct. Joints can also be smoothed if necessary with a very short cross fade. In short the basic idea is that the Pans for each image end where the pan for the next one starts. You have to use zoom 16:9 and lose some of each image of course (top/bottom in this case) otherwise you would have no image to move move the rectangle into. It would be much simpler to create your panorama outside of VP with the images beforehand. Nat
  15. Hi If VideoPad crashed there will be an auto saved project file...... Users/username/AppData/Roaming/NCH Software/Videopad/autosave.vpj Double click this and it should load your project at the point of the crash. Nat
  16. Hi Zoom working fine in version 10.35 Nat
  17. Hi If a particular clip is not in the orientation required. e.g. sideways.... Place it on the timeline Click the FX box at the left hand end and select the Rotate effect. Click the down arrow for the Rotation angle and choose the value required.....In the above example 270 deg... Note that the image is rotated but will retain the same AR and VP will automatically scale it to fit the frame. If the angle is not a simple one then.. Place the clip on the timeline Click the FX box and select the Rotation effect. This will place a control rotation pattern on the Clip Preview screen... By grabbing and dragging the "handles" you can rotate the image varying amounts in different directions in the three axes. You can also enter values directly into the boxes shown in the effects window for Vertical/Rotation/Horizontal... The image above would be rotated the desired angle (270 deg) or -90 deg ..... Notice that with the Rotation effect the image is not scaled to fit the frame but is automatically cropped. In some cases this may not be what is required. The alternative would be to scale the image FIRST and then add the Rotation. This is largely trial and error but if you set up dual displays you can monitor the final appearance of the clip and then alter the Scaling so the result fits the frame as desired. Disorientation, rotation the of a camera during filming, would be very difficult to correct and in most cases would require splitting the clip up into the separate sections. Nat
  18. Hi Seems .pngs get placed on Track 2 using the menu options. Dragging and dropping works correctly. This is with VP 10.35 Beta. Reported Nat
  19. Hi How are you trying to add them? Normally (and simplest) is to right click the image in the clip bin (or a clip) to select it and then select Place on Sequence/Place on Sequence at End. This will then put the selected item onto the sequence at the end of Video track 1. If you are dragging and dropping make sure that the vertical line with the arrows locks onto the end of the Track 1 clip. (The white arrows will disappear when correctly positioned. If they overlap behind, your image/clip will go to Track 2. Also, note the position of the Mouse pointer. If it stays in the overlay zone the image/clip will go to Track 2. but if you drag down a little a grey rectangle behind the thumbnail will reveal the final clip/image position.. Nat
  20. Hi As a recap.. Clips on the track Single click displays the clip in the Clip Preview window Double click moves red cursor line to that position and plays the sequence from that point in Sequence Preview The time Bar above the track Single click moves red cursor to that time point and displays the frame in the Sequence Preview window Double click moves the red cursor line to that time point and plays the sequence from that point in Sequence Preview Clips in the clip bin Single click displays the clip in the Clip preview window. Double click plays the clip in the Clip Preview window These actions seem OK to me. I think it's matter of what one gets used to. Nat
  21. Hi "......Why, when i follow your instructions, is my video playing over the text page?..." Your video should not be playing over your text page. If you follow the basic instructions as set out in my post the text will play over (on top of) the video. Your video clip will be on Video Track 1 and the Text clip on Video Track 2. .........Like this.... The text image/clip has to be placed on Video Track 2 and your video on Video Track 1. All tracks above track 1 are Overlay tracks and unless they have transparent areas (chequered areas) they will obscure what is below. In the example above the simple text clip on Video Track 2 has a transparent background so the text is seen on top of the video on Video Track 1. That, again is the basic setup however you say......... "..... The text page should have no sound, then followed after 20 secs, by me appearing, talking to camera.Text page appears, and I can hear my voice saying hello to audience ...." As explained by Borate above. If your text page is meant to be seen on its own, set the background in the text editor to a Full background colour and not the Editor background. The text image clip will now be a fully opaque image and although it can still be placed on the overlay track, your scenario won't need that. It can all be done on Video track 1... It is pretty straightforward and will look a bit like this.... Left to right.. Background video clip---Text Page 1 (20 seconds No sound)----You talking to camera with sound ---- Text Page 2 (20 seconds No sound)---- You talking etc. If you want your voice talking during the appearance of Text Page 2 then place the audio of you speaking under the Text Page 2...... Still no need for extra Video Tracks Hope this helps Nat
  22. Hi Take it in stages to get used to how this behaves. Try something simple.. Place a typical clip on Video Track 1...Its audio will appear on Audio Track 1. This is a basic video clip with audio. It appears you want to add a page of text to this. so.. Click the Add Text tab and select the style of text from the choices shown. For testing choose Simple Text Overlay. There is a default text. The text image will now appear on Video Track 2 at the cursor position and will have a duration determined by the default value set up in Options/Media/Still image duration but this is easily changed later. In the text editor, decide if you want your text justified left centre or Right; whether you want it to start at the top/middle or bottom of the screen using the controls mentioned by Borate. Mouse over the default text and set your font; colour; size etc. The clip on the timeline will update in real time and you will see what is happening in the Sequence Preview screen Type your lines of text into the editor and watch the preview so you can decide when to do a new line. (Press the Enter key to do this.) If things don't look as you want them decide what needs to be changed. Swipe all the text in the editor so it highlights and then make any changes. The text updates continually as you do this. Note that the text is normally defaulted to a transparent background so the clip on Track 1 will be visible behind the letters. If you just want the text on a coloured background then open the editor once more and set the option as Borate explains above. A simple text image however has its limits and will hold only a certain amount of text or number of lines depending on the font size chosen. We are taking here about a simple IMAGE and that is all that will be seen when the video is played. If you have more text than you can fit onto the screen then you can obviously compose a second text image and place it on the track to follow the first and so on. On the other hand you may want to have a very long block of text , too big to fit in the height of the screen. The only way to make this visible is to scroll it. Open the text editor and set the direction you want this to scroll. There are selections on the RHS of the editor window. VP will scroll the text no matter how large it is as it now behaves as an animated clip and not an image. Monitor what you have by either playing the sequence or grabbing and moving the red cursor line along the timeline to see how things are looking in the Sequence Preview screen. These is the basic steps to getting text up and running. Try it with something simple before thinking about more complicated scenarios. To lengthen the duration of the text image, grab the end of the clip on the track and drag it out to the right along the timeline. Being longer any scrolling you have set up will run more slowly If you get stuck come back and ask. Nat
  23. Hi Doing this (above) will show details on the Clip Preview sound line that are not visible in the Audio track. e.g. Below is a very quiet clip that has sound at a low level. In VP the audio track is just a line with no peaks visible. With dual displays you can use the short white bar to pull the preview panes down when some details may become visible....... Even so they are not particularly brilliant. However with dual displays you can either play the Clip Preview (audio) or drag the preview red cursor line along to the right when the Timeline cursor will move in tandem. In this way you will be able to visually monitor the audio using what peaks there are and edit the sequence at the timeline cursor position. Even low level peaks will show up. Can you up the gain on your recording equipment so the peaks are more evident when the clips are run in VP? Nat
  24. Hi Clips in bin. Single click on a clip to show it in Clip Preview. Double click it and it will Play in Clip Preview. Clips on Time line. Single click and they will appear in both previews. Double click to Play it in the Sequence Preview. Sequence preview depends also on the cursor position. It is useful to set up Dual Displays in Options/Display. Nat
  25. Hi Although you have to insert line breaks (Enters) into the pasted text (as you have to do if you past text onto ems or, indeed, this forum,You can Scale it without necessarily changing the font size. It may be a bit of a bind with lots of text and I think your proposal is OK. However try.. Paste the required text (a long line as it loses its formatting) Left justify Select font size New line at the right hand end of each line to cut up the text Change justification if needed. Scale to best fit the screen. Nat
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