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  1. Here, when any single clip is dragged from the timeline to the bin it creates a copy of that clip there, with an incremental #. The original bin clip is unchanged. Thus, many clips that have been split out of the master and added to the timeline can be saved independently. This is the action seen here when holding down <shift> while clicking the edge buttons. Perhaps it works differently in a Mac. Record_2021_10_08_04_20_18_203.mp4
  2. A timeline clip can be dragged to the bin where it will be given an incremental #, while vanishing from the timeline. Here, the blue appears while using <shift>, to hit various clip edges. If <alt> is used instead then the cursor alone moves - no blue line. It's also possible that certain features act differently with each install of the same release, though that may not apply to this case. It's a marketing thing.
  3. Here, if a thumb is clicked and dragged, that moves the clips. If the timeline is clicked, the pointer snaps to the click point and the line can be dragged. If the new track area is clicked and dragged, or the line itself is clicked, then the pointer snaps to the click point, becomes two-headed and the blue line is created. So perhaps that is consistent with what you are seeing, and seems to be the correct behavior.
  4. No. A fade applies to a single clip. Click the + sign to the right of the Sequence 1 tab above the thumbnails to open a new, blank sequence 2. Add the desired clips to this new sequence 2. Apply individual transitions (except an ending transition) and effects if desired, but not the fade. Click the Sequence 1 tab. Delete the clips that you composed in sequence two, if necessary. Place the cursor where you want the sequence two content to be inserted. In the bin (top-left), click the Sequences tab. Right-click on Sequence two and Place On Sequence At Cursor. Now the clips that were assembled in Sequence 2 are a single clip. Apply the FADE IN for :28 and add transitions between clips if desired.
  5. Close. Swipe the timeline, by dragging the scrubber (the red line) will create a blue selection area. Right-click it to see an export selection option, among others.
  6. If you truly want to fade in a number of clips on a single track... Click the FX icon on one of the clips and choose the FADE IN effect. Then, for each of the other clips to be faded in, right-click on them and APPLY LAST USED EFFECT. VP will prompt for a duration for each. That effect, in reality, is a transition. The words Gain and Volume are synonymous. However, the volume slider to the left of a track affects all clips on the track. The AMPLIFY audio effect is usually applied to only a single clip. Either of these actions will persist in export.
  7. Using either the SCALE or MOTION effects, there are sliders to align and size. And the 'mask' can be dragged in the preview window. Effects can be saved ... click the folder icon while working on a specific effect. Give it a name. It will appear as just another icon choice at the bottom of the main effects window. It's unclear what the split problems were. One way to define a clip that's in the bin is to select it and SET START and SET END POINTS (under the preview window). Then click the ADD button and the clip will go to the timeline. Click the chevron to the right of the button for positioning choices. Of course, the clip can always be moved on the timeline. If a bin clip is to have several cuts taken from it, right-click the clip and COPY <ctrl-C>. Then, in a clear area of the bin, press <ctrl-V> to PASTE - as many times as needed. Each clip will have an incremental #. Trim each copy and ADD to the timeline, leaving the original (master) as is. For protection, Save Project File AS routinely, giving it a unique # or name, so as not to overwrite prior saves. Using Save Project Files (no AS) will overwrite. From the HOME tab, that choice is available by clicking the chevron to the right of the Save Project button on the toolbar. If you make an editing mistake, press <ctrl-Z> to backtrack, step-by-step. Once your segment, like the one submitted here, is complete, export it. It's now a composited clip. Then you can work anew on more of the project and add that clip to it. A decent approach is to export each song, individually, then import and arrange them for a final export. That also eases the load on the PC, which can speed things up.
  8. Thanks for sharing your project, the revised version of which you have now downloaded.
  9. Need to have the actual 16 minute clip for comparison. Link it please. What version? Look under Menu | HELP | ABOUT. A sixteen-minute 1080 clip exported here at constant 60fps with 2200kbps quality took about :22, on a PC with an I7 CPU.
  10. Please share that test clip as instructed above, for comparison and analysis. What incarnation of Videopad is being used - 32- or 64-bit? What version? Look under Menu | HELP | ABOUT. If 64 isn't listed, then it's 32-bit.
  11. It's possible that this folder is considered a system folder and is being hidden in Windows, unless changed under Folder Options. Don't have that O/S to check here. Or that recent VP versions simply are not supported in that old operating system. Tried a newer operating system? Or perhaps a very old version of Videopad? Do link a project. Someone will check it out.
  12. If importing video files, like ZOOM, they will have a video track even if there's no video. Once a file is in the bin, right-click it there and Save Audio Clip as New File. If video won't be needed, delete the import under the Video tab and work with the new WAV file under the Audio tab. The original on the PC won't be touched. The newly created WAV files are saved to your PC's Music folder. Should you want to get fancy, use a program like Mixpad to create a final mix that can be imported to Videopad. Or simply mix them in Videopad by varying volume levels and applying audio effects. Audio_only.mp4
  13. Video editing is resource intensive. While simple projects can be handled by basic PCs, a gaming-class machine is more suitable for complex and lengthy efforts. The 64-bit version of Videopad uses Windows memory most effectively, so it is recommended for those who use a 64-bit operation system. Here's the latest. If you have specific issues, voice them here. Folks are willing to help sort them out if you have the patience to work with them.
  14. It's all a learning curve. Have patience.🙂 First, Save Project File AS routinely, giving it a unique # or name, so as not to overwrite prior saves. Using Save Project Files (no AS) will overwrite. From the HOME tab, that choice is available by clicking the chevron to the right of the Save Project button on the toolbar. This for your protection. To remove a portion of a clip, use splits at the in and out points, then click on the part that you have isolated and press the DEL key. Or right-click on that area and DELETE(Ripple), which should close the gap left by the deletion. If it does not, right-click within the gap and Close Gap. If you make a mistake immediately press <ctrl-Z> to backtrack, step-by-step. And, of course, you have a recent back up of the Saved Project File. Moving a clip can cause several actions. If the mouse pointer is placed within the clip to drag right, it may cover other clips. To avoid that, and drag ALL clips to the right, first select (highlight) each by holding down <ctrl> and clicking them, one-by-one. Or click the first clip to select it, then hold down <shift> and click the last. All within the range will be selected. Then drag. Alternatively, select the desired clips, right-click and GROUP them, so they will all move in concert when any one of them is dragged. If a clip is typical video and audio linked together, then deleting video will also affect the audio, to keep it in sync. If it UNlinked - perhaps a music track - then audio and video will be independent so deleting portions of one won't affect the other. Del_Ripple.mp4 For some good tips check out the tutorials.
  15. The 64-bit version is more capable of handling complex, large projects. All recent releases have been optimized for better GPU utilization. Export speed will be dependent upon resolution, format, quality settings, PC specs, etc. Experiment. If Lossless export is available that process is lightning fast.
  16. There's no mandate to update if your version is working well. You can always test drive the latest, to explore new features or changes. Your license should be good for both the 32- and 64-bit versions that fall within the six-month free grace period from date of purchase. Look here for the latest release within that window, which should accept your registration.
  17. Try AVI export. It often succeeds. If uninstalled via Windows Programs and Features, VP may prompt to revert to the free version, which has limitations. It's also available here. Of course, for full features, upgrading the license is the way to go.
  18. Recent VP versions may no longer be supported on XP. However, try the 32-bit release. General Complete name : C:\Users\<PC name>\Downloads\Preview Cache Files\bskite in storm.wmv Format : Windows Media File size : 54.7 MiB Duration : 2 min 20 s Overall bit rate mode : Constant Overall bit rate : 3 278 kb/s Maximum Overall bit rate : 8 387 kb/s Encoded date : UTC 2021-10-05 09:34:55 Video ID : 1 Format : VC-1 Format profile : MP@HL Codec ID : WMV3 Codec ID/Info : Windows Media Video 9 Codec ID/Hint : WMV3 Description of the codec : Windows Media Video 9 - Professional Duration : 2 min 20 s Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 8 192 kb/s Width : 1 280 pixels Height : 720 pixels Display aspect ratio : 16:9 Frame rate : 20.217 FPS Nominal frame rate : 45.000 FPS Bit depth : 8 bits Compression mode : Lossy Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.440
  19. Click the Menu (top-left), then HELP | ABOUT. If it doesn't list "64-bit" it's the 32. Get the latest 64-bit release here.
  20. On the timeline, split out the portion of the clip to be cropped. No need for that if you want to crop the entire clip. Click the FX icon on the clip thumbnail. In the effects window, click on CROP. To move tracks, right-click in the gray area to the left of any track. A drop-down menu appears with MOVE UP/MOVE DOWN track choices.
  21. Post links to screenshot images if possible, please. Upload the files to a free server, such as Google Drive or MS OneDrive, get a shared (public) link, copy the link and paste it here or to me in a Private Message via the mail envelope in the top-right corner of this forum. When using Google Drive, if necessary change "restricted" to "anyone with link can view."
  22. Glad it worked out. Things to test, for a smaller file export... Lower resolution Lower quality setting (click the blue Default Quality/Filesize link) Lower frame rate Different format (such as AVI, Mp4, etc.) The WMV of bskite in storm exported at 1280x720 resolution here is only 55MB.
  23. Whether mp4 or WMV, VP version 10.88 (32- or 64-bit) exports both audio and video normally here. WMP handles them well. Try this... Close Videopad, then use Windows Explorer (the file manager) to delete all files in these directories (folders)... "C:\Users\<your PC name>\AppData\Roaming\NCH Software\Components" Then install this version.
  24. Can't replicate your issue. Uploaded to YouTube. Took less than a minute and audio is fine... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD4eRPgdLV0 Try exporting a video mp4 file, using these settings. The drop-down box is invoked by clicking on the blue Default Quality/Filesize link... Does it play just as mine did?
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