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  1. That works borate!!! Thank you very much for your help and patience.
  2. Hi Members, Is there a way to insert a 45 second countdown clock in a segment of the video? I am creating a video where the viewer will be waiting for a certain event to to take place but the viewer will not know when the event starts. it will start 45 seconds into the video. I'd like to insert a 45 second countdown clock at the beginning of the video, this way the viewer knows that after 45 seconds, the event will take place that they are waiting to view. Thank you.
  3. Hello members, I would like to understand how the Font Size works when I create a scrolling text in VP please. When I highlight the text and increase the font size to 12, I do see the "changed-result" when I'm working inside the interface but no change in font size when I export the video. Does the font size 12 represent "12 point" or something else? Thank you
  4. Hi Members Downloaded and Installed Debut today and I am very impressed. However I went to "more options" to make sure only the "speakers" were selected and when I clicked " "ok" the program locked-up my computer and simultaneously started copying the debutfilterx64.sys file located at C:/Program Files (x86)/ NCH Software/Debut/debutfilterx64.sys I had to perform a hard shutdown three times to be sure it was not an error on my system. In other words, everytime I opened the "more options" button, made my selection and then complete by clicking "ok", a small window would pop-up saying..."copying files:C:/Program Files (x86)/ NCH Software/Debut/debutfilterx64.sys Any solution for a fix? Thank you very much Win7 64 bit Dell Latitude E6530 4 gigs ram
  5. Hi Members, Successfully exported a video and uploaded it to my youtube account. I am a happy camper! However I noticed that upon playback the scrolling text (I created) shakes or shutters ever so slightly. It is not a smooth-steady-scroll. I thought perhaps that I was low on resources but other viewers have reported similar findings. Is there a prevention or fix for this? Thank you very much for your time.
  6. Yes, I did what you suggested earlier. Apparently I had to take my scrolling text down to 8pt. before it finally looked professional. Not sure how this 8pt. size will appear in the final export of the project. Should I assume that what I see in VideoPad is pretty much what it will look like on Youtube? Thank you
  7. Hello Members, I am running the non-commercial free version of VideoPad version 4.48. I created a scrolling text frame via the "Add Text" icon. Looks great but when I tried to edit the font size and make it smaller (using the font size up/down arrows in the text edit window), nothing happens. The font remains the same size. Is this feature disabled in the free version? VP v4.48 win7 Thank you very much.
  8. That explains it! All the media for my project was originally accessed from a jump drive. The jump drive was removed from the USB port. Yes, I understand now. Excellent! Thank you Borate
  9. Excellent Borate. Yes it loads my projects now. Thank you. Also, what exactly is contained in the .vpj file? I guess my issue originally was "How to Save a Project". Prior to this post, I would simply save my project by clicking, "Save Project File As..." and simply give it a name. But apparently the pictures and other media that were contained in the file are not saved inside this .vpj file? Is that the reason why when I tried to reload the project a window would pop-up saying cannot locate files? If so, what is the proper way to save a project aside from utilizing the " FILE|BACK UP PROJECT FILES TO A FOLDER" which I noticed saves everything -including all media- to my specified folder location?
  10. Thank you Borate. Interesting, the last time I went to "Program Files (x86)/NCH Software/VideoPad", the VideoPad file was empty. Now I see the following files: ffmpeg19.exe mp3e12.exe videopad.exe videopadsetup_v4.48.exe Also saw the Components Folder as well under "Program Files (x86)/NCH Software" which also contained files. Ok done! However the option to "clear unused cache files" is located under Tools/Options/Disk (in v.4.48). Is there a preferred file location for "BACK UP PROJECT FILES TO A FOLDER"? How will videopad find and load my folder if I simply create a random folder titled "VideoPad Projects" and place it in say.."My Documents"? Should I create a folder titled, "VideoPad Projects" and place this folder "inside" the official "Program Files (x86)/NCH Software/VideoPad"? Or does VideoPad simply scan all my computer folders for a .vpj which when found, triggers the load process? Thank you
  11. Hi Members, Can someone kindly point to where VideoPad's installation path is located? I searched under "Program Files" as well as "Program Files (x86)" and found nothing. Would like to know how this program installs itself. Reason I'm asking is that every time I load a project, VideoPad says it can't find 99% of the files. Been working on a project for awhile and suddenly it won't load anymore. I downloaded the free version (ver: 4.48) and enjoy working with the program. VideoPad says that the free version is for non-commercial use but it acts strange under normal commands. An example would be saving the project. When I open it again, a window pops up that says it can't find many of my files. The only files it will load from a previous project are the ones I created in the scrolling text area. Thus my assumption is that I need to install all my pics, vids and movie files inside the VideoPad installation folder in order for VideoPad to re-load them or find them. But I can't find the installation path? Also the scrolling text edit box acts strange. I change the font size but nothing happens. Font remains the same size. Thank you kindly for your help.
  12. Thank you Nationalsolo, I figured that might be the case.
  13. Hi Members, I have VideoPad version 4.45 installed running on Windows 10. The interface looks amazing but I have not used it yet. I was initially running Videopad version 2.30 on Windows 7 but after my Win 10 upgrade I had to install the newest version of Videopad (ver. 4.45) as the old version (ver. 2.30) was not compatible with windows 10. The problem now is that Videopad version 4.45 will not open the old Videpad project I was working on from version 2.30. Any thoughts on how to get the file to open on version 4.45 so I can continue working on my project? Thank you very much.
  14. Hi Members, I've been off the forum for a few months and would like to catch up. Is Videopad ver. 2.41 still the most stable version at this point? Or has the newest version replaced 2.41 as far as features that actually work and is stable? Videopad ver 2.41 Windows 7 Thank you
  15. Good Morning Members, VideoPad Ver. 2.41 Windows7 I've been working on my video project for weeks now and I'm finally close to completion. I only have this one particular issue with my scrolling credits. I have created 3 text overlay boxes for my ending credits. Why 3? The text in the first text overlay box is "centered". The text in the 2nd overlay box is "Left justified" and the text in the 3rd text overlay box is "centered". In VideoPad, you cannot create a single text overlay box that includes both "centered" and "left justified" text. Thus I had to create a total of three separate overlay boxes for each text alignment type (center, left and back to center). To get all three text overlay boxes to be "spaced" evenly during the scroll (from bottom to top), I discovered that the text boxes can be dragged so they intersect each other. This is a very interesting feature that I stumbled upon. If you keep each text box separate (not intersecting each other) then the result is that each section of text in the final rendered movie is too far apart from each other. Therefore I dragged the three text overlay boxes so they intersect each other (overlapped the text boxes). To check the spacing and scroll time of all three boxes I simply dragged the "red" timeline cursor across all three boxes (from left to right) and viewed in the clip preview window. If one text box is scrolling faster than the other, you will see this in the preview. Thus you need to drag the end of the chosen text box to speed it up or slow it down so all three speeds match. Very interesting observation. After previewing the spacing and syncing the scroll speeds of each “overlay text box”, I had it set perfect and it looked great. However every time I rendered the final movie, the final outcome displays a "large gap" between text box 1 & 2 (between the centered justified and left justified sections of scrolling text). The resulting spacing between text box 2 & 3 is perfect as initially viewed in the preview window before rendering. At first I though that the 1st text box (center aligned) and 2nd text box (left aligned) weren’t getting along somehow. I checked the possibility of excess spacing at the end of the text in text box #1 and also the possibility of excess spacing “before” the text in text box #2 but all checked out OK. I was puzzled! I’ve been at this for days until I made the correct assumption that “what I’m viewing in the preview window may not be what I actually receive after rendering the final movie. Thus in order to reduce the excess gap in the rendered movie (between the text in text box 1 and 2), I dragged text box 2 “further-into” text box 1 until the last line in the text in text box 1 “overlapped” the first line in text box 2. I thought doing this would really tell me if the preview window is giving me a false display. Sure enough, what looked bad in the preview window (the text in text box 1 crashing into the text in text box 2) eventually looked perfect in the final rendered movie. The excess gap closed-up significantly and the spacing was a lot better. It was off slightly as its all hit and miss until each time I re-adjusted the amount of “dragging” in text box 2 until the rendered movie was perfect. I still have no idea why I had no issue with text box 2 and 3 as they were spaced perfectly in the rendered movie as previewed in the preview window before hand. I call the solution to this issue a “work-around” as it apparently is not a fix. Has anyone else encountered this issue? VideoPad Ver. 2.41 Windows7 Thank you very much for your time.
  16. Nat, I read your suggestion again and I think I'm "over thinking" it! What you are simply saying is if I want to create a custom time-frame for a "cross fade" (instead of ticking the "Fading" box in the text overlay properties area and settling with a fixed time-frame for a cross fade), then all I have to do is create a "new project" and in this new project create only my scrolling text and simply save it as an .avi file under "Save Movie" in VideoPad ver. 2.41. Once the movie has been rendered, I would simply load it back into my "other" previous project and add the cross-fade(s) as I normally would. Doing so would allow me to set a custom time-frame for a cross fade in what essentially started out as a "text overlay". Correct? VideoPad ver. 2.41 Windows 7 Thank you
  17. Hi Nat, >>>If you are desparate to have something moving then another option is to create your scrolling/static text over your moving background clip and then save this as a separate avi. Now load that clip back to the media list. Insert it into the sequence and add the crossfades. I am forced to go the route you explain above because the text overlays that I converted to jpeg's worked fine for custom "fade transitions" but the text was reduced in size during the conversion from text overlay to image. As a result, the ending "scrolling text" font (using the standard text overlay) is larger than the title page "image" font. In other words, although the same font and text size are used on both titles and credits, the text that resulted from converting an overlay to an image is reduced causing it to be smaller than the ending credits (text overlay). I actually prefer the smaller text but still unclear by your description above on how to go about creating a scrolling/static text and then converting to .avi. Where does VideoPad allow me to convert a scrolling text to .avi ? I searched and could not locate. Just trying to better understand the mechanics of your suggestion. Thank you for your kind patience. VideoPad version 2.41 Windows 7
  18. Very good Nat, I had a puzzling day yesterday trying to sort this out. I was aware -in fact- that you can drag the transition bar either left or right by dragging the ends (as you so kindly described). However, what I did not know was that once you drag the bar across the clip divider line, you can't drag it back across. In that case, you have to delete the transition and reapply to have it positioned (once again) between two clips (as you mentioned). That in itself was a learning experience! After experimenting awhile, I noticed something. Please follow me on this. Create a standard **transition (positioned above two separate clips) and drag the "right" side of the transition bar to the left until it touches the “blue-join-bar”. In doing so, the transition will automatically re-load itself and will now be positioned above the left side clip albeit in a right-justified position. No problem. BUT, if you do the opposite.... create a standard transition (positioned above two separate clips) and drag the "LEFT" side of the transition bar to the right until it touches the “blue-join-bar”. In doing so, the transition will NOT re-load itself and will now be positioned above the right side clip albeit in a LEFT-justified position. The transition box will remain “empty or “white” in color). In order for the transition to reload itself, you have to click "anywhere" below the clip sequence time-line scale. Try it and let me know if you experience the same "quirk". ** The above scenario is based on a transition that was originally placed between an image clip (on the left) and a video clip (on the right). VideoPad version 2.41 Windows 7 Thanks Nat
  19. FIXED ! I had clips that were hidden and located all the way to the left on the clip sequence line. I found this by deleting ALL clips in the project and noticed that there was a very thin line all the way to the left on the clip sequence line. It was identified as "two" clips that were "squashed" to the left! I deleted them until the message came up and said "no clips in sequence". FIXED. The transitions are back to normal (positioned above "two" separate clips). I would still like to know how to position a transition so it is left-justified or right-justified and position above a clip and NOT between two separate clips. It was a rather interesting effect to see the clip fade-out and then the following clip suddenly appear. Nice effect but no sure how to re-create the issue I experienced unless I "create the issue again by "squashing" clips all the way to the left of the clip sequence line? Thank you
  20. Hello Members, I've been working on a project all day and all of a sudden suddenly my transitions (that I insert) are no longer "between" clips (as in fade-out from one clip to a fade-in to another). Instead they are automatically placed directly "above" the clip. In fact, sometimes the transition positions itself on a left-justification and/or a right-justification (above the clip.but not between clips). It's interesting to know that VideoPad can do this but how is this accomplished? VideoPad just started doing this automatically all by itself when I apply a transition (I assumed the transition would automatically be placed between clips). Any idea what I did wrong? Is there a setting for this? VP version 2.41 Windows 7 Thank you
  21. Hi Members, I was experimenting with joining together duplicate audio clips on "one" audio track and curious if anyone else had success with this procedure. I loaded an audio clip to a track and then utilized the magnification icon to zoom-in. This enabled me to begin the detailed process of duplicating and joining-together audio clips (magnification icon located in the bottom right corner of VideoPad ver. 2.41). I highlighted the audio track (selected it) and clicked the following in the menu bar, Edit-->Duplicate selected sequence clip(s). This resulted in placing an identical copy of the audio clip "next to" the original. I performed this procedure numerous times (about 8 times). The reason for this procedure was to extend the audio introduction on the audio track. I felt the original was too short. I manipulated each "duplicated" clip by dragging the sides of the clip and shrinking them down to the point that enabled me to connect them all together (lined them up side-by-side) for a smooth audio playback. I tested the new audio sequence by "clicking the play button" and it worked perfectly. It all worked fine until I used the magnification icon again to "zoom out" of the project to begin the process of working with clip transitions etc. Upon completion, I performed a “test” and clicked the "play button" and all the audio clips played back in a scrambled mess. Assuming the magnification “zoom-out” was the issue, I zoomed back-in but still no luck. The audio clips I worked very hard on were permanently scrambled. I have no idea what happened or why? I then assumed the corrupted files were a result of skipping a step in the process. After completing the detailed process of joining together all the duplicated clips, was I suppose to save the entire audio sequence as “One” audio file and load it back into the “Media List” as a “new” audio file? If so, how do I accomplish this? I could not find a way to save the new audio clip as they were all “unlinked”. Even though I had the clips joined together, there were lines separating them and when I tried to highlight the entire audio sequence I was only able to highlight one duplicated clip at a time. In other words, I could not find a way to “link together” all the duplicated audio clips as “one” new audio clip. Specifications using: Windows 7 VideoPad version 2.41 Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank you.
  22. I just emptied my system "temp" folder under..... Users-->UserName-->AppData -->Local-->Temp Hopefully this helps as well. VideoPad Ver. 2.41 Windows 7
  23. Hi Members, I spent most of the day editing my video and syncing 7 audio tracks. I click "save project file" periodically to be safe. Later, I had to exit the program because it became unstable. When I reopened it, I was shocked to find that all the audio tracks are missing except the one that is linked to the video clip. All the work I accomplished today is gone! I'm beginning to get the idea that VideoPad can become unstable with multiple video and audio tracks in a single project. Also, the fact that I have only 1 GB of ram installed in my system could be the reason for such behavior. Just not sure. I clear the VP cache periodically to be safe and close all open programs when using VideoPad. However, before I embark on another large project or rebuild the one I lost today, has anyone else experienced this issue? If so, how can I avoid this problem in the future? VP version 2.41 Windows 7 Thank you very much
  24. >>> Hi Must have pressed just before me! No, that was a typo on my part. Corrected. Thank you.
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