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  1. @User9376 Sorry for a slow response, but I can indeed confirm that this should be fixed in the next release. In the meantime, a usable work-around is un-ticking the "Use hardware-accelerated video effects" checkbox in Options (you can bring up the Options dialog with Ctrl+Shift+O, or just press the Options button on the home toolbar). This might make other effects slower to process, but that would be the only downside.
  2. Have you tried opening VideoPad, and then opening the project once VideoPad's open? That seems to be a workaround for this issue until the next release. You might also need to uninstall and reinstall VideoPad before trying this. Edit: I won't be able to check back on this thread until tomorrow, about 15 hours from now.
  3. First of all, thank you for providing a portable project without being prompted to. From what I can tell, the issue here is that while VideoPad isn't crashing due to low memory, it is silently failing due to low memory. This might not be a limitation of your computer (I see 8GB, thanks for the dxdiag as well). You can check that this is the case by exporting a small section (e.g. the first few seconds) to a much lower resolution (say, 320x240 (4:3), or 320x180 (16:9)). If the missing videos are showing in that export, then that's almost certainly the issue. A 64-bit build of VideoPad would resolve this, but it's not ready yet unfortunately. A potential work-around for this (assuming you want to export at 1080p or higher) is to split it into multiple steps. Starting with only 2 of the videos, export the sequence as normal, leaving a lot of blank space on the video. Then import that video as Track 1, and put a new video on Track 2, export that, import again, and repeat for all of them. This will lead to an overall drop in quality for the video, due to repeated encoding and decoding, but it should be minimal enough. It can also be mitigated somewhat by selecting "High Quality / Larger Filesize" for the Video Quality/Bitrate (click on the hyperlink next to File Format: [.mp4 ] on the export settings screen) for each intermediate export. If you don't want to bother with the effort of the work-around above, you could try exporting at a lower resolution (e.g. 720p), which seemed to work for me when I tested it.
  4. Hi, Currently there is no way to set the location or frequency of the auto-save. The project file is located in C:/Users/<username>/AppData/Roaming/NCH Software/VideoPad and is "autosave.vpj". If you can't see the AppData folder, it's hidden by default as it's considered a system folder. Since this is in the AppData folder, be careful not to delete anything you're unsure whether you can safely delete. A lot of programs may not run properly if you delete a file they need, and may require a re-install. The autosave.vpj file however, is safe to delete as long as VideoPad isn't running. The frequency of the autosave is 2 seconds after the last change made (a new change made in this time will push back the time to 2 seconds from new change). The autosave is also deleted when VideoPad closes normally.
  5. @simonsays We have changed it so that in the next release, we will use a subfolder within the user-specified cache folder for sound caching. Until then, the sound cache generates for the full duration of all imported clips; it's caching ~30min x 14 clips = 7 hours of sound, not 98 minutes. If you're able to, you could try exporting the smaller section of each clip you need, close videopad, clear sound cache, then open videopad and import the shorter clips. Another, advanced workaround would be to change where your system temp folder is. Doing this *shouldn't* break anything, because anything in the temp folder is meant to be temporary. For details on how to do this, google is your friend (I found https://www.howtogeek.com/285710/how-to-move-windows-temporary-folders-to-another-drive/ fairly easily).
  6. Hi @KarenS123, Doing a bit of investigating reveals that we're running into a usage limit for the uploads per day that VideoPad is allowed to make. We're now working on increasing that limit, but until then you can try uploading your videos *just* after midnight PT (Pacific Time), I believe that's when the daily quota resets. You could also try exporting to a video file on your computer (I'd suggest using one of the Youtube presets), then uploading directly through YouTube's website. This is because the issue only affects uploading to YouTube from within VideoPad.
  7. @Cody Vlogs It's also worth asking if your original videos are 9:16 or 16:9, because the process might change slightly. For example, if they're already 9:16 you'll just need to set the preview and export resolutions to a 9:16 resolution and you're good to go! If your source videos are 16:9 however, and you only want the middle part, that's a bit more complex (if you don't want to lose resolution): After importing your video to VideoPad, right-click on it in the clip bin, and go to Rotate Clip -> (either option) After this, your clip should be 9:16, but sideways Keeping your (now sideways) video selected, apply a "Motion" effect to it, setting the "Rotation" value to either 90 or 270, depending on which Rotate Clip option you selected. Now you'll need to set the Scale parameter to 1.77 (maybe 1.78 or 1.778) so that it fills the screen. Because the motion effect applies the rotation and scale at the same time, there should be no (or minimal) loss of resolution. While this is a bit convoluted, it should solve any "shrinking video" problems you have trying to create 9:16 videos from 16:9 videos!
  8. Without any other information (like the actual project), my first guess would be not having enough space for VideoPad to cache everything. How much space do you have free on your SSD?
  9. Assuming I understand correctly, you have a 720x480 video file that you want to export as a DVD movie using a 4:3 aspect ratio. To achieve this, after adding the video to VideoPad and having it appear in the clip bin: Right click the clip in the clip bin Go down to "Aspect Ratio" (third from the bottom), and select "4:3" Add the clip to the sequence Export as DVD Movie Disc, selecting "Normal (4:3)" under Video Aspect Ratio You should now have either a DVD disc that plays correctly, or a dvd image file (.iso) that can be either burnt to a physical disc, or played directly in something like VLC. As far as I know, there's no way to reset all the parameters to default aside from deleting registry settings, and that's inadvisable unless you really know what you're doing. Accidentally deleting the wrong registry key can break the whole computer. I know the default preview resolution is 768 x 432 at 30fps though.
  10. If you want to move / animate an object that has been isolated using the mask effect using "Mask Inside" and a transparency effect, you then need to apply a "Clear Mask" effect (the button next to "Add mask" with a red x), and you can then use the position, rotate, motion, whatever effect as you wish. You can also move all points in the mask at once by drag-selecting all the points (click down, drag rectangle over points, release mouse button). Note that you can also add masks after a clear mask effect, or use a new mask effect without clearing to change the shape of the mask.
  11. To do this, on the audio track you want to export, click the third button from the left (the one with 3 little people on it, between the lock and speaker icons) to toggle "Solo" status, meaning only this track will be played / exported. Then, in the clip bin, you can go to the "Sequences" tab, right-click the relevant sequence, and click "Save Sequence Audio as New File". VideoPad will import this generated file as a new audio clip. Note that the "Solo" status is just a toggle, so you can click it again to get all the other tracks playing again. You won't have to match up any peaks or anything, just drop the new clip onto a new track at the start (the clip perfectly matches the length of the whole sequence), and it doesn't bother exporting or importing any video content. Because it exports the audio to a .wav file, it also imports back into VideoPad much quicker than a compressed file format.
  12. Hi, Those components are stored in either: C:\Program Files (x86)\NCH Software\Components or C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\NCH Software\Components (adjust to fit on your computer as necessary, e.g. if not a 64-bit system it will just be Program Files, and the AppData path is assuming windows vista onwards) Keep in mind that VideoPad will re-download these files if it needs them.
  13. If you have many tracks or effects, increasing the priority of the VideoPad process will probably help, as it's probably the bottleneck. If you have the encoding set to use a lot of CPU (e.g. very high quality + high resolution), then it's the bottleneck and increasing the process priority of VideoPad won't really help. (i.e. If you have a single track, just with some cuts etc. it won't help).
  14. For anyone coming to this thread later, "PNg 32bpp" is being renamed to "PNG With Transparency" for future releases.
  15. To answer your original question, the default preview settings are: Resolution: 768w x 432h (this is a 16:9 aspect ratio) Framerate: 30.00 fps While it's a non-standard resolution (i.e. not 360p, 480p, 720p, or 1080p), it most closely matches the area most monitors display the preview with.
  16. Right, one of us may have misunderstood. The black background in the sequence preview isn't "real", it's just what the video is displayed against. There's no need to use the "blank clip + green screen" method, as there's nothing to remove. Unfortunately, VideoPad doesn't support encoding alpha into the .webm format at the moment. The only way currently to achieve this in VideoPad is to export to a .gif, but that sounds like it may not be useful to you. (There's also Image Sequence export, but that sounds like it would be even less useful to you).
  17. If you look at the top-left of the panel where the video is displayed, there are 2 tabs: "Clip Preview" and "Sequence Preview". "Clip Preview" is used for editing a single clip at a time, and has a standard "transparent" checkered background. (It will display whatever clip is currently selected, either on the timeline ("track clips") or the panel on the left ("bin clips", in the "clip bin"). "Sequence Preview" shows what will be exported, and automatically applies a black background. This is done because almost all video formats don't support transparency, so this is most likely what you're going to get when exporting. If you don't want black in the background of the sequence preview, you need to move the image clip to a higher track, and put in the background underneath it i.e. ____________________________________ "Video track 2: | caterpillar-logo.gif | " "Video track 1: | blank clip | " ____________________________________ Also, it would have been better to create a new thread for this, as the one you posted in was over a year old, and pertained to a different version of VideoPad.
  18. Hi @Simon Ghoul, Thanks for the link, this would be a lot harder without it. Long story short, the specific format of MP3 used isn't decoded properly in VideoPad (I've filed a bug report with the audio team at NCH). To work around this, I'd recommend using Audacity (or similar software) to convert it from mp3 to a WAV file, and then you can import that into VideoPad. Sorry for any inconvenience!
  19. @Josh2901 The next release of VideoPad will check that it was successful when saving, and alert you of any such problems in future.
  20. Agree with @c_major. It will have to encode less frames, so export time will be faster (in that particular case, you'd be looking at a minimum 20% speed increase) and it would also eliminate a frame-rate conversion process, so it would export even faster. The extra ram might have helped, but only if other programs were also consuming a large amount of ram.
  21. @EricCawley That's strange. How much ram were those programs using? it shouldn't be that high (unless you have some massive documents open in word, or just a billion tabs open in chrome).
  22. @EricCawley Can I ask what the other programs are? They shouldn't be a problem, as VideoPad definitely can't use 16GB of ram (it's only a 32-bit app, so can access 4GB at absolute most). It sounds like maybe something they're doing is interfering with VideoPad. If you don't want to post everything here, a PM would be fine too.
  23. Disclaimer: This is a personal "what I think" and shouldn't be taken as legal advice If you monetize a YouTube video you made with the free version of VideoPad, that's a problem. As long as you're not monetizing it (e.g. getting ad revenue) there's not a problem, because it wouldn't count as "commercial use".
  24. In the clip preview there should be a button saying "Place" that puts the clip on the timeline when it is clicked.. If you want to drag and drop, At the bottom of the white window on the middle left (where your clips are) there are two segments, "Timeline" and "Storyboard". Please click on "Timeline". Drag one of the clips from the white window on the middle left, to the middle-bottom of the main window. This should place the clip on the timeline, and it should auto-snap to the start of the sequence.
  25. If you want to get a section of the sequence's audio as a single clip, you can select the sequence in the clip bin (left of the preview by default) (see the left-most "Sequences" tab), right click, and select "Save Sequence Audio as New File" (Alternatively, it's also available under the "Clip" menu item). If you want to keep all the clips together, but still separate, then c_major's way of grouping the clips is better. In this case there is no way of "Globally" editing the clips, but if you have more than 1 selected, the effects dialog has "Append effect chain to other selected clips" and "Replace effect chain in other selected clips" which can be used to apply the current effects to all selected clips.
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