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  1. If I'm exporting a 4:3 aspect ratio into a 16:9 aspect ratio, it will usually just show a pair of 2:9 black columns on either side, like this: https://i.postimg.cc/W4KhPK94/1.png The red zone is the area where the actual video shows up. However, sometimes I want to just export in 4:3. So ideally, it should look like this: https://i.postimg.cc/qR3gBLYx/2.png Sometimes, Videopad exports like that. But sometimes, for no discernable reason, it will (A) add the 2:9 black columns onto the sides, (B) export the subsequent 16:9 aspect ratio video in a 4:3 aspect ratio in lette
  2. I just started an entirely new project with new files, and this was after I updated the Nvidia drivers. I'm having the same problem as before. I shouldn't have to upgrade Video Pad itself, because i wasn't having this problem until very recently. I just want to get my performance back to the way it was before. So do you have any other ideas that don't involve upgrading?
  3. I've already long since adopted the practice of doing that. I break the entire project into sequences. Then I use the "export all sequences" feature to export all of them before dropping each of those sequences into one clip. So as you may have guessed, that isn't helping right now.
  4. I don't know what that means. The final version of the video is estimated to be in the ballpark of 40 minutes. The highest resolution source file is a 1920x1080, 60fps video in MP4 format. Oh, I already tried clearing the cache. it said there were no cache files to clear. I already have it set up to warn me if it drops below 1,000MB. I haven't gotten such a message yet. No, my current version is the one I use because it was the last one to come out before my 6-month period was over. The first version I had under this license key was 6.32.
  5. I'm currently using Version 7.03. My six months worth of upgrades have long since expired, so I can't upgrade again without paying more money than I can afford to pay right now. However, this is a problem that has only recently started to occur, and I've been on Version 7.03 for a long time now. So I hope you can still assist me. Whenever I insert audio into a sequence and then attempt to play that audio, VideoPad will sometimes soft-lock. What that means is that I will hear the audio play. However, the red marker in the timeline never moves, the triangle icon beneath the preview win
  6. Wait ... where do the terms of service say that? When I installed the software in the first instance, it didn't say anything about a duration. EDIT: See, right here: It says "Lifetime License:" https://secure.nch.com.au/cgi-bin/register.exe?software=videopad
  7. Downloading that version cost me my license! This was only for the non-commercial use! Now I have to pay for a new license!
  8. When the project is currently exporting, I can understand it taking up 100% of my processor. But as of Version 7.05, VideoPad takes up 100% of my processor even when it's idle. I don't even have to actually be making any edits! I can simply switch to firefox to check something, and my pointer on-screen is slow to respond to my mouse movements! Upon switching to my task manager, I find that the problem is that my processor is maxed out at 100%! I have an AMD FX-8350, the most powerful processor my motherboard can take! So I am not short on CPU horsepower. This is just unacceptable. Pl
  9. I just upgraded to version 7.05. However, there's a big problem with this version that I've noticed almost immediately: When I take a snapshot of an image that already some transparency to it (e.g. by me applying a green screen effect), the transparency does not carry over to the snapshot. Instead, the background where the transparency is supposed to be is instead just black. If we want the background to be black, we can simply place a black blank rectangle behind the transparent image! Taking this feature out doesn't add anything, but it does make image & thumbnail creation more
  10. You're accusing me of lying to you? You shouldn't need my specific file. I get this problem with any file that has multiple audio tracks.
  11. When I record raw footage using OBS studio, I usually record my headphones and microphone on separate audio tracks so I can edit them independently. I'm currently using version 7.03 of NCH VideoPad, and when I load a raw recording into a project, it automatically detects when it's a multiple audio track file and asks which audio track I want to load into the project. However, no matter which track I select, it always loads track 1 into the project. Reverting to version 6.32 fixes this problem.
  12. I'm using version 6.30 right now. I reverted back to that version after I encountered a bug in Version 6.32 that I wasn't able to get help with on this board. The option to export all sequences is greyed out. I can't select it. https://i.postimg.cc/sDF2pL9S/NCH-Troubleshooting-1.png Any suggestions?
  13. I noticed that VideoPad has a compression audio effect. https://i.postimg.cc/qvcqC1D5/Compressor.png Can you just teach me how to get the effect I want using that instead? How do I set the maximum decibel level, and how so I set the minimum decibel level?
  14. I'm not seeing any option for a compression effect. https://i.postimg.cc/tTgrjmsV/WaveOad.png Where is it?
  15. But I would have to purchase another license key to do that, wouldn't I?
  16. So VideoPad doesn't have these effects? I can see Compression in VideoPad. But I can't seem to figure out how to make it work like I want it.
  17. When I'm choosing background music to use in my videos, the songs will often have varying levels of amplitude. However, I need my background music to be relatively stable throughout video. I don't want the music so loud that it overshadows my voice or sound effects, but I also don't want the low points in the music to be so soft that the audience can't hear the music at all. Is there a way for me to reduce the maximum amplitude of my audio track to a certain maximum decibel level without affecting any audio that was already beneath that decibel level to begin with? Also, is there a w
  18. In previous versions of VideoPad, I had an option of taking a snapshot at some point in my video and saving it as a still image. That option seems to have been taken out. I can still press the F11 key to take a snapshot, but I cannot choose the resolution for the snapshot anymore because the actual menu for it is gone. Is it really gone, or did you just move it? If it is truly gone, can you please put it back in a future version? I liked having the snapshot ability. It made it easy for me to get thumbnails for my youtube videos without having to switch apps!
  19. Whenever I save an audio clip as a new file, it always exports at a rate of 1,536kb/s. This is astronomically huge, considering that, when exporting a video clip, the audio portion of that clip can only export at a maximum of 320kb/s. It seems that the most HDD-efficient means of saving an audio-only clip is to export it as a video with a black screen with a resolution of 176x144. Is there any menu that lets me select the bitrate when I save an audio clip as a new file?
  20. So let's say I'm editing some audio using VideoPad. At the audio track's loudest point, the audio is simply too loud. I could simply reduce the volume of the audio, but that would reduce the volume of all sounds coming from that track. Some sounds may be reduced to such a point that it isn't loud enough. I'm looking for a type of audio effect whereby I set either a decibal level or a percentage as my "threshold." Any audio that is louder than this threshold would be reduced down to that theshold. Not eliminated altogether, but reduced down to that thresshold. However, sounds in the audio
  21. I recently upgraded to Version 6.30, so if this issue has already been fixed, let me know. Anyway, sometimes, when I export a video, the finished product will have a weird green and/or red blank screen over the footage. This usually happens whenever in between cuts (e.g. if i cut out a loading screen in a game), but sometimes, it can happen randomly. Is this glitch documented? Has it been fixed already, and if not, are there currently any plans to fix it? EDIT: I just exported a video using Version 6.30 and I still had this problem.
  22. My desktop currently has three hard drives on it: Two SSDs and one HDD. The HDD is 2TB. My C Drive is a 64GB SSD and then I have a 250GB SSD. The original idea was for me to just have my OS installed on the 64GB SSD, and then have everything else that would benefit from the load times of an SSD be on the 250GB SSD, while my archives and things that don't normally require they work instantaneously (like archived copies of finalized videos I have already created) could be stored on the massive but slow 2TB HDD. When I installed VideoPad on this system, it did not give me the option of where
  23. Here, maybe this can help clear up the confusion: Let's say that I'm starting out with an image of the Jagged Crown from Skyrim, with a transparent background. At the beginning, the image should look like this: Now, if I added a “border” to it, it would suddenly look like this: However, I want the outline to conform to the shape of the image, not simply to be a solid 16:9 rectangle. The “Shadow” effect (which I called “drop shadow” in the OP) will conform to the shape of a transparent image. Applying some blue shadow to this image causes it to look like this:
  24. I'm talking about this: The "shadow" effect will conform to the shape of the object, but it looks extremely blurry. The "Border" effect has a solid color, but it's always the shape of a 16:9 rectangle, even for images with transparent backgrounds.
  25. No, I mean ... like Section 4 of this webpage: https://www.tubefilter.com/2014/06/19/youtube-thumbnails-definitive-guide/ Notice how the thumbnails they're using for examples... ... have outlines (usually purple outlines) around the people's bodies. Video pad currently has a "shadow" effect, but it's extremely blurry. Notice that the thumbnails in these examples have clear, definite outlines around them.
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