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Everything posted by Miggy

  1. Thanks borate and Nationalsolo, I think I was looking at the wrong place for the Clip & Background option.. I'll give that a try and see how it works. What I had in mind was not actually applying the effect, but just to have a graphical representation of the object you're repositioning, rotating, etc, on the screen. After further thought, you wouldn't need a "Apply" button, but maybe the effects wouldn't ne applied to the whole track until you exit the effects dialogue box. Might not be possible, but was just a thought.
  2. I captured some video from a VHS tape from a movie I made 20 years ago. I broke this up into 22 or so separate videos for the different scenes. Of course, it's at 640X480, since it's from a tape. As a test, I exported one of the clips to a 1080p video, and it came out just the way I was hoping. As in figure 1, it displays just as if you're watching 4X3 material on a widescreen TV. I'm almost finished putting the movie together, and the last scene I'm working on I'm superimposing another video onto it (scaled down and rotated). I was finally done last night, but when I exported again at 1080p,
  3. Thanks, Nationalsolo. I never did find the CLIP AND BACKGROUND option (although I found the dual preview window option, if that accomplished the same thing?) , but undocking the preview window allowed me to do what I needed to do. Another small followup question that would be a good suggestion for an update, unless it's already there and I'm just missing it. When you're in the effects window and applying an effect, it seems that VP applies it to the whole clip each time you make an adjustment. In other words, each time you click an arrow to increase or decrease crop (for example), i
  4. Okay, thanks. Was going to try it out this weekend, but sounds like I need to wait until I'm really sure 6.21 is ready.
  5. I'll try that out when I get home this evening. Thanks, borate! That sure would make things easier. Additional question: Is there a way to zoom in on the sequence preview? What I'm trying to position, scale, and rotate is rather small and it would be helpful to zoom in somehow to get precise positioning.
  6. Couple of questions: 1 - I was thinking of installing the new version onto my laptop to test it out, then replacing the one on my desktop. I'm assuming when I install it, I just use the key I got when I purchased it. I'm also guessing you can install it onto 2 machines like that, but just want to make sure it doesn't cause me a problem getting the new version on my desktop. 2 - Unless I'm just not seeing it, the Videopad product page doesn't indicate which version you're downloading. The install program itself is only called vppsetup.exe. How do you know when the new version is relea
  7. I'm currently working on adding a scaled down and rotated video superimposed over the video on the main track. When you initiate an effect or switch back to it, VP goes to clip preview. While on that screen, it has up the "interactive" version of changing the settings (click and drag to reposition, click and drag the dots to rotate, etc). But when you switch to sequence view to see how it lines up with your main video, it goes away. You can change it using the values still, but that interactive ability would be really useful when you can see it over the main video. Is this just how it wor
  8. Thank you borate and Nationalsolo for your responses. I ended up redoing the whole sequence from scratch and that time the video ended properly. I don't know what was going on before, but hopefully it was just a weird one time glitch.
  9. I bought VP a few weeks ago, so should be fine. I'll wait until next weekend to download it.
  10. Thanks, borate. Okay, that's good to know. I saw your reply to my question about my issues with ending a sequence with a titled overlay. Maybe the new version will fix that. What's the best way to do that? An option to check for updates n the program itself, or download directly from the website?
  11. I ran into an issue last night that was about to drive me crazy before I found a way I could fix it. But I'm wondering if I was doing something wrong in the first place or if this is normal VideoPad behavior. I did a project that had 4 short video clips put in order (total length is about 40 seconds) with music in the background. I put a text overlay on the last video clip. Previewing showed no problems, so I exported it to an MP4 movie. When I played back the movie, I noticed something weird at the very end. Eventually saw that the last frame was the text over a black background. So
  12. I bought VideoPad a few weeks ago. Is this new version something I can apply an update or am I expected to buy it again?
  13. Miggy

    youtube problem

    If I remember correctly, you can't export your project to a video file after the trial period ends. So, can you export a project to a video? If you can, just go to YouTube and click and drag that video to the upload section. These steps will provide troubleshooting data.
  14. Okay, I first tried to slow down a 4 second clip from another video and that worked fine. Then I tried the original piece of footage, and now that"s working fine. I guess my computer just wasn't in a cooperative mood this morning!
  15. I got that, too, the first few times I tried to a transition but haven't gotten it since. I *think* what it is, is that you have a default setting for the duration of the transition, and the clip that follows where you're trying to do the transition is shorter than that. I believe the message offers the option of automatically making a change that will allow the transition. I'm sure other more advanced users will probably chime in!
  16. Thank you Borate for doing that test. Later this evening I will try to clear the cache, and then also will try to change the play speed on a different piece of video to see if I get the same result.
  17. Thanks, Borate. I should have the latest, as I just recently got VP and downloaded it directly from NCH's website. I know my video driver is up to date, so I'll try to clear the cache when I get home. In the meantime, let me just check this. The reason I'm changing the video speed is that this segment is only 4 seconds long, and I wanted to draw it out to 9 or 10 seconds. Could the segment being so short be causing the problem?
  18. I had this issue this morning when trying to change the playspeed of a video clip. I changed it to play at 50% speed, then previewed it once. After that, preview doesn't work any more. The pause button gets stuck so you can't click play. Also, dragging the scrubber over the clip doesn't even flash through the video in the preview windows. I closed out Videopad to reload it, but it wouldn't run - clicking on desktop icon just doesn't do anything. I had to log off and log back into Windows for VP to run. Then it works fine until I apply the video speed change, and then it breaks it again every t
  19. Thanks, Vapors. Windows Media Player will actually rip CDs and add the metatags, but it does this automatically without even any chance at putting in a custom genre tag. So maybe ripping with that and editing it with another program will accomplish what I need.
  20. I just had the idea of trying to rip the CD from a different drive, just in case that was the cause but it's the same result:
  21. There's a button to the left of the audio tracks that you click and select the volume level. Just set it to 0. Unless I'm misunderstanding your question?
  22. vapors, Thanks for the reply and doing some testing. Much appreciated. As far as easily editing the metadata, I'm assuming you mean through another program, as I don't think Express Rip will edit sound files already on your computer. Do you have a good one to recommend if that's the route I need to take? The program I've been using for years (Tag&Rename) suddenly quit working last week. The tags show up properly on my computer when looking at the music files, but show up as "Unknown artist", etc when I play it on my car system. I reinstalled it and then installed a previou
  23. I thought tgparker was asking how to edit the left or right audio channel separate from the other. And that's something I'd like to know as well. Maybe you need Wavepad to do that?
  24. I tried to send this to tech support, but it said I had to buy the program first before I could send the message. No, if you fix this issue, then I will buy it. I hope someone will see this post, whether tech support or another user, that can help me. Here is the message I was trying to send: ExpressRip is exactly what I was needing and I was ready to buy. But then I ripped a CD that has apostrophe's (') in the album title and in one of the songs. The apostrophe comes out as a weird symbol (it's small, so can't really see it, but maybe a hex code?) in the metadata. Do you know of any possib
  25. Oh yeah, the shaky titles are intentional. That's the charm of No-Budget Productions. I saw the text / title features, but that would make it look too professional. Just buying Videopad alone is 6x the budget of my first movie 20 years ago!
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