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  1. Thanks borate, Never thought of looking there. Not wanting to labour the point, how does one then get the 64-bit version if preferred? Check for update only says "new update available", (without choice?) St B
  2. . . .mmm . . . How does one know whether it is the 32 or 64-bit version? I cannot find a place where one can see this. Then, when one check for updates on the menu of VP, why would it then say yes to the wrong n-bit version? Shouldn't it stay in-line with the bit version already installed? St B
  3. Why is the latest VP update (v10.63) file size so much smaller than the previous one? (about 30%). I am hesitant to update, reading about some of the complaints. St B
  4. hi Borate, Thanks for the offer. I don't want to waste your time. As you have said, you cannot replicate the situation. I can replicate a specific instance easily by using 29.97 (NTSC) fps. Then again on other clips, 29 will work just fine, but it is unpredictable. So, to be on the safe side, I'll just use 30fps all the time and all is fine. Thank you for your interest. St B
  5. After all my projects were finalized and exported (14 of them), I started stringing the exported files together in a new project to form the final production. Then, did the final export using the (technically / politically? correct(lol)) frame rate of 29.97 (NTSC). Mistake! Frozen frames are back! Was surprised at first when somebody contacted me and pointed out the issue. On closer investigation I tried full 30fps and the frozen frames are gone. I can replicate the issue every time when using the 29.97 (NTSC) fps. So my conclusion is that maybe one should stay away from 29.97 (NTSC) or its double of 59.94fps. Is there any technical reason why one should use 29.97 (NTSC) fps? St B
  6. Hi Nat, Yes we are on the same page here. Sure, the work-around is very clumsy but it seems for now , it could be the only way until something better arrives. VP in totality does have quite a few shortcomings regarding its operation. I for example did a few pen and paper calculations during editing due to a lack of indicators, such as a "selection length" as in WavePad. See also my post on text line feed speed. Any case, thanks for your detailed response. St B
  7. . . . or keep blank inserts with one's text notes on one track and then "Hide track on output"? and group them to ensure they stay attached to the specific issue. St B
  8. While working on my assignment with about 300+ takes (clips) ending up with about 25 projects, all to eventually end up as one project, I was wondering if there is any way of adding "editor's notes" to a timeline. Working on this assignment, going back and forth, I sometimes stop at a timeline position, being revisited for some reason, and then for the life of me, cannot figure out why this weird step is on the timeline, but working perfectly fine. Or working on a timeline, expanding, etc. removing a weird piece, totally illogical, only to discover when I test the project, why that weird thing was doing there. Question: Can one add editor's notes to a timeline? St B
  9. I have seen quite a few discussions (with frustrations) of people that hates the text scroll stuttering. So do I. I have gone on the internet and it is interestingly enough, a frustration all round regardless of which editing software is used. During my search to get solutions to this problem, I can across posts of people that know (I think and hope) that states the following or similar amongst two or three lessor important suggestions:- “The single best thing you can do for your end credits is reduce scroll speed. Our recommended sweet spot is 3 pixels per frame (in 2k or HD) or 6 pixels per frame (in 4k and UHD).” Question: Has anyone ever did this calculation? How does one apply this in VP? How do I apply this statement or translate this to scroll speed (ie. 50 lines per minute or clip length in sec = lines x 2.75 sec/line - [my formula, but still has the odd hiccup])? How to include font size in the formula etc. Anyone ever tried this calculation or got to a formula? Please let me know. Judging from all the posts, I am sure lots of editors would like to hear a about this. St B
  10. Thanks Nat, I'm sort of done, for the "n" th time. Now to experimenting to get the optimum compression and other specs to not loose picture quality when uploading to YouTube and/or Vimeo. I've checked through all the sequences which will be exported to become cuts in the final sequence, and all the cropping and fading is moving to black. (check) Thanks for you and Borate's assistance. St B
  11. Hi Nat, Thanks for the response. I think I now fully understand the fading and cropping transparency characteristics. I used the cropping and fading to get some special effects and also to hide actor dance errors in the footage (all I had to work with). So placing the black blank on track 2, solved the problem and track 3 showed exactly what I wanted without track 1 now starting to shine thru during track 3's cropping or fading moves, confusing the flow. (ie. from a viewers point of view, they may think, oops, the editor forgot something). 🤦‍♂️ St B
  12. Thanks Borate, So I assume the same goes for fading on the upper levels, i.e. fading also goes transparent thus revealing the track underneath at that point in time. If not, what then? Not sure I understand this. St B
  13. Upload on its way. Sorry, I see it's a bit of a stiff size. Track 2 at +/- 0:59.204 had a black blank. I see this is a bit different because it is not cropping involved but fading. As the fading de/increase lower levels' shine thru increases. Track 3 at +/- 1:52.758 has cropping where you will see a shine thru across the top. Thanks St B
  14. Lower levels video tracks shine through. First, my take on how the track setup works:- Track 1 is the main video track/clip Track 2 (maybe shorter clips) overrides track 1 (ie. Track 1 won’t be visible for track 2’s duration) Track 3 (still shorter clip pieces, etc), will again override track 2 and 1. (ie. Track 1&2 won’t be visible) . . . and so on. The highest track # has “video show” priority. This works all perfectly until the other day when I started to do some “cropping” on the top levels. I noticed that that in the “black area” of the cropping, the lower level tracks will shine through and become visible instead of the black cropped area staying solid black. The only way I could solve this problem was to add another track with black “blank” inserts below the cropped track to block the shine through effect. Now this works, but it is a clumsy work around. What is the correct way to solve this problem? Any suggestions? St B
  15. Well well, ain't that just wonderful! I never made that connection. Must say I love the grid's centre line to help me pan horizontally to avoid going up and down accidentally, but then the jerky snapping messes up. Thank you very much Borate. St B
  16. Hi Nat, The grid snapping really bothers me. The "enable" and "disable" as per your post, has no effect. It there a "hold" key that can temporarily disable the snapping? I am referring to the grid in clip preview window when I want to adjust a zoom or crop window. St B
  17. How do I get my videos to show a thumbnail in Windows explorer or YouTube or Vimeo? St B
  18. Hi Nat, Thanks for the info and suggestions. I think I solved the hole problem with the framerate discovery. Problem totally disappeared. (see posts earlier). Yes I do film with lots of lead in and out footage. St B
  19. Okay, I think I found the solution. It is caused by frame rate! And yes , makes zero sense how, but I experimented by adding a pink blank at the end of the sequence to see if I'll get a blank frozen frame in the said position, but no, it takes the last frame of the clip. But . . . . then I exported a video at 60fps and not the legacy value of 59.97fps (2x 29.97) , which I notice VP changes to when one specifies 60fps and, what do you know, the issue disappeared! I.e. VP does not like it if one specify exactly on its behalf, it will do its own adjustment (i think). So if you want to try and replicate the issue, try a video export and specify 59.94fps constant. St B
  20. Thank you borate for the download. Yes that is what I am suppose the get. Check the "frozen" image. It is not there (in the beginning of the clip) if you check the individual clips, that image with arms up high, is the last image of the clip. St B
  21. Hi Nat, "Between 26 and 27" is a "copy" of the last frame of the sequence. Not a clue how it gets there. "Was there a cut at this point". - Well it is the "set start" point on the clip preview window. Before that the dancers were standing around and getting their spacing right. "XFade choice? Static or overlap?". - Tried both, deleted the cut and replaced it again. No difference. It only happens when I add a X-fade. "Edit...I've got the clip downloaded now and in VLC the jump cut is still there but not too noticeable". - I also play it in VLC and on different LED TVs. The freeze is about 5 seconds and although you and I may think it is a nice artistic touch, it doesn't go down with the teacher (LOL). "Not noticed any black frames yet." I think the "black gap" is actually not a gap but also a freeze frame because in that video (first case), the last frame was black because of a fade out. My conclusion is that there are no gaps, it is in both cases the last frame that gets dragged into the "freeze zone". So there is only the one issue of the freeze frame, whatever the image or colour of the last frame. Thank you guys for your interest and trying to help. I am currently pressed to deliver this total project but will after delivery try and install VP issues backwards to see at what point this issue started. I never had this before that I can remember. St B
  22. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Asm5jqTgepbLZjSF5h_jGBQm7jF_NAko/view?usp=sharing about 25 sec in. St B
  23. Original (source) video file format = 1920x1080 frame rate = 59.94 fps (60) Bitrate = 50892 kbps Intermediate export for add back into VP as clips video file format = 1920x1080 frame rate = 59.94 fps (60) Bitrate = 10000 kbps Final export video file format = 1920x1080 HD frame rate = Constant 29.97 fps (TV NTSC) Bitrate = 5000 kbps St B
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