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I imported a 7040 x 7040 image and tried to put into the timeline and the whole program just froze, everthing was all fine until the program tried to preview the huge asf image, but for some reason instead of lowering the quality of the preview image, like any other normal video editing software, it tries to preview it 100% of the quality, which freezes the whole damn program???? there isn't a preview quality format setting anymore so how the hell (just dont even try to give any answers about hardware, im just asking how to change the preview quality, not to upgrade my damn RAM or video card)

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Hi

The preview resolution is fixed and can't be changed.  I created a 7040 x 7040 bmp image of 141 mb which loaded normally to the timeline....

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If your asf image doesn't seem to be working have you tried converting it to another format? What version of VP are you using? This example was done in VP 8.74

Incorporated into a timeline of "normal" sized video clips there  was a noticeable  pause to transfer the preview between a video clip and the large image.

Nat

 

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In a so-called Master Edition or Professional package, among other things it's disappointing to see that the preview resolution is fixed - it cannot be dropped to speed up previews. That is neither helpful nor conducive to time constraints and workflows. The fact is we just don't have the time to keep messing around changing formats and chasing workarounds. Therefore it makes sense to change the preview resolution, both to speed up editing and to avoid unacceptable delays and lost time. As video editors we cannot hope to complete videos to deadlines with VP until it's fit for use. Here, we think we wasted our money.

Producing videos for vloggers is a demanding chore, made worse by troublesome  software. Most people's video preview area only occupies a fraction of their screen - but it's vital to see what the playback looks like. So far, every version of Videopad has struggled to process effects in realtime, and 8.16 is no different. 

VP has many good points. And it's a reasonable price but there are sound reasons for that. Please either fix Videopad's issues permanently, and increase the price, or don't sell it.

Now using VP 8.16: on average - thanks to omnipresent buffering - we lose an hour for every ten-minute video we make on VP, which is a shockingly bad loss and a bit of a joke. Frankly, it's a pointless exercise. We just can't have confidence in another upgrade and more investments.

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7 hours ago, PagP said:

I imported a 7040 x 7040 image and tried to put into the timeline and the whole program just froze, everthing was all fine until the program tried to preview the huge asf image, but for some reason instead of lowering the quality of the preview image, like any other normal video editing software, it tries to preview it 100% of the quality, which freezes the whole damn program???? there isn't a preview quality format setting anymore so how the hell (just dont even try to give any answers about hardware, im just asking how to change the preview quality, not to upgrade my damn RAM or video card)

Buffering and rendering standard MTS and mp4 videos in the preview window causes the same problems: Videopad usually struggles. This of course results in wasted hours and frustration which no paying customer deserves. Apparently the 64 Bit version is a long way off.

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Upgrade to this version.  For licensed users upgrades are free for up to six months from purchase date.  After that, VP will continue to fully function but a fee will be required in order to register the newest.  Retain your old install file and registration info.

Toggle "hardware acceleration" under OPTIONS | EDITING tab, to see if this affects speed.

Try decreasing the size of the PV window by dragging the white line under the thumbnails upwards.  image.png

File suggestions with the company.  Click the chevron at the top-right of the VP window.

There is virtually no buffering here if caching (the green line above the video track) is allowed to complete.  That said, this being a 32-bit program, multi-tracks/effects and very high-res files can max out memory.  The 64-bit version you mention is in the works.

Video editing is hardware intensive.  If your project contains large high-resolution files consider proxy editing.  As you may know, this technique is often employed, even in higher-end NLE programs.

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Thanks for all the replies but i had to find another way and just used a proxy file, compressed the file into a smaller image and it fixed the problem, although changing preview qualities could have helped much more

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