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How many Video and Audio Tracks are supported in the Pro version of Video Pad?
I have used the full version of Premiere and need the ability to have at least 5 video tracks and 8 audio tracks.
Will Video Pad Pro version run well using 8 Gigs of RAM on an older i7 2700K CPU?

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Tim///

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While VP allegedly supports an 'unlimited' number of tracks, in reality it's best to be economical.  Your requirement should be well within VP limits, and projects utilizing many more tracks have been seen.  Should be no problem.  Yet, a cautionary note, it is a 32-bit program (64-bit soon).

As such, lengthy projects with very high-resolution files, multiple tracks and many effects sometimes bump up against memory limitations, especially at export.  To lessen the load it can be wise to break up such projects into individual exports, to be merged for the final output.

8 Gigs of RAM on an older i7 2700K isn't beefy for resource-intensive video editing, but should be okay.

Each project is different.  Describe yours in more detail and someone may be able to offer more insight.

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Thanks borate.

I am a volunteer firefighter. 
- We have dash cams with audio on two of our apparatus ( a 4,000 gallon tank truck and a pumper engine). 
- We have a fire company photographer-videographer who is on the scene of most working fires and emergencies.
- In this age of smart phones we get many donations to our fire company of video and photographs of our larger, active emergencies from an array of view points and vantage points.
- At large incidents such as fires, we utilize at least three radio channels - for responding, fire scene operations, and water supply operations (because we don't have fire hydrants in our rural areas, we have to take water with us and then set up a systems near the emergency scene to replentlsh our tank trucks).
I set up a 14 channel A to D recording system in our station's radio room that records our county's fire and EMS audio 24/7.
For the largest, longest duration events, we also get copies of recordings of all our radio channels from our 9-1-1 dispatch center.  This provides us with a high quality backup recording of any radio traffic recorded in our fire station radio room that was missed, stepped on, or distorted.  This also provides us with time stamp redundancy across assets.

I have been using Premiere as a repository for all of these assets.  I place the initial dispatch audio at the beginning of the first audio track, followed by the audio from our engine dash cam (the engine responds first to fires in our primary coverage area).  All other audio and video is synced to this audio track using the metadata present in most of these assets.  If no time stamps are available in an audio recording, we manually locate where that clip belongs in relation to the master sync audio track by listening to other redundant audio streams.

Why do we do all of this?
First, it provides an orderly repository for all of the media related to a specific fire company event.
Second, our officers and firefighters review the completed project to see and hear things they may have missed during the incident, to confirm that certain things did or did not occur, and as a factual backdrop to our further incident critique.  This last item leads to us improving our individual, crews, fire company, and overall incident operation and management.
Third, it is really cool to sit back and see the entire picture of a massive incident transpire when each of us was only a small of that picture when it occurred.

Does this give a good feel for what we are doing?

Thanks.
Tim///

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A noble effort, indeed.  Don't see why VP can't handle it.  Audio tracks will normally mix, but can be soloed.  Individual tracks can be exported.

Worth a test drive of VP software.  The unlicensed version is a trial with limited effects, audio tracks and export options, which can vary from time to time.

The licensed version has no such limitations, and upgrades are free for six-months.

The folks in this forum are here to help if problems arise.

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Using Videopad since V8x, we've not had many problems with the 'professional' / 'master' version, as long we only imported just a few (only the most necessary) video and audio tracks such as for adverts or trailers. As professionals, for bigger projects we use something else. We bought and played with VP and found that it's easy to learn and get along with. A simple video production is easily achievable with VP. Unfortunately we can't justify the full version price, issues, taxes etc. VP is not our go-to software, not least because it's only 32 bit (VP sorely needs a total overhaul imho). 

We don't have time for proxy editing. There is no option allowing you to reduce resolution previews (a staple feature of video editors weirdly taken out of VP). I guess the bottom line is that time is money for professionals and customers (or even for private users), but Videopad works just fine within a specific user base.

That's our frank, honest and balanced answer to the O.P.

Have a great day.

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