CyberLink Community Forum
where the experts meet
| Advanced Search >
Blending has sparse sample support
Reply to this topic
BarryTheCrab
Senior Contributor Private Message Location: USA Joined: Nov 06, 2008 22:18 Messages: 6032 Offline
[Post New]
Hello to all,

this is BarryTheCrab, I just wanted to suggest to the masses, and maybe Cyberlink will notice...they have a new function, BLENDING.

If folks are going to use it, maybe Cyberlink should consider providing more samples to download, there are only seven and that is just silly. HP Envy Phoenix/4thGen i7-4770(4@3.4GHz~turbo>3.9)/Nvidia GTX 960(4GB)/16GB DDR3/7,200rpm/w10x64---
Canon Vixia HV30/HF-M40/HF-M41/HF-G20/Olympus E-PL5. Analog tape capture equipment.
https://www.facebook.com/B-Gill-Cyber-Studio-609762572849441
Reply
[Post New]
Hello BarryTheCrab,

It's assumed you're referring to the new Blending Tool in PowerDirector 15. PhotoDirector also has similar tools in Edit > Photo Effects > Overlay and Layers > Blending Mode.

For members who aren't aware of the new Blending Tool in PDR15, here's an outline/tutorial showing how it can be used - http://www.cyberlink.com/learning/video/604/

You're right Barry. There is only a small number of blending samples available. Unlike many other DirectorZone Effects, these don't appear to be able to be user-generated, as there's no facility to save/save as in the Blending Tool module.

A simple alternative is to overlay a separate video and adjust opacity. That, of course, doesn't allow the use of the 8 blending modes built into the tool.

The overlay videos are found in C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\templates\PowerDirector Content Pack Premium 2\BlendEffect, where each folder contains a video & .xml file. I'll investigate how it might be practical to expand the range available.

PIX PhD CDR ADR DZ MVL PP Forum Moderator
PIX YouTube channel
Reply
BarryTheCrab
Senior Contributor Private Message Location: USA Joined: Nov 06, 2008 22:18 Messages: 6032 Offline
[Post New]
To be honest I was ignorant of the fact there is an actual editing technique referred to as "blending", worthy of its own dedicated module/plug in. I have, however, blended media in the past, just thought it was called "editing". HP Envy Phoenix/4thGen i7-4770(4@3.4GHz~turbo>3.9)/Nvidia GTX 960(4GB)/16GB DDR3/7,200rpm/w10x64---
Canon Vixia HV30/HF-M40/HF-M41/HF-G20/Olympus E-PL5. Analog tape capture equipment.
https://www.facebook.com/B-Gill-Cyber-Studio-609762572849441
Reply
BarryTheCrab
Senior Contributor Private Message Location: USA Joined: Nov 06, 2008 22:18 Messages: 6032 Offline
[Post New]
I know there are many many free blending samples out in the webworld, but it just seems if Blending was going to have it's own dedicated plug-in, Cyberlink would also let us upload our own files, and I know I am repeating a little, but 7 in-house Blending files makes it appear (to me) that even CL wasn't all that excited about the new feature. I'm actually looking for a way to use it, but haven't yet. HP Envy Phoenix/4thGen i7-4770(4@3.4GHz~turbo>3.9)/Nvidia GTX 960(4GB)/16GB DDR3/7,200rpm/w10x64---
Canon Vixia HV30/HF-M40/HF-M41/HF-G20/Olympus E-PL5. Analog tape capture equipment.
https://www.facebook.com/B-Gill-Cyber-Studio-609762572849441
Reply
Reply to this topic
Powered by JForum 2.1.8 © JForum Team