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Ulf57 [Avatar]
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Hi!
I downloaded the trial version of PowerDirector 16 ultra to test the stabilization option.
But I can't import any videos (stitched MP4 from the Xiaomi 360 cam)?
I get a message that says that I can't with this version of the software?
Is this normal with the trial version?

Thankful for answers.

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Ulf57
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stevek
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It should if the mp4 files are not H264,

Here are the limitations:

30-day trial version
Limited template pack NewBlue effect pack limited to 10 effects
Does not include CyberLink WaveEditor
Importing and producing H.264 video files is only supported on Windows 10/8.1/8/7 systems or hardware platforms offering independent H.264 encoding and decoding
Watermark appears at the beginning of produced videos (5 seconds) 2K/4K resolution H.264 video files are not supported Importing and producing H.265 video files is not available.

What kind of mp4 files are they?

You may want to buy the full version and return it within 30 days if it doesn't work for you. .
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ynotfish
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Hi Ulf57 -

Steve's almost certainly right - it's a limitation of the trial version. See here under Product Information.

The Xiaomi 360 records at 3456 x 1728 @ 30fps (40mbps or 55 mbps), 2304 x 1152 @ 60fps or 2048 x 512 @ 120fps (Bullet time), which puts it in the 2K-4K range.

I couldn't find an original sample clip to test, but I'd be confident it'd be compatible with the full version of PDR16.

Cheers - Tony

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Quote It should if the mp4 files are not H264,

Here are the limitations:

30-day trial version
Limited template pack NewBlue effect pack limited to 10 effects
Does not include CyberLink WaveEditor
Importing and producing H.264 video files is only supported on Windows 10/8.1/8/7 systems or hardware platforms offering independent H.264 encoding and decoding
Watermark appears at the beginning of produced videos (5 seconds) 2K/4K resolution H.264 video files are not supported Importing and producing H.265 video files is not available.

What kind of mp4 files are they?

You may want to buy the full version and return it within 30 days if it doesn't work for you.



STEVEK Thanks for the information. I think I follow your advice and buy the full version!
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Ulf57
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Quote Hi Ulf57 -

Steve's almost certainly right - it's a limitation of the trial version. See here under Product Information.

The Xiaomi 360 records at 3456 x 1728 @ 30fps (40mbps or 55 mbps), 2304 x 1152 @ 60fps or 2048 x 512 @ 120fps (Bullet time), which put's it in the 2K-4K range.

I couldn't find an original sample clip to test, but I'd be confident it'd be compatible with the full version of PDR16.

Cheers - Tony



ynotfish Thanks for the information! I'll follow STEVEK's advice and buy the full version.
regards
Ulf57
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In trail version, you get the limited option. To use the advanced version you need to buy it.
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Quote In trail version, you get the limited option. To use the advanced version you need to buy it.
websiteee! Yes, thanks I will do that! Managed to import .mov and normal.mp4 and test the stabilization and it looks promising. I can't find a way to level the horisont, though - just rotating.
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Ulf57 [Avatar]
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websiteee, ynotfish and stevek
Hi again!
I bought the software suit ($79) and it works real good.
It imports all videoformat I've tried.
So far so good...
I have a question that maby one of you that's been using it for a while can answer:
It recognizes 3D Top/bottom videos (Vuze), I can import them and even see the video as a TB video in the window.
It also say's that PowerDirector can output/render 3D videos (after fixing this and that) and that I somwhere can choose between 3D and 2D...but I can't find that choise.
So when I render the video, it comes out as a 2D (left window) video???
Anyone knows how to render out TB videos from PowerDirector?
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I have never used that feature dure to lack of 3D footage...
But in the Produce section there are four tabs:

Standard 2D
3D
Device
Online

Choose 3D?

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Ulf57 [Avatar]
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Quote I have never used that feature dure to lack of 3D footage...
But in the Produce section there are four tabs:

Standard 2D
3D
Device
Online

Choose 3D?

Hatti


Hello Hatti!
Thanks!!
Yes, for normal videos this function works and we can output SBS or anaglyph 3D video.
But I don't find the same thing for 360 video...
Maby they add the function soon


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Hello Hatti!
Thanks!!
Yes, for normal videos this function works and we can output SBS or anaglyph 3D video.
But I don't find the same thing for 360 video...
Maby they add the function soon


Ulf57

There is no need of such a function. Import your 360° footage. If you add those footage to the timeline, PD will ask you, what kind of project you will make: 360° or 2D.
If you choose 360°, you can edit your video and PD will produce a 360° video. That is 2:1 aspect ratio with a special marker, that it is 360°. I did this many times and after uploading it to Youtube it was shown as 360°.
If you choose 2D, you can use the view designer, where you can select the part of 360° where you want to look at. And PD will produce a normal video in 16:9 aspect ratio.

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