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Warry [Avatar]
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Today I have installed the latest version of PD. I like to make to following remarks on this new release:

  • Love the Shutterstock availability. It will no doubt be benecitial for me future projects.

  • What I don't like is that this Shutterstock icon seems to appear in the media room of all and every of my projects. Can it not be concealed somewhere ready to call? OKay I disappears when I select video-only or images-only or music-only, but I have a mixture of all these most of the times. Can we have a button, please Cyberlink, or is it already there and did I not discover it yet?

  • Obviously I have tried some downloads, and I am impressed with how it works. However a number of the downloads (but not all) end with the message that an error occurred while opening the media file. I see that these error-files are still sitting in the Shutterstock download folder, as a subsequent message that the download was succesfull shows. PD does not load them.

  • What I would like is to know in advance what the size of the Shutterstock download is. Am I downloading 50 or 500Mb, (which might be an indication of the quality too?)

  • The files that DID successfully download and add to the media room, do not show strangely enough when I select "downloaded", although of course they are.

  • In the PIP-designer What strikes me is that the first time I press on play the screen goes black for a very short moment before the playing is started. The subsequent plays go without the black...



I have forwarded these remarks through "provide suggestions" too.
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optodata
Senior Contributor Private Message Location: California, USA Joined: Sep 16, 2011 16:04 Messages: 5059 Offline
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  • What I would like is to know in advance what the size of the Shutterstock download is. Am I downloading 50 or 500Mb, (which might be an indication of the quality too?)

I agree that it would be nice to see the file size when browsing, maybe like the pop-up messages PD already provides when hovering the cursor over existing media clips. At least you get to see the file size after clicking the Download button

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  • The files that DID successfully download and add to the media room, do not show strangely enough when I select "downloaded", although of course they are.

  • That's a fairly important thing for CL to miss, since all items downloaded from DZ show up that way. A workaround would be to create a new Shutterstock tag, then select all the downloaded clips and use right-click, Add to > Shutterstock. Unfortunately, you'll also need to do that in every single project

    Another thing I found is that unlike all DZ content, Shutterstock media are not visible in any other projects unless you specifically import the shared folder (which defaults to \OneDrive\Documents\CyberLink\PowerDirector\Shutterstock Cache Files\ on my system). You could easily end up with multiple copies of Shutterstock clips because you'd have to download a new copy each time if you didn't import the shared folder (or the specific clips from that folder).

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  • In the PIP-designer What strikes me is that the first time I press on play the screen goes black for a very short moment before the playing is started. The subsequent plays go without the black...


  • I see the same thing, and like you saw, it's only blank the first time it's previewed after opening the PiP Designer.

    Unfortunately, I've now had 4 Kernel Heap Mode BSODs caused by nvlddmkm.sys when trying to write this response, so something about the new PD, Win10 2004, or the latest nVidia Studio Diver ( 451.48 ) is broken.

    I've reported the issue on ticket CS002182557.

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