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Zan2 [Avatar]
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With the lunch of the new GoPro Hero 9 I need full support for 5K Video (5120 x 2880) , although PowerDirector can playback and edit the footage with no problems it's not able to export the footage in the same resolution. The highest resolution is in the 4K area so it rescales the footage. I have also tried to manually modify the profile.ini file and create / edit a custom resolution but as soon as I start rendering the output PowerDirect will crash. It's especially frustrating as free alternative such as OpenShot works with no issues.

Did anyone managed to edit 5K footage from the GoPro 9 without issues?
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optodata
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Many people have, so if you tried making a custom produce profile and PD is crashing, chances are that there's an error in the settings or there might be issues with your PC.

This post links to a solid custom setting that could be reduced to 5120x2880.

In addition, please follow the steps in the Read Me Before Posting guide and attach the DxDiag file so we can see the details of your computer.
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Zan2 [Avatar]
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Quote Many people have, so if you tried making a custom produce profile and PD is crashing, chances are that there's an error in the settings or there might be issues with your PC.

This post links to a solid custom setting that could be reduced to 5120x2880.

In addition, please follow the steps in the Read Me Before Posting guide and attach the DxDiag file so we can see the details of your computer.


Custom profile works now after a complete reinstall of the power director so something was crashed. Still it's not a good solution as smart/quick render will not work for custom profile and with the 5K video there is nothing detected so rendering is very slow and has no acceleration from the GPU.

By the way my PC is based on a 8 core / 16 threads Ryzen 7 / 1700
16 GB RAM
nVidia GTX960
3x SSD drives

For working with 4K@30 and 4k@60fps i don't even need shadow files, not even with effects such as slow down, color, contrast adjustments.

Also got an official answer to my support ticket:

"
Hi Customer,
Thank you for contacting CyberLink Technical Support.
We understand that you are unable to produce a 5K video. We are more than willing to assist you.
With reference to your query, we appreciate your suggestion and that the need is forwarded to the related department for consideration.
We suggest not to manually modify the profile in because it might affect PowerDirector 365.
"
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optodata
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Quote Custom profile works now after a complete reinstall of the power director so something was crashed. Still it's not a good solution as smart/quick render will not work for custom profile and with the 5K video there is nothing detected so rendering is very slow and has no acceleration from the GPU.


You may be above the hardware encoding limit of your GTX960. Take a look at this table (you'll need to exapnd it to see older cards like yours).

I'd be happy to test out other profiles to see if NVENC can be used. Just upload a sample clip to OneDrive, Dropbox or Google Drive and post a publicly shareable link here.
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Here is the file on google drive 5K sample

Also here is how PowerDirector works with 4K@60fps from the same camera:
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60 Kbytes
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4K.PNG
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70 Kbytes
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2 time(s)
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Zan2 [Avatar]
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And this for the 5K custom profile.
Also the media info 4K vs 5K
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53 Kbytes
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5k.PNG
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70 Kbytes
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3 time(s)
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4Kvs5K.PNG
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44 Kbytes
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3 time(s)
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optodata
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Thanks very much for the clip and all the details!

I used a modified version of the 5.7K profile in the discussion I linked to above and everything worked great:



I produced the clip in 57 seconds, and you can download it along with the custom profile from this OneDrive folder.

As you can see, the produced clip is at full resolution and quality:

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