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Quote Hi,

Autosave settings are found in Preferences>Project. Both Save interval and Save location can be set.

CL uses an Application Manager to manage updates and downloads. the FAQ page is here: https://www.cyberlink.com/support/general-faq-list.do#c155

Unfortunately it is an issue where the downloads required are large and the user is in a remote locations or on mobile internet but there may be no way round it if the update is required.

I would recommend contacting CS with the issue of the failed installation, but I think you may have to try the whole update process again.

Cheers
PowerDirector Moderator

I didn't know about that Autosave option. Thanks. To me those 268mb should remain until the update is completed. Absurd to have to do it over and over again if the update fails in terms of cost, time and bandwidth.
I spent much time on a video. I started the render. Part of the way through it announced pd16 had stopped working but maybe if I downloaded the update it might work again. By the way, there should be degrees of auto save in this program. Many very basic and free progams, like Libre free word processing(and forums) have auto save. I downloaded a little file then when clicked it started downloading 268MB. I'm out of the country on mobile internet which is quite expensive and slow. It downloaded it all and got 87% of the way through then gave the error message ${IDS_CL_FOLDERLOCKEDINFOMSG_Enu}. Nothing I could do to get around it. Restarted the pc and the 268 mb are gone from the download folder. They just assume one can casually download such a big file I guess. To me it looked suspiciously like the update somehow caused the render to fail. My previous renders didn't fail. Here it fails and immediately I see the message to update and maybe a solution. Many regrettable aspects of this.
Quote I found a quick and dirty solution to my problem: Use a mouse macro recorder utility like Mini Mouse Macro or similar. Adjust its execution (play macro) time to minimum and you 're okay!

Interesting. I haven't used "macros" before so hope I can get the hang of it. Better if Cyberlink would add many more hotkey options and ability to save presets. Thanks
Quote If you perform like this, the "cropping" is not "keyframable" <- cool word, isn't it?
But the cropping is just like zooming. You choose a different "viewport" of your clip, you "crop away the unwanted parts". That new viewport is zoomed to the size of the view.
You can perform the same in the preview window, butt if you do it there, it is "keyframable"

I made a little video for you to show, what PlaySound and Warry meant.

<a>https://youtu.be/OVChrxXdUDc</a>

Hatti

Edit: Tony was faster...


Allright! I appreciate you showing that with a video. That helps to understand. In my case, I usually need very specific crops. For example there might be two people and something in the clip I don't want in the video. I might want just one person and also avoid something. When I've finished cropping I often go to keyframe, disable aspect ratio, and stretch it out a bit to make it take up more of the frame so it's not such a skinny picture. Would you say this way you show can be as precise as cropping? Anyway, good to see this way of doing it. Thanks
Quote Hi Francois -

I posted this screen capture recently for another user who had a similar problem. Maybe it'll help you. It's what Warry & Playsound were suggesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znHwLysua3k

As you've found, copying & pasting keyframe attributes doesn't work for Crop & Zoom.

In your case, you'd only paste the keyframe attributes to the clips that need to be cropped in the same way.

Cheers - Tony


That's good to know anyhow. Thanks
Quote Did you try this:

  • crop the first clip as described (your way or PlaySound's way, whichever that suits you best)

  • copy the keyframe attributes of that clip

  • past the keyframe attributes for each of the clips (1/3 I understand) that should have the same cropping.


I cropped the long way. Then I copied the keyframe attributes then I went to another clip and pasted it. It resized the clip but didn't crop it. I'm new to keyframe use in general. Am I missing a step. Thanks
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Quote I've got a multicam timeline and have to crop every time I change clips. About 1/3 of the crops are similar but I don't find any place for making a crop preset. The other crops vary.These are the clicks I have to make for every clip.
1.tools
2.power tools
3.crop and zoom check box
4.crop/zoom button
5.freeform
6.click blue dot center crop area before any adjustments possible
7.start adjusting crop size
8.ok

So I'm interested to see if I can speed up this tedious process. Thanks


try it
Select the video, Direct action on the image in the Preview screen
Keyframe button, Clip Attributes, for more resources.

Thanks for the reply.Not sure what you mean by "more resources"? I haven't figured out how to crop in this area.
I've got a multicam timeline and have to crop every time I change clips. About 1/3 of the crops are similar but I don't find any place for making a crop preset. The other crops vary.These are the clicks I have to make for every clip.
1.tools
2.power tools
3.crop and zoom check box
4.crop/zoom button
5.freeform
6.click blue dot center crop area before any adjustments possible
7.start adjusting crop size
8.ok

So I'm interested to see if I can speed up this tedious process. Thanks
Quote You cannot set other programs than the cyberlink products as external programs.
If you edit the audio, either WaveEditor or AudioDirector starts. I see no way to make Reaper work.
Unfortunately, you will have to mix your audio outside the video editing process.
I know DaVincy Resolve, Pinnacle Studio and HitFilm. As far as I know, none of them allows to set Reaper as an audio editor.

Hatti

Too bad. I think I could do that with Sony Vegas. Unfortunately their multicam function had problems. Maybe the 2nd part of the question should be a separate topic. I found it impossible to copy an audio track in the timeline. Thanks for the reply.
Can I use Reaper where it says "edit audio"? It defaults to Wave Editer. I prefer to use Reaper as my external audio editer. Also I tried selecting the audio track (it's ungrouped from the video track) and pressed control-C. Instead it only captures the original mp4 file and not even the shortened one in the timeline. I had trimmed a bit off in the timeline. Is there a better way to accomplish this? Thanks
After I edited and repasted back into pd16 mine was a bit longer and out of sync.
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Quote Hello AdrieH,

Welcome to the AudioDirector forum smile

Your issue is concerning, & has been raised previously in the forums.

I've been attempting to replicate it here, but without luck. It appears that you're editing the audio part of a recorded video. Is that correct? Or was it a separate audio bed?

Could you please post all the relevant MediaInfo reports for your video clip(s), seaparate audio track (if applicable) & the WAV file returned from ADR after editing?

PIX


Hi PIX,

this is the medianfo from one of the original clips where it happens:

General
Complete name : C:\Videobewerken\Assets\2018 moestuin\20180101_133941.mp4
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media / Version 2
Codec ID : mp42 (isom/mp42)
File size : 36.5 MiB
Duration : 17 s 729 ms
Overall bit rate : 17.3 Mb/s
Encoded date : UTC 2018-01-01 12:39:59
Tagged date : UTC 2018-01-01 12:39:59
com.android.version : 7.0
Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4
Format settings : CABAC / 1 Ref Frames
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, RefFrames : 1 frame
Format settings, GOP : M=1, N=30
Codec ID : avc1
Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
Duration : 17 s 729 ms
Bit rate : 17.0 Mb/s
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Variable
Frame rate : 30.000 FPS
Minimum frame rate : 29.664 FPS
Maximum frame rate : 30.293 FPS
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.274
Stream size : 36.0 MiB (98%)
Title : VideoHandle
Language : English
Encoded date : UTC 2018-01-01 12:39:59
Tagged date : UTC 2018-01-01 12:39:59
mdhd_Duration : 17729
Audio
ID : 2
Format : AAC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile : LC
Codec ID : mp4a-40-2
Duration : 17 s 685 ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 256 kb/s
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
Frame rate : 46.875 FPS (1024 SPF)
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 553 KiB (1%)
Title : SoundHandle
Language : English
Encoded date : UTC 2018-01-01 12:39:59
Tagged date : UTC 2018-01-01 12:39:59

And this one is from the generated WAV-file:

General
Complete name : C:\Users\a3hav\Documents\CyberLink\PowerDirector\15.0\20180101_133941.wav
Format : Wave
File size : 2.98 MiB
Duration : 17 s 685 ms
Overall bit rate mode : Constant
Overall bit rate : 1 411 kb/s
IsTruncated : Yes
Audio
Format : PCM
Format settings : Little / Signed
Codec ID : 1
Duration : 17 s 685 ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 1 411.2 kb/s
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 44.1 kHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Stream size : 2.98 MiB (100%)

I see now that the original AAC-audio stream also is shorter than the video file. Does that imply it's not a ADR problem?
Still, it's a strange thing that with some clips it's no problem, and with some other clips it is. Hope this helps a bit.

Adrie
Quote Yes, sorry, but you got it right:
The shown tracks cannot be removed and changed in their position. No.

Hatti


Thanks for your reply. That's regrettable. With other programs I sometimes needed to compare wav forms etc and would move tracks where I wanted without a second thought.
Quote Move that audio on the music track upward to track 2. You then do not need to scroll down to see the music track for that piece of audio.

If you have, for example, many clips it's a risky thing to do it that way.
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Quote I want to remove the empty tracks in the timeline. I select remove empty tracks but they remain. Also I want to grab or select one track and move it up. In the enclosed screenshot I tried to bring up the bottom track but didn't figure it out. Thanks
You are showing the normal condition when Powerdirector starts up.

There is always Track 1, Track 2, Title Track, Music Track and Voice Track. Music and Voice are audio only Tracks.

When you put something in Track 2, Track 3 will be added automatically. PowerDirector has one blank track all the time.

Thanks for the answer. Not sure I completely follow. I put in a couple of screenshots. 1 shows how it is and 2 shows how I want it.
The other part of the question which I don't figure out is why I can't just grab the track and put it where I want? In picture 1, for example I can't grab and move the lower audio track. I can grab the wav file on the lower track and move it to one a few tracks above but not the whole track. Even then I still have two unused tracks which all I can now is minimize. It seems you're saying I can't get rid of certain empty tracks?
I just noticed that "remove track" (see attachment) is greyed out for many of these useless tracks?
I want to remove the empty tracks in the timeline. I select remove empty tracks but they remain. Also I want to grab or select one track and move it up. In the enclosed screenshot I tried to bring up the bottom track but didn't figure it out. Thanks
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Quote I am trying to edit a long multicam timeline. There are many individual video crops to do. I have to hit "edit/video image", then "power tools","crop & Zoom",Then (in my case) "Freeform"then "OK" and then the x in the right corner so the timeline video will continue past the edited clip. Is there a way to shorten this processwithout so many steps? In my case I will nearly always want freeform aspect ratio. I went to "keyboard-Hotkeys-customize but only found the crop for images shortcut.Thanks!




Recently upgraded from PD14 to 16 with the faint hope that this would have been fixed. Power Director needs to get this fixed as this is a liability. More hotkeys/ shortcuts are needed included one from keyframe and other common editing tools. How hard could this be? No more upgrade money from me Power Director until you fix this.


Absurd that there's no shortcut possible to crop. Recently had a video with many splits and varying crops. Had to do 5 clicks before cropping every time. Also, unless I'm missing it, no ability to save crop areas as presets.
Thanks for the comments. Having a master volume slider on the left side of each audio track is much better. Also good to have an effects button there. The fewer steps one has to take to do basic tasks is helpful, especially if you only occasionally use the program. I had an audio track with many split sections in it and didn't want to have to go to each section to adjust the volumes in case I didn't get them all the same. So I just ended up rendering the whole thing and then going back and working on the audio track. It would have saved time with a track volume control, a pretty standard feature in other editing programs.
I just want to add the same thing happened to me the other day. The first video showed the wave form. Later, I added an audio track and it would only show a straight line with no wave form. The next day a wave form did show up on a second track so it seemed to be an intermittent problem.
Quote Edit clip keyframe. Its above the timeline when you click on the little page icon. You can do all one level or vary using keyframes

This looks like progress. When you say "You can do all one level" I haven't figured that out. Like on the wave form there is a little dot at the biginning and end and if I move one the other one doesn't move, so it's more like fading rather than the overall volume. If I'm in the middle of the wave form it puts a dot there too. Thanks
In the timeline I want to increase the volume. In other words, I don't want to send it to an external editor. I click and hold the horizontal line and see the volume level change but as soon as I let go of the mouse button the volume jumps. Is there another (simple) way to just enter in the volume I want. For example now its 1.3 and I want it to be 1.9 but its hit or miss using the mouse. Thanks
Quote no. ^^

happy happy joy joy

PepsiMan
'garbage in garbage out'

Thanks for the answer. That's pretty annoying.on a number of functions, especially when trying to balance the volume on two music tracks. (It's already diffcult without any volume sliders on the tracks). I'd prefer the users have a choice.
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