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My workflow has been brought to a halt. Almost all of my current projects contain many or all Fraps captures.

I had a video that I wanted to complete tonight for release tomorrow. No way I have enough time to recreate the project in PD11 now. Oh well!!

Thanks for replying Barry.

Hal
I have the subscription 365 version and PD11 installed.

Before the update to PD18, I was working on projects, many of them, that contained .avi files created by Fraps and by my dash cam. I can still import the clips from the dash cam, but PD18 cannot import the clips from Fraps. I get a media source error.

I am now unable to work on any projects that have the Fraps files included. I can still import these files into PD11 which is still installed on my system, but as we know I cannot open these projects with an earlier version.

Has anyone else encountered this problem? Can anyone who might have Fraps installed give it a shot to see if the error happens?

I do not, at this time, have a small enough sample to attach.

Dxdiag and error pic attached.

System specs:
I7 3770
16 gig memory
500 gig SSD
8T hard drive storage (all 7200 rpm drives)

Ticket has been created CS002059429, but I know there are a few here that might have a good guess as to what I might be able to do while I wait for a reply from Cyberlink.

Thanks for any assistance offered.

Hal
Quote My explanation of the folder wasn't well-worded. Here's a quick example of what I mean:

https://imgur.com/a/J7v9OHZ

That's what I mean by folders.


I understood exactly what you meant. My suggestion was a simple way to manage the library (and time lines) for large movies. Somewhat similar to how most movies are produced. Feature movies are not edited with all media at one time. They are generally edited by teams of editors working on different segments of the movie and then combined to create the final movie.

I have seen many cases of working with large projects all in one and a very small mistake can destroy many hours of work. If using smaller segments you can only lose what is in that segment. I have also seen small changes (corrections) made to large project, cause errors or shifts somewhere before or after the section you are currently editing. Trying to find the source of the error or shift in a 2 - 3 hour production all on the time line at the same time can be very time consuming.

This is why I break all my projects into smaller logical segments. Saves time and saves headaches.

Just my opinion of course. We all have to work in our own manner.

Hal
Quote Whenever I work on large editing projects, the Library gets very full and very disorganized. I often lose track of many clips because I can't easily tell them apart from the others.

Can I create folders in the Clip Library? I'm so confused why this isn't already a feature, and I can't find any evidence that it's planned. Has nobody else complained about this? I find that hard to believe. I'm about to start a massive video editing project with dozens and dozens of clips, and folders in the Library will make editing 100 times easier and prevent many headaches.

Is this a feature, or is this a planned feature? If not, is there an alternative? Just a bunch of clips in the Library can and will get confusing.

I am not sure on the folders in the library question. It was possible in earlier versions.

If I might make a suggestion. For large projects, you are further ahead to break the project into smaller logical peices, then combine them when ready.

As an example:
I often work with full hockey game videos. The source files can be up to 3 hours of clips and photos. I break each project into 5 parts:
1) Intro and pre-game
2) First period
3) Second period
4) Third period
5) Ending.

Only the media to be used in the segment is loaded into the library.

After I finish each segment I will produce to the desired format, then start the next segment. For the final movie, I bring the completed segments into one project and do the final touches.

I find this much easier on the head as you are not having to keep track of 1 - 3 hours worth of clips on the time line. Also, if you see something you want to change, you can go back to the project for that segment and make your adjustments. You do not have to go through the full long project as you would if you try to do it all in one.

Using the above format for creating large projects is easier on the head, easier on the computer, and I find it is actually quicker to get to the final product.

Hal
He will be missed by many of us that read the forum.

I have not been active here for a few years now, but I still use many of his tips and tricks when editing my videos. I thought of him as a wizard in editing.

Rest in Peace Cranston.
Quote:

O.K., let me be more precise. My workflow is as following:
1) I edit initial footage and insert a few chapters in the timeline.
2) I render edited footage and get final MPEG2 file.
3) I load this MPEG2 file into "Create DVD" portion of PD12 and select "no menu" option. Before actual burning, I play DVD and see no chapters in MPEG2 file. They are also absent in burned DVD. Moreover, PD12 offers me to insert them again in MPEG2 file at this step.

So, my questions are:
1. Do I assume correctly that (ideally) the chapters that I have inserted at step 1(edit) must appear in step 3 and in final DVD?
2. If yes, why they do not appear, what wrong am I doing?
3. If no, what is the purpose of inserting chapters in step 1(edit)?

To have your chapters appear in the DVD output you would go directly to the Create Disc module from the original project. You do not use the rendered mpeg file that you created in your step 3. Chapters are not saved with the rendered file in the produce module. Your step 2

If you need/want the rendered mpeg, do your step 1 & 2. then save your project. Do not close the project at this time. With the original media in the time lines and your chapter markers in place go directly to the Create Disc module as 'Step 3'

Hope this helps.

Hal

Edit - Carl has faster fingers.
Serge.Haddad

Glad that worked for you.

Hal
Quote: I'm making the prom video for our class, and there's a photo i need to replace. When i delete it and put the one i want in its place, the transitions disappear, and when i try to reput them with the same duration each, it changes the whole timeline, including songs and other pictures. Is there a way to replace a photo with another one while everything else stays the same ?

Thanks in advance !

Here is what I do. Because the project file is basically a text file with your editing information you can accomplish your task very easily with a couple of steps.

First save your project, close Power Director and follow the steps below:
1. Take note of the name of the photo you want to replace and write it down.
2. Move the photo to another folder location for backup purposes.
3. Make a copy of the photo that will be used to replace the original and place it in the folder where the original photo was located.
4. Rename this copy of the replacement photo to match the other photo. Be sure to get the name exactly the same as the original or this will not work.
5. Re-open the project and you will find that the new photo is in the place of the original with all your edits still in place.

This works because the project file only saves references to the media used in the project. You can replace any photo in this manner by making sure that the replacement photo has the exact same name and location as the original..

Hal
gskywalkers,

To the best of my knowledge you cannot lower the 768 but you could try, if available, 1360X768 or 1366X768.

These two options are available on my system.

Hal
Quote: I have an image I have animated and stretched as required, now I realized there's a mistake in this image and I want to change it without loosing the animation and settings in the timeline. Is it possible to just switch an image (it has the same name) without having to import again in the timeline and loosing the animation editing I've done? Hope this is clear

Andrea,

If all you want to do is change the image, then you should have no problem.

Because Power Director only saves the filename, location, and the necessary edits you have added, you can substitute the image with a new one as long as it has the exact same name and file location. (replace the file in the proper folder with the new one)

Close and save your project before you do the changes to the image and the file substitution. The next time you open Power Director the substituted image will be used as if it is the original.

Give it a try. I have not tried this in PD12 but I have used this procedure in all versions that I have had.

Hal

Talisman J,

See response on the Power Director 11 forum.

Hal
Quote: Hello,

The manual says to click on the video and then the audio and right click to hit the link button. I can't find a way to be able to click on the video (lock on it) then click on the audio. Each time the video gets deselected when I click on the audio.

Thanks.

Talisman J

When selecting multiple assets hold the <CTRL> key (ctrl>click the video and ctrl>click the audio), both should be selected. Then right click and link video and audio.

Hal
mark681,

You could do the piece that is seen in the upper right corner in a separate project.
Get it the way you want, then produce to the best quality you can.
Import this produced video into the main project, place on a higher numbered track (2,3,4) then resize and move to the desired location.

Using this method you can get the text to remain in the desired shots.

Hal
sagknots123,

Split the clip at the beginning and the end of the section that you want in slow motion. Select that section and add the slow motion in Power Tools.

Hal
rytis,

I was informed by a long time member, Carsten, that I was not entirely correct in my posts above.

Clicking the checkmark box only hides the effect. To remove it completely, click on the little minus sign just below the dialogue box in the same screen.

This removes the effect from the clip as evidenced by the removal of the effect sign on the clip.

Hal
rytis,

I hate to ask this question, but did you look at the screen shot attached to my previous post, and then follow the steps.

When you click the button that says "Effect" on the left, just above the time line you should see what is shown on the clip. If you are not seeing what I showed, you may be in the wrong area.

Steps:
1 - Click on the clip that has the effect you want to remove.
2 - When you select the clip, look to the left just above the time line.
3 - Click on the tab that says 'Effect'. this will bring up the window to adjust the properties of the effect.
4 - You should now see what I attacked above in my previous post.
5 - Remove the check mark from the little box to remove the effect.

Hal

edit to add: The little mark will remain on the clip (and show the effect that was there), but the effect is actually removed.
rytis,

See attached screen shot for removing effects applied to clips.

Hope this helps

Hal
casualterror,

It is very likely that the purchased version is an earlier release of the software.

Click on the words 'Power Director' top right of the screen and see what version you have. Check the last 4 digits in the version number, latest patch is 2812.

If this is not the version you are running download the update from the 'Downloads' link at the top of this page.

Hope this helps

Hal
Barry,

You have the appendages necessary.

Hal
Barry,

Using Adrian's method, all you need is a good sized piece of white paper on the green board.
A long piece of white thread fastened to the top right corner of said paper.
Very carefully pull down and left while recording.
Voila - forward page turn

Hal

edited to add: probably not usable as a transition though
NovelistInVegas,

The box you are looking for is not hidden, but is more like +Tt.

See the attached screen shot for more info, and I think you will find it. (I have it circled)

Hope this helps

Hal
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