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Quote Since long I have to change the default NTSC USA in the batch production to the (PAL) setting of my country.

You don't need to do that, your country doesn't have PAL anymore. Neither does US have NTSC anymore.
Just saying.
Quote One last thing is that if I set all 3 apps to either Let Windows decide or to High Performance under Graphics Settings, PD's hardware selection box is empty. That means that only the Low Power setting works, although NVENC can be still selected at produce time.

That's strange. Maybe is a bug in Windows 11?
Crashing is not a good sign...

But can you try to manually add the three programs decribed here to the Windows 11?

LE: What the heck is wrong with spelling...

I guess I can purchase any specific tracks via the likes of iTunes or Amazon Music etc.. , and then import from there.

That purchase would be actually only of the right to use those tracks for personal listening, not for any commercial use.
You never "own" the music you are buying, unless you buy the actual catalog rights to it. Same with the software.
I have a video from my dashcamera and I want to blur a licenceplate of the car in front of me. The distance between cars changes, and the apparent size and location of the car/plate on the screen changes.
I am trying to use the motion tracker to track that plate and it's all over the place. It doesn't track the changes in size or position, it kind of tracks the object... but not very convincing. Error of tracking is too big.

Did anyone had success with this? Is there something special to do to keep this tracking tighter?
Quote Is anyone else using some other software to capture?

USB sucks for real-time data transmission. The chip that the actual dongle uses contribues to that, by the mode of data connections and it's drivers capabilities.
USB transmission modes:

  • Asynchronous – The ADC or DAC are not synced to the host computer's clock at all, operating off a free-running clock local to the device.

  • Synchronous – The device's clock is synced to the USB start-of-frame (SOF) or Bus Interval signals. For instance, this can require syncing an 11.2896 MHz clock to a 1 kHz SOF signal, a large frequency multiplication.

  • Adaptive – The device's clock is synced to the amount of data sent per frame by the host

I use a firewire (IEEE 1394, ilink) connected encoder and it's perfect. Usually that is my older Canon miniDV camcorder, that has analog S-Video and Composite inputs (US higher end models have that, EU models don't). I have an extra firewire card in my computer.
Quote Hello everyone, my uncle likes to use powerdirector 19 ultra. He would like to work in 4K soon.

For this he would like to buy a new PC after many years.

It's planned:

32GB G.Skill Aegis DDR4-3200
PureBase 500DX
be quiet! Dark Rock 4 Tower Kühler
Ryzen 7 5800X
MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus
500GB Samsung SSD 980 ( for System)
1000GB Corsair Force Series MP600 Pro (for Project)
550 Watt be quiet! Straight Power 11

Which GPU would you recommend?
The codec he uses is H.265 / HEVC

Thanks Alex


1. Instead of an SSD for project files, I would strongly recommend spending the same amount of money on a bigger HDD. The read/write speeds encountered in editing the videos encoded in HEVC will be well under the capacity of a modern 7200rpm HDD. SSD is just a waste of money here.
2. As video cards, the latest harware encoders are the one found in nvidia gen 20xx and 30xx cards. Get a GTX 1650 Super if you can find one and will be sufficient. All of them have the same encoder, so don't try for the best "gaming" card.

3. The CPU will be used the most, generally not all effects or transistions are GPU capable, so they will use the CPU. Here I feel that 5800X can be a bit of a limiting factor and the extra oomph provided by more cores will be definitelly a good thing. 5950X for the win if you can suffer the price penalty!
4. Power supply needs to be at least 750W if not better. Don't skimp on that, it can take out the system!
5. Ryzen 7 likes the RAM to be at 3600. If that's not breaking the bank, it would be a good addition.
6. I would go with a X570 motherboard for those new CPU's.
Try rendering it at 60fps. Any modern "HDTV" should be able to play that, they are just big smartphones after all....
The results is good, but you will remember probably that holding your phone in the correct position the next time is even better :

This way, the zoom will reduce the quality of a HD video to the levels of a 1080x607 pixels video, barely above SD.
I would not call that "good", but only "acceptable".
That's why holding the phone correctly is so important!
Quote FTA (Free to Air) broadcasting is not encrypted. Even if the content is copyrighted, you are allowed to edit it for your own usage.

But maybe the recording on that DVR is encrypted for their own reasons.
I am using Windows Media Center as DVR and those files can be played only on that computer (can be streamed to XBOX or another Windows computer, but they need to be "read" in the original device). Even if they came from OTA.
There are programs that can "transfer" them in another format, but that's that.
These files that I'm trying to edit, and convert to a different format are nothing more than hour-long television programs from PBS, NOVA in particular, science show about the solar system, etc., that I recorded directly to a hard drive from my ChannelMaster 7500 OTA DVR. The files are unbelievably huge considering it's just an hour-long program, and I have to use a LINUX reader to get them from that external HD to my computer.

Maybe they have some kind of encryption added on those files, so the files on the DVR cannot be copied.

Legally, I don't think it's allowed to mess with them anyway, but that's something else.
Quote the picture that is rotated in vertical axis, must change automatically in size in any degree of rotation

I don't undestand what you mean by that. You mean at an random angle? And to be expanded to fill the frame?
Meanwhile, I don't see any difference at all in the MediaInfo audio specs between the two clips.

You mean on HDD? Because YT will re-encode the video and audio regardless what you feed it.
Their recomandations for audio are actually not very usefull - they recommend to encode audio at 48kHz, but if you DL any clip from YT it will have audio at 44.1kHz.
Quote Please could you advise me on how best to produce a file to make it fit on a standard DVD (4.7GB)? How can I best compress a video (I have my friend's wedding video to put onto DVD which is almost 2 hours) without losing the quality of the item? Is there any easy way to split the footage in two if I really have to, or do I have to do it manually and fade in, fade out, etc.?

Thanks very much for your help as this is taking a LONG time, and I'm sure it's much longer than I need to spend on it.

To maximize the quality use a dual layer DVD (8.5GB) for a two hour event.

Or better just burn a HD video, H265 encoded, as a plain file on that 4.7 GB DVD (or on a memory stick) that can be player in a PC or transfered on any digital device - that will give better quality than than the SD quality of DVD (H262/MPEG2). Nobody really uses a DVD Player anymore.
15"i9-10885H for $1800 or 17" i9-10885H for $2250. Under 5 lbs.

You have to know that laptops are the worst long-time purchase? You can't upgrade them to keep up with newer parts, basically you can only put a bigger drive in them and some more RAM. Screen is fixed, CPU the same...

A desktop doesn't suffer from any of that.
DirectorSuite 365 | Power Director 19/365 | Photo Director 12/365 | ColorDirector 365
Win10 Home | Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60Gz, 2601 Mhz, 4
Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s) | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | Intel HD
Graphics 530 |Dell 0H0CC0 | 119GB SanDisk X400 M.2 2280 128GB (SATA
(SSD)) | 931GB Seagate ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB (SATA)| NVIDIA Virtual
Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM) | 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz

The i7-6700HQ is still a decent CPU, performance wise is at about 65% of newer Intel CPU's.

Are you able to select the GTX960 while encoding?
Jeff, thanks! I didn't had updated my PD in a while.
As a side note, I never click on the "Download" links, because that, on my browser, requires saving somwhere on the disc. Hate that.

I recommend that, after attaching a picture in the post, and saving the post, you can right click on that post pic, and copy it's link.
After that you can edit the post and insert the picture in the post using the tool in the top row, paste the link in the "Source". Like this:

It was just a quick test on a laptop with nvidia dGPU that I have around. Not my main editing machine... and on workstation I don't have that option.

That's for traveling - I can play video games on my home PC and stream them on that laptop via Moonlight or Steam.
Quote Hello.

I m sorry I dont find the Autodetected you re saying.

I have produce another video 116MB and the produced video its 118 Mb , comparing the files:

Why the data rate is different , I have choose Best Matched profile , is that compromise the quality of the video ?


Sorry I called "Best Matched"... "Autodetected". Best Matched doesn't mean "identical".

Try to edit that profile manually (custom profile), with the same video and audio settings, if you think that quality suffered.
I doubt you can see a difference though, not at that video data rate. Do a capture of two pause screens, zoom at 100%, and see if they look different.
That means its making a compress or what?

Yep, look into the file you provided at the video data rate.

You can adjust it from the "Autodetected". A good way to check the original file, right click on it inside PD and select "View Properties".
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