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Hi Tomasc,

Thanks for the Audio Director recommendation -- I have installed it and am in the throes of experimentation.

Kind regards,

Ian
Hi Everyone,

I recently used a CamCorder to video a speech, using only the "built-in mike".

The image quality is good, the speech quality is acceptable, but there is a persistent background "hiss" running through the whole event.

Are there any methods whereby the "hiss" can be reduced (or better still eliminated) without degrading speech quality.

I have seen many sites offering "Audio Modification", but they are all "online", a function I will not use.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Ian
Hi,

Just thought I'd let you know I've sorted out the screen misalignment problem and am pleased to say --- your suggestion of VLC is perfect.

I am grateful to you for your help.

Thank you,

Ian
Hi,

Brilliant.

I shall play around with this for a while as I am currently getting one screen seriously misaligned with the other (not as you have managed in the download) then I think I shall be in a position to proceed.

Very many thanks to you for all your efforts.

Ian
Hi,

Thanks for the links.

This is beginning to look good, although if it comes down to having two instances of VLC playing, the problem of getting both videos to start at precisely the same time will be an issue.

Thanks anyway.

I'll let you know what the Forum have to say.

Ian
Hi PD Moderator,

I am using the most recent version of VLC (3.0.11) but can't see any way to achieve what you say.

I have asked a question on the VLC Forum, so will wait for advice.

I would prefer to use VLC as it is a brilliant piece of software in many respects.

Thank you for the suggestion.

Ian
Hi optodata,

I didn't leave details as I do not like submitting info about untested/untried software.

As it happens I have discovered a second programme but, programme 1 has a synchronisation problem and 2 an output resolution problem.

I have submitted questions to the relevant Tech Supports and, if the problems can be resolved, will let you and others have details accordingly.

Ian
Hi optodata,

Thanks for y our constructive and logical solution.

However, as y ou will see from an earlier post, I am now experimenting with a piece of software which appears to solve the problem without too much fuss.

Thanks again,

Ian
Hi Tomasc,

Sorry but that just doesn't provide the clarity required.

However, I have discovered a piece of software which allows the simultaneous playing of two videos side-by-side.

If I can get it to achieve a synchronised start, I shall run the programme and capture it using PD Screen Recorder after which, hopefully, I should able to edit it as a full screen-size video.

Best regards,


Ian
Hi Tomasc,

Thanks for coming to my rescue - yet again.

It may be I am trying to achieve the unachievable, for neither of your suggestions provide a solution.

Your first leaves me with correctly proportioned videos, but occupying only two quarters of the screen.

The second gives me two (squashed/stretched) out of proportion videos, although admiitedly occupying the full screen width.

Any ideas for the perfectly viewable first suggestion with the screen occupation of the second idea? --- Or just tell me I'm crazy and I'll go away.

Regards,

Ian
I'm certain I have seen a PD15 tutorial for this - I just can't find it now though.

I am trying to display two different videos (16:9) on the screen at the same time with nothing cropped from either.

Can someone put me out of my misery and remind me how it's done please?

Thank you,

Ian
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yes. whenever you remove the unwanted portions of the videos that contain any transitions, it will be lost.
you must select by right click on the clip you want to remove: Remove and Leave Gap/Remove and Move Clips on the Same Track/Remove and Move All Timeline Clips After Removed Clip.

or you have either Remove/Remove and Leave Gap.



you must place the 'FADE' transition in the middle of two video clips. if you place at the very beginning then it'll fade black to normal image or in the end, it will fade the image to black. also it depends on the duration you've set in the preference.

hopefully you're doing this when you haven't applied any titles. if you have then move the titles out of the way of the transitions. after you've joined two clips then move back the titles to the clip. if not then the title durations will be shortened accordingly...

if this does not answer your problems then take screen shots and post where a picture is more than a thousand words... ^^

happy happy joy joy

PepsiMan
'garbage in garbage out'



Hi PepsiMan,

My thanks for this.

I was obviously being sloppy in placing the "fade-transition" to one side instead of dead centre -- which is why sometimes it would work and other times I'd get blacked out.

Anyway, thanks to you -- problem solved and video well on the way to complation.

Best regards,


Ian
Hi Everyone,

I just created a lengthy video in which there are standard Cross-Fade Transitions between many clips.

Realising the video was too long I decided to reduce the duration of some clips by chopping out the middle of each clip.

(a) - When I 'spilt and cut' each clip I lose the transition and, even selecting the entire video and trying to overlap to create a new transition, I lose all the remaing transitions.

(b) - If I insert the 'fade transition' from the transition library, it seems to initially blacken the clip before ending abruptly with almost no 'fade' at all.

Can anyone suggest how I might get proper transitions inserted please ?

Thank you.

Ian
Tomasc ----- You are an absolute Genius --- That's saved me about two lifetimes worth of laborious work.

Thank you,

Ian
Hi Everyone,

I am about to create an image only video with the maximum of 2,500 pictures involved.

I wish each image to cross-fade into the next.

Is there any way I can do this automatically as the thought of doing 2,500 images manually doesn't bear thinking about.

I am on PD Version 15 and using Win7 SP1 64 Bit.

Many thanks,


Ian
Good idea.

Unfortunately, on this particular venture, it is necessary to input full "Code Details" for each chapter -- leaving it until later (especially with me being me) would cause massive complications.

Point taken though and, as you say, how the marker is used.

Cheers,

Ian
Hi JL_JL

My thanks for your exceptionally rapid response.

I appreciate your suggestion and will, in the absence of anyone coming up with a "proper" answer, adopt it.

It seems strange that a simple thing like this does not have an option to "follow the marker" or something.

Thanks again.


Ian
Hi Everyone,

When I select "Chapter Room - F11" the position marker line jumps straight back to the beginning of the video -- i.e. away from where I wish the "Chapter" to be inserted.

I then have to reset the position marker and select <manual chapter settings> - <insert at current location>.

Does anyone know how I can get it to stay where the position marker is, for on a lengthy video, the resetting etc., can result in a lot of time being wasted.

Thank you,


Ian
Hi Everyone,

I have a forthcoming series of videos to produce, all of which require a Date & Timestamp to be visible.

My video camera does not have a specific facility for this, but I believe the data is created within the MTS file during filming -- just not visible after downloading to PC.

I understand there are a number of products which can extract this data and make the Date & Time visible after converting the MTS file to MP4.

Does anyone know if there is any way Power Director 15 can be configured to extract this data during editing, or recommend a 3rd Party software to do the extraction please?

I am using Win7 SP1 64bit and PD15.

Thank you,

Ian
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You say you have plenty space on your hard disk so that should not be the problem. So try disabling Hardware Acceleration. HA sometimes causes this kind of problem.

If you are using shadow files, try without, and see if that helps.


Hi The Shadowman,

My apologies for not having replied sooner, but I received no email notification about your response, but then all communications from Cyberlink appear to have ceased -- it is now nearly three weeks since I lodged the Ticket with them on this matter, with no solution forthcoming, and no contact for the past several days either.

They really do seem more concerned with version numbers and asking repetitive questions than getting on and sorting out the problem.

However, the Hardware Acceleration was disabled some time ago due to another programme problem, and the Shadow file option too is inactive.

Thanks for these suggestions, I'll listen and take action on all you care to pass to me, particularly as I am about to start a new project which will contain a lot of clips and am not looking forward to constant crashing.

Kind regards,

Ian
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