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Quote That's a perfectly good plan.

The best way to prepare for this is to produce your intermediate clips to the same output profile you're going to use for the final version. If you're unsure of which one to use, use the Profile Analyzer on the Produce page with just one of your source clips on the timeline (disable or remove all other timeline content). Look for Best Matched Format, and ideally there will also be a match for SVRT.

If you're able to use SVRT when creating the full video, it's not only very fast but it also doesn't re-encode your already-produced clips so there's zero quality loss.

You can see if SVRT is available by placing your first produced clip on the timeline and typing Alt+S to show the SVRT track. If it's green above the clip, you can use SVRT for the final version.

According to this discussion, there was an issue with PD17's SVRT feature that was eventually resolved with a patch, so make sure you're running build 3005. You can download it from here if needed.


@optodata - thanks for giving me things to chew on, and introducing me to the concept of SVRT. I've got a decent phone with which I've shot the video; and I've got a decent Laptop; and so within my PD17, I really go for the gold and in the "Produce" tab, go for the H.264 AVC, and choose MPEG-4 4K 4096x2160 30/p. At least,, I *think* that's the most powerhouse format that my "Produce" tab allows.
Quote Assuming that the background is stationary, the easiest thing to do is to take a screenshot and place that on a lower track from your main clip and background.

Use a mask with feathered edges placed right where the outlet is, then drag the screen position of the screenshot clip so that a clean green area fill the masked area.

Make sure you set the duration of the masking clip to last for the entire length of your video. You may need to chroma-key that clip separately.


@optodata - that makes sense, I think I see what you're saying.

And then, since I've got four other clips where I use this green-screen, and eventually I'm gonna combine all of these into one, master, .mp4 file, you think there's any harm if I sort of "Produce" this first clip with that solution you had in mind, and then sort of import that newly-produced vdeo file into the finalized "master clip", where I'll have several of these videos? Do projects suffer a quality loss, or anything like that, if producing and re-importing a clip like that every time..? Or, you think that's a perfecctly valid thing to do?
Just thought I'd re-state my statement another way:

I have a white object on the green-screen, so when I apply the Chroma Key, it successfully gets rid of the green-screen, but still leaves the random white-color object. any idea on how I could overcome this?
Hello,

I have a one-minute clip, and in the first 5 seconds of it, there's audio of me asking a question. But I want to re-do just the audio part of that. How do I sort of "mute-out" that first 5 seconds of the "real" audio that is a part of the video, and, essentially, insert a "new" 5-seconds of a new audio file that I'll record [where I'll ask the question better]?
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@Philwild - Thanks a ton for the information.

Can anyone else help me out on the whole Background issue? Are there certain packs of Background files that, perhaps, CyberLink or some third-party sells..? Should one just simply use some sort of general JPG or PNG as a Background..? Just interested in what some of y'all do..?


Also I have another question--so, I got the Chroma Key thing working well, to remove the green-screen. It's working great.

But I have this random little white power-outlet that is on the green-screen wall, still showing. Any advice on things I can do to eliminate that..? Is there a way I can sort of "Stretch" down some of the green-screen, and, essentially "overwrite" or "cover" that little white rectangle power-outlet to just being a green part of the wall?
(I'm thinking in terms of/using methodology from Photoshop, if I was working on a static image instead of a .mp4 video; sorry if my terminology or thinking is clunky)
Quote I don't know about your last question.

But as to the greenscreen question you put the background on track 1 and your clip on track 2.

Double click on your clip to open the PIP designer, choose chroma key from the properties tab and use the pipette choose the green screen. The green will be replaced by the background.


@Philwild - Thanks a ton for the information.

Can anyone else help me out on the whole Background issue? Are there certain packs of Background files that, perhaps, CyberLink or some third-party sells..? Should one just simply use some sort of general JPG or PNG as a Background..? Just interested in what some of y'all do..?
Hello,

I am shooting a quick video, tomorrow, where myself and a client will be sitting/standing with a "Green-Screen" around us.

Once I import this video into my PowerDirector 17 Ultimate, how do I replace the Green-Screen that will be in our video with a Background of some sort? And, are there packages I can purchase for more Background options for my Power Director 17 Version 17.0.3005.0 ?
Hi all,

Got a client who shot an hour-long "walk-through" video, walking through new structures of a campus.

We thought it'd be a cool idea to "speed-up" certain sections of the video, as we're anticipating people will not sit and watch an hour-long video.

So right now, Iv'e got one .mp4 file I would import into PowerDirector 17 Ultimate 's Storyboard mode.

If I wanted to "Speed-up" various sections, what would the best tools be to do that?

1) Can I just highlight certain time-stamped sections as sort of a "start-point" and "end-point", and then within that selected portion, "speed it up"; and then move on down the line and choose another "start-point" and "end-point" and speed up that porion, etc. etc. on down the line? What's the specific Tool I would use to "speed it up", on a highlighted portion like that?

Or,

2) Is it adviseable to, at that point, chop this .mp4 file into different clips that are sitting on different lines, and then make those certain segments on an entire line "sped-up", and on down the line? Again, if this is the best way, what specific Tool would I use to do that?

God bless.
People may not care a *whole lot*, but, since I made several topics here at these forums about how to do certain things in Power Director 17, all for the purpose of my churning out this first video I've ever end-to-end and completed, I've finished this first-video-ever of mine, and it's here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE-yZkyQp4g

God bless!

--TravisJ
While I understand that people may not care a *whole lot*, but, since I made several topics here at these forums about how to do certain things in Power Director 17, all for the purpose of my churning out this first video I've ever end-to-end and completed, I've finished this first-video-ever of mine, and it's here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE-yZkyQp4g

God bless!

--TravisJ
I know that people may not care a *whole lot*, but, since I made several topics here at these forums about how to do certain things in Power Director 17, all for the purpose of my churning out this first video I've ever end-to-end and completed, I've finished this first-video-ever of mine, and it's here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE-yZkyQp4g

God bless!

--TravisJ
I got it figured out--it just defaults to a black box around the clip that's Portrait-mode, and that's just fine.
I'm about to produce a final movie in Power Director that is made up of about 7 or 8 clips, total. They were all shot with a phone.

All of the clips except for one were shot in Landscape mode--that is, phone turned horizontal.

What am I going to need to do for the one clip that is in Portrait mode (turned upright/normal) to sort of "fit it" into the Timeline of the rest of the way that the clips will all flow, as they'll all be eventuall combined into one finalized movie?

God bless.
Whenever I try to drag the Mosaic effect onto the overall clip, it sort of puts me a Chooser over the ENTIRE video, and the re-sizing handles at that point are seeming to make me resize the entire video frame, and not some just little Mosaic blur I want to put on a little part of the video after dragging it onto the clip.

I'll probably try that produce-at-that-point method, because there are a couple of the blurs that will be in large portions of the video-clip for that entire video-clip.
@optodata: Ok, that is helping me understand a bit better. So, in this case, for this project, I do need to utilize the inserting-into-individual-clips" method rather than the use-up-all-my-fx-tracks because I have so many spots where I need blurs.

Now, this having been said, my ignorance is showing again, because:

I am having good luck, one-by-one, using that "Tools >> Motion Tracker" method to insert Mosaic blur effects into individual areas of this on clip as I need.

But from what you were saying, I can insert a Mosaic blur on certain parts of clips without having to use the "Motion Tracker" method?

Like, after I've put about five Mosaic blurs using the Tools >> Motion Tracker method about which we've been talking, whenever I do what you say where I click "Effect" button above the timeline, I see those "Mosaic "effects listed there, yeah, with the ^ , ^ , - buttons there. But were you saying there's a way to add the Mosaic effect this way without using the Tools >> Motion Tracker route? Like, a 6th, 7th, 8th, Mosaic blur in this way rather than adding a new one with the Tools >> Motion Tracker method? I'm trying different things to add one in a way other than the Tools >> Motion Tracker method I used to insert the first five, but I keep running up against a wall. Is it that I add it onto its own, new "VIDEO TRACK", and add a Mosaic Blur that way? That's not seeming to work (I guess they are different kinds of elements so shouldn't work that way). Whenever I try to drag the Mosaic effect onto the overall clip, it sort of puts me a Chooser over the ENTIRE video, and the re-sizing handles at that point are seeming to make me resize the entire video frame, and not some just little Mosaic blur I want to put on a little part of the video after dragging it onto the clip.
This may be an ignorance-in-terminology thing on my part since I am still a beginning user, but what is the difference between

1) applying fx to my clip individually

2) having fx on fx-tracks.

that you're saying?

Because for instance, it's a blur, about which I am talking, as the fx I've put 5 of, in this project, in accordance with a video that this forum-member @StevenG made here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzKTcbPGLUM where he explained a way to do a "blur" for content in a video with the "Mosaic" effect. And so that is what I did. He also says there is a "Manual way" and an "Automatic way", with doing the blurring; and what I'm doing here is in accordance with what he calls the "Manual" way, where I use the "Mosaic" fx, use a Mask and whatnot, where I set up the a specific area where the blur(s) land/lands. But as I said, I've got several pieces of text/names and stuff, thorughout this particular clip, that are located on different areas on the page (I did a screen-cap to capture this particular clip) , and so I've needed several blurs in several spots.

Is what you mean with the "applying fx directly to a clip" different than having a specific fx-track? Like, for instance, in that https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzKTcbPGLUM video I shared a moment ago, about blurring, the second method, what he called the "Automatic method", he selected the clip in its track, went to "Tools >> Motion Tracker" , and applied a Mosaic that way. This method does not use up an fx-track?

Just trying to think through the best way to accomplish this blurring of several spots in my clip.

Right now, this project consists of two video clips side-by-side. The first clip needs no blurring. But then the second clip does need several blurring, throughout several different sections of the screen, as the video progresses. But ultimately, this video project is probably going to total about 5-6 total different clips, and I can already see how 2 or 3 of those clips are all going to need different blurrings at different locations at different times, and it will likely be more than five of them--like, I'll need more than five instances of a blur effect.

So, should I just figure on this second method, which he called the "Automatic method", in that https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzKTcbPGLUM video, be the way I do these blurrings, just because I may need so many?
Quote If you truly need to apply more than 5 FX at any point in your project, you should produce that section to "lock in" the edits, and then apply the next round of up to 5 FX to the newly-produced clip.


I thought about that as an idea; that's probably what I will end up doing. Thanks!
Hi all, I've got Power Director 17 Ultimate, and had just gotten to doing some "Mosaic" blurring as an fx on some fx tracks within a video I am doing. And I'm noticing my workspace is not seeming to allow me to add any more fx tracks, maybe..? I've got five fx-tracks in this project, is that the amost that the software allows?
@StevenG and @optodata , thank y'all; your answers have been very helpful.

However, have I run into a limitation of PowerDirector? I have insert five different "Mosaic" "Blur" fx tracks into my Project. And I am attempting to add more, because I need some more blurs on different parts of the video...am I limited to five fx Tracks, within my project, in PowerDirector 17?
Hi all, I'm still new to Power Director 17 and am learning a lot with these first couple of projects I have been doing; and I wanted to ask a question about how to do a certain effect on a graphical element, within a video, in my Power Director 17 work-space. For example, take a look at this brief video:

https://www.facebook.com/BBBCET/videos/355329245170372/

Notice how, at the beginning of the video, the blue "BBB" torch kinda of disintegrates/swirls. I've seen this organization do another sort of effect with the BBB logo where they have sort of a "shiny" effect on it; sort of like a white-light, goes across the surface in a diagonal manner (or whatever shape direction, doesn't have to be diagonal necessarily), in a similar manner to the effect you see on the link I just provided. How could I execute this in a graphical element within a video, on Power Director 17, a little brief "shine" on an object?

(I have no indication that these folks use Power Director 17, or anything, I just wanted to use it as an example to illustrate the type of effect I'd like to use, and then how to use it, in Power Director 17.
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