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I've wanted to do tha same thing. One thing I've noticed since the addition of shutterstock is that PD 365 hangs up (unresponsive) for brief periods - this was never an issue before it was added. I was hoping the last update would resove this issue - but no.

Anyone else have this experience too?
I'm not finding any previous threads with this issue. I'm unable to use PhD 365 or PD365 when my VPN is active - the program says there's no internet.

Any advice?

Thanks
4. Copy the whole "CSE" folder to a personal folder for data backup purpose in advance. The "CSE" folder is located at:
-- C:\ProgramData\CyberLink\CSE
5. Delete the original "CSE" folder at the above location.



And what does one now do with the relocated "CSE" Folder?
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Here's my barn,


HA! Looking at that 'super crop' blow up, I see i can still tidy it up some!
Quote Wow. WOW!

Impressive, thank you for the help and guide. This did just what I was wanting, and what a result. I can see I've nt been using phD in the fashon I shouldhave all along - having had phD7 for a long time, and just now upgrading.

Thanks you both very, very much! BTW - I was wanting to add the overlay to a existing barn photo to be used as a backdrop for a info slide.

Thanks again!


Here's my barn,
Wow. WOW!

Impressive, thank you for the help and guide. This did just what I was wanting, and what a result. I can see I've nt been using phD in the fashon I shouldhave all along - having had phD7 for a long time, and just now upgrading.

Thanks you both very, very much! BTW - I was wanting to add the overlay to a existing barn photo to be used as a backdrop for a info slide.

Thanks again!
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I'm using 365 ultra- which is 11 mostly?

Anyway - that does not quite do what I'm trying to do. Maybe this illistration will help. My gaol is to take a photo like on the left, and shape it like on the right.



Thoughts? Well - it's giving me a 404 forbidden message when I try to attatch a .jpg. So I'll try this - Notice how the vertical ends are of differing hights?

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That didn't post the same way it formatted - so think of it as one end of the photo have a 3 inch hight, and the other end having a 2 inch hight, so the effect is that the photo is small on one ned vs the opposite end.

A trapezoid!
Quote You just need to use the Keystone tool. I'm not sure which version you're using, but in PhD11, it's on the Adjustment tab, Manual, Global Adjustment Tools.

You can always click on the "?" at the top right of the app window to pull up the detailed Help webpage, and you can browse through the contents or search for relevant words.


I'm using 365 ultra- which is 11 mostly?

Anyway - that does not quite do what I'm trying to do. Maybe this illistration will help. My gaol is to take a photo like on the left, and shape it like on the right.



Thoughts? Well - it's giving me a 404 forbidden message when I try to attatch a .jpg. So I'll try this - Notice how the vertical ends are of differing hights?

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This seems straight forward enough - but can't figure out how this is done. I've looked through topics and watched a few tutorials.

I'm wanting to take a rectangular photo and fit it onto the side of a barn. To do that cleanly - the photo need to be verticaly shorter on the right side and taller on the left side. I find even if I 'unlock' aspect ratio, i can only crop in a linear fashon with with eirther the vertical or horziontal edges of the photo.

Thanks
Thanks so much, one and all. I knew it was common, I just wasn't looking in the right place - or with the correct terms.

Much apreciated!!
I'm looking for what I think is a common effect.

In a video clip, when the subject smiles, I've inseted a sound effect (DING!) and I want to have a bright flash or star, etc coincide with the smail and ding show at the subjects teeth - for a comedy relief.

The best I've found is the "Magic Star" from Fx. And this works, but is not quite what I'd like. I'm looking for more of a singular effect - that's bright enough to be noticed. The Magic Star almost looks like a halo - which is ok - could be an issue or give a different connotation if the person is deceased, etc.

So I'm looking for a bright burst, like a star - that i can focus on a white smile. Here's what I have now.

Thanks!
Hello. I can find music bits in Director Zone - and those can be previewed before downloading - but when I do download, it gives me a blurb about upgrading to 365 - which i have. undecided

Using the media content feature (music) it lists lots of sounds - but no preview?!

Lastly, do I need to save files downloaded from the Director Zone into a folder for future use - or are they saved and will they show up as available on future projects.

And unloading the truck - Application manager just spins its wheel looking for media updates . .

EDIT: Music clip answer found. In PD, when you highlight a music clip, the player to the right will play a sample if you hot the play buttom. Clips appear to be saved to audio downloads.
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Maybe I'm not explaining the situation well, or maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're saying.

When PD produces a video, that is a completely new clip and doesn't have any trace of the GoPro clips metadata. There's no exposure, location, f-stop, shutter speed, anything when PD is the "created by" app, so there's nothing for other apps to find. That's why you have to do all your processing of the original clip before bringing it in to PD for editing.


Thanks, I misunderstood your first response. We're on the same page! Thanks!
Quote I'm not familiar with the other apps you mention, but to be clear, PD doesn't erase anything. Your original clips are untouched, but the produced video doesn't have any metadata from your source clips, so there's no GPS info.

To let Cyberlink know that you'd like to see that kind of functionality added, you can use Rate US & Provide Suggestions under PD's File menu.


Thanks, I'll do that.

I've run a GoPro video through PD - with edits. Then taken that video and in the GoPro and Dashware programs both didn't find any meta data info on the edited clip. So... I then reversed my actions; taking the origional GoPro clip and running it through the GoPro Program to add the gauges from the Meta data to the video, then that processed video into PD and made my edits. So ther was meta data in the origional clip.

IF PD doesn't remove anything, then it comes down the the GoPro program not recognizing something from the PD processed video I'd guess.
A helpful addition to Power Director would be if Power Director could extract and over lay GPS data from GoPro cameras - like Dashware, exc does. cool

OR is power Director wouldn't earese that data when doing edits. If I take a GoPro video and edit it, then run it through Dashware or GoPro's qwik program, PD erases the GPS data when it proceses the edits.

So Now I have to firstly run the unedited video through dashware or Qwick to have it overlay the gauges using the GPS data, then take that video and inport it into PowerDirector and do my edits.

Dashware and Qwick are pretty lame and very S-L-O-W...

A little help?
Quote What flavor is your P2G? P2G 13 will both import and export Flac files. Of course, P2G will import the disc files unless the disc is somehow protected. Have you looked at the help files?


I guess that after rereading your question and looking at your screen shots, I'm confused. Perhaps someone else can help.


P2G is v11.

When I try to select the cd drive as the source of files to be converted - it finds nothing to convert. Which makes me think I first have to import/copy the disk using some other function, then go there for the source file to be comverted. If that's the case - that's way to complicated and wasteful of space.
a few more screenshots . . . the first shot - if the source window is expanded - shows "a audio disk" in drive,

the rest show the other programs retrieving the data (from the web) and inserting it.
So a couple of things - I'vetried searching, then browings back to 2014 for this issue. I'm guessing no one uses this program for this?


  1. I'm trying to convert a commerical audio cd to .flac files using the 'convert' feature. P2G does not recognize the cd source as having data ( I guess).

  2. Also - how to pre-populate the tracks? I have both media monkey and exact audio copy - and both of those have found and populated the track listing.



I've never used P2G for this purpose - and thought I'd give it a try since I bought it. But (I'm probably missing something) but this seems to be a labor intensive effort comparitiyvly. What am I missing?
Thanks one and all for the helpful suggestions! I have PD 15 Ultimate. If there were available additional free downloads, I don't think I downloaded them at the time I bought the product - I was just trying to do some basic stuff. I'm not finding any (free) downloads now.
Here's what I show on PD15: (see photo)

Jeff - I'm not finding the "Vitascene Filter" - is this an add on your purchased?


I guess my origional question is moot - I do have 365 now on my PC (was testing on my laptop and didn't realize I could have it on two machines) and it has some features. On 365, I've found "BBC film damage", witch gets the job done with toned down color - which works ok.

However: Here's a hijack of my own thread! If I use the, say 'BBC Film damage' or any other, i can't seem to make the effect fade in and out. So the transition from the effect to "normal" or to another effect is a abrupt change. Is there a way to have these effects fade in and out (when on the the Fx timeline), or conversely, do I need to break up the video into sections, with a effect for each section - and then use the 'enable fade in and fade out' on the movie timeline? That seems silly and super labor intensive - so I'm guessing I've missed something simple?

Thanks again One and all! I've used this program for years, but never really went beyond basics.
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As part of PD15 you should have "NewBlue Old TV" effect. It has lots of controls for you to play with to get desired amount of oldness and it maintains color.

Jeff


Hi Jeff - Thaks for the reply. Looking under "Fx", I'm not seeing that effect. Am I lookin in the wrong place?
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