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VideoStudio • Re: Corel VideoStudio X7 Service Pack 1 Released

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 15:07
I am having X7 crashes during edit using MP4 files. It is crashing at splitting of video clip. After reading comments on this, I'm hesitant to do the patch in the middle of working on this project. Does anyone know if this has been fixed or the other issues with the patch have been corrected?

thanks so much,
Candy

Statistics: Posted by cdoughertycd — Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:07 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: X7 Ultimate audio pops with overlay crossfades

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 14:57
Hi Trevor, Sorry I wasn't able to get back on sooner to see your reply. I really appreciate it. I completed that project despite pops in transitions so if/when I encounter it again I will send something to you.

thanks,
Candy

Statistics: Posted by cdoughertycd — Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:57 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Sharing

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:17
Thanks very much Trevor, this is most helpful

Statistics: Posted by mwsing — Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:17 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Manual

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:13
Thanks for your assistance, Iata. I can now view the manuals. Terfyn - I couldn't agree more. Life seems to get more complicated instead of less!

Statistics: Posted by mwsing — Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:13 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Maximum possible project duration in VSX7

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:38
Ah, brilliant...your suggestions worked. Why didn't i think of that?

I tried to insert the next clip required and got the error, I then tried with the next and it inserted fine so then bulk inserted the remaining 50 clips with no problems at all!

Going back to the clip that gave the error... i noticed that the length was wrongly stated at over 26hrs!! (on the browse media file dialog box).
I can bring it into the VS media library ok and play it and crop it to it's actual size of only 10secs. It then inserts to my timeline ok.

I think I thought like Erdna that 20mins is usually the limit to squeeze HD onto a DVD so thought it might be something to do with that limit, although as I said before, I've never seen the problem before.

Many many thanks anyway..I can get on with some editing

Just as an aside, I too use the HDVSplit program to import HDV via Firewire. I think I'd seen your recommendation a long time ago Ken. It's version 0.77 beta and has always worked great. I didn't have much luck trying to use VS's capture method in the past.. getting many dropped frames.


Cheers, Tim

Statistics: Posted by simmosimmo — Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:38 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Maximum possible project duration in VSX7

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:08
I wonder if the limit is not related to a DVD content limit. HDV~ 3.5 MB/s equals~ 4GB after 20 minutes. Could X7 "suppose" the video has to fill a DVD if the project settings are in DVD mode>

Statistics: Posted by erdna — Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:08 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: batch conversion

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:23
Yes -- and you will need also to consider exactly which formats you are going to try to join together and what their properties are: whether they are Upper or Lower Field First or frame based/progressive. And if progressive, are they 25 fps or 50 fps PAL (29.97 fps/59.94 fps NTSC) or even 24 fps... Most of these are manageable, but if you have Upper and Lower Field First video combined, one or the other will cause problems. In such cases, you also have to decide which Field Order you will choose based on which of video with Upper or Lower Field First is longer or more important to you...

But don't worry too much about it all being too difficult to digest... All of us here started out the same way, but with a little experience with hands-on editing, it gradually becomes much clearer!

Statistics: Posted by Ken Berry — Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:23 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: batch conversion

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:11
I must say, this is not all that easy to digest. Appreciate everyone's help. I am sure I'll have more questions. My next project is going to include different video clips with different formats that I need to join together. I guess to determine what output to use I first need to decide if I want to be able to watch it in a computer or burn a DVD, etc.

Statistics: Posted by reko19 — Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:11 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Maximum possible project duration in VSX7

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:42
FWIW, I use HDV regularly and have never had this problem, regardless of the length of a project or the number of clips in it. Typically, I will often capture up to an hour's HDV via Firewire using a program called HDVSplit which -- as its name suggests -- splits the video by scene. My scenes rarely run longer than about 20 seconds, and more normally around 10 seconds, so there are lots of them -- often several hundred which I have no trouble adding to the timeline.

Now your problem might be -- as you suggest -- something to do with a corrupt time code. I cannot say. I don't do anything special with my HDV mini-DV tapes, nor with my camcorder (Canon HV20) -- so the video I capture comes as it is from the camera.

You say you reach the limit at around 19 minutes... Is it one specific clip you are trying to insert at that point, or does it happen with any clip you try to insert? Have you tried taking out the last clip or two which you successfully inserted into the timeline, and replacing them with others. Can you then go beyond 19 minutes???

How do you capture your HDV?

Statistics: Posted by Ken Berry — Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:42 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: smart sound

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:33
To add further salt into the wound, in effect the inclusion of SmartSound in Video Studio (and other editing programs) is really a bit of a gimmick, or more to the point, a teaser. At most it comes with a couple of SmartSound albums (Core Foundations and New Standard). Though I have not counted, together those albums give you around twenty individual pieces of music -- though the beauty of SmartSound is that those songs can be used in QuickTracks to play with a beginning, middle and end for an exact length which the user specifies, regardless of how long or short that period might be.

However, depending on how many videos you produce and what is in them, those two albums rapidly grow a bit boring. That is where the "teaser" part comes in. As Trevor has said, you cannot use QuickTracks with the other music clips that come with VideoStudio, or your own music. You have to use SmartSound-produced albums, and unless you buy during one of their sales, those albums are not cheap, running at around US$99 a disc last time I looked. I was lucky enough to buy a whole large set of them second hand for a very reasonable price a few years ago when a TV station in the city where I used to live cleaned out its stock, and I have added one or two more discs since then during SmartSound sales. This in turn made it worthwhile for me to buy the stand-alone "pro" version of QuickTracks which is called SonicFire Pro (which is also made by SmartSound). It gives you many more options than QuickTracks -- but again it will only use albums made by SmartSound and not your own music.

Statistics: Posted by Ken Berry — Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:33 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: smart sound

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:04
Hi Jack

We are still confusing Auto Music with normal sound/audio files within the library

Do not select Auto Music icon
When you view the library right of preview screen, this contains Video Photo and Audio clips, make sure the icons at the top are highlighted/selected showing yellow. All types of clips will show
To the left is the Add option, this allows you to create a new library page
Do that and name it Jacks Clips.
To the right of the Add is the Open folder icon to Import Media Files.
Browse your pc for your personal audio files, MP3 or Wav are the most common they should show as thumbnails in the library.
You can of course simply view the Samples library.

To use a clip simply drag it to the timeline, or right click a clip and choose “Insert to”

The Auto Music is a separate option, when you select that option the panel opens below the library.
I do not think you are intending to use the auto music and it is causing lots of confusion.

Statistics: Posted by lata — Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:04 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: smart sound

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 09:34
Hi Lata, after reading your last message, I have no idea about where the following items scope to owned titles filter to albums sub filter to core foundations where they are or what to do with them.lol. The user account was put in my computer, some time ago when a guy was working on my computer,. When I click on my auto music tab the folder opens up, am I supposed to go to the folder open it up click on libraries,choose a audio file highlight it? Is it supposed to play? To get to the audio files I have to click on the folder right? But the box with the file in the folder section says ADD... to add folder , when I click on the add button I don't know what to do,when the other box opens up. I hope you understand what I am saying. Thanks sir for your efforts Regards Jack

Statistics: Posted by magoo 72 — Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:34 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Maximum possible project duration in VSX7

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 09:21
Hi

It does seem a little odd that the problem is with both versions, so I guess its not the software.
It may be a corrupt timecode but don’t think this issue has been reported before.

Add half of the clips, 1 to 50, if ok add another 25% --51 to 75 and so on.

And as far as you know nothing has changed on the PC?

Regarding Fat 32 with Gb sizes in mind, whats the total size of the clips you are trying to use

Statistics: Posted by lata — Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:21 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: smart sound

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:29
Hi Jack

I agree with Brian that there is some confusion on how to use Smart Sound.

The SmartSound files are in a folder C\programData\Smart Sound Software Inc\
There is no reason to access that folder, they will play from the Auto Music tab.

Smart Sound music files are seperate to your own music files, you cannot add your music files to Smart Sound, nor as Brian said add SDS Smart Sound directly to the library.

I was a little confused why you received the message that "C\users\ test\ documents\Corel Video Studio Pro\video music\cannot be found"
This appears to be a temporary User Account called "test"

Ok lets start again

run Video Studio X5
Select the autoMusic icon (do you get any errors or warnings)

from the Auto Music tab click Play Selected Music--does the music play.

The Auto Music tab has several drop down boxes, are you aware or their use as these can be confusing.

set
Scope to Owned Titles
Filter to Albums
Sub Filter to Core Foundations

select the music clip from the Track

Press Play Selected Music

Statistics: Posted by lata — Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:29 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Manual

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:09
Life revolves around .pdf manuals. What a penny pinching lot our suppliers are!
There is nothing more satisfying than a printed book to browse through. My camera supplier has even done away with a decent index so I have to search through pages of irrelevance before I can find the page I want.

I once tried to print out the manual from a .pdf file - never again, it took three hours, a second black ink cartridge and six paper reloads and turn rounds for two sided printing!!!

Statistics: Posted by Terfyn — Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:09 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Maximum possible project duration in VSX7

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:59
Hi Trevor,

Thanks for the reply. I'm not at home at the min so will have to remind myself of my PC Spec later. What I can tell you is that my spec has not changed recently and my method of processing has not altered either. The last project I did worked fine (albeit that would have been done with VSX6). I even went back and tried to create a project on VSX6 but had the same error. I import my video from a DV tape into individual scene clips (each approx. 5mb to 150mb in size) and then assemble and edit within VS. I did read somewhere that maybe the "timecode of a clip has got corrupt" (???)...but how to find out which one out of 100 or so clips would be a challenge.

Statistics: Posted by simmosimmo — Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:59 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: smart sound

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:49
Hi Trevor, I would like to let you know where I am. This is probably so elementary that I am embarrassed. when I go to my folders and click on documents, there is a folder named Smart sound library. when you open this folder it shows all the files and libraries, including the sound files. When you close the folder and all the program folders are listed, if you scroll down to the bottom of this page there is a listing... sound files(62) beneath that... C\Program Data\Smart Sound Software Inc. All The sound files for the smart sound are listed. close the documents folder out Click on computer. Open C.. open the users folder, Click on test, open the documents folder, there is a folder... Smart sound library. open folder, inside all the libraries and sound files listed. I believe that all the files are in my computer. I just don't know what to do. When I open Video Studio ProX5. I am able to bring in music from my music files if I want. I can use the music files in the program by dragging them into the timeline. When I click on auto music, the smart sound quick tracks appears. click on smart sound quick tracks, a box opens up. Click on albums.. core foundations and online purchases are listed. Across from core foundations it shows partially available down below I can add files. I am afraid of what I have to do once I click add. click on folders The common Smartsound application folder is where data files are stored so other Smartsound applications can share the information. C\ProgramData\Smartsound Software Inc\ beneath that notice click here to browse this folder when you open this folder all the files and libraries are shown. Below in the Sound file Folders box there is a folder C\programData\Smart Sound Software Inc\. Yesterday I went here goofed things up. Yesterday I I had two folders in this bow C\Users\test\Documents\Corel Video Studio Pro\video Music By mistake I deleated this folder. This is the spot where I don't know how to go forward to finish. Thanks for all your time and effort. I am sure this is elementary. sigh. Jack

Statistics: Posted by magoo 72 — Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:49 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: smart sound

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:17
Hi Jack
This is what I see when using Auto Music
Click each image for larger view

X5 SS 01.jpg

X5 SS 02.jpg

X5 SS 03.jpg

X5 SS 04.jpg

Statistics: Posted by lata — Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:17 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: smart sound

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:06
Can I just reiterate that - you CANNOT play the smart sound SDS files by clicking on them in their folder - if I do that I also get a message that my computer does not know what to play them with.

Neither can you play them by putting them in the timeline of VideoStudio.

They will only play if you use the Auto Music icon within VideoStudio

and I hope that your use of the word 'registry' is simply a lack of knowledge on your part - the computer 'registry' is a very special part of your computer where even quite experienced users tread very carefully - I hope that you really mean the computer folder system as viewed in 'My Computer' or 'File Explorer'

Statistics: Posted by BrianCee — Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:06 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Maximum possible project duration in VSX7

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 03:28
Hi

Very strange

Can you please update your profile to include your pc specification.

Can you say if your hard drives are formatted using Fat32, this has a 4 Gb limit.
That is the only thing that comes to mind at the moment.

Statistics: Posted by lata — Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:28 am

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