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VideoStudio • Re: X7 Clip volume control doesn't work?

4 hours 6 min ago
Hi

I don’t know that much about DB levels or whether they are linier but would guess not.

I have rendered a short clip with varying audio levels set using the 100% options, not the Sound Mixer
4 seconds at 100% at 50% and 25% then 10 %

Certainly you can hear the difference between all settings.
View the clip in Sound Mixer to see the wave form which clearly shows each reduction.

Are you saying your version of video studio does not create a similar pattern?

Link to sample Mpeg4 20 mb
http://1drv.ms/ZwZjlR

Statistics: Posted by lata — Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:52 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Having trouble with the basics.

4 hours 25 min ago
We now have it twice - perhaps you have not moved on to page two.

Statistics: Posted by BrianCee — Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:32 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Having trouble with the basics.

4 hours 36 min ago
I have tried to post this three times. I wonder why it hasn't appeared...

Aha! Now I know what it's called that should be easy for me to bone up on. Thanks!

Statistics: Posted by Phil_Rose — Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:22 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: I've downloaded the free trial but can't install it

12 hours 4 min ago
Greetings!
I'm new here ... registered so I may help with this installation issue based on my own experience this evening.

I have just upgraded my HDD to a SSD and have a second SSD data drive, as well as installed programs on a third 2Tb HDD.
Without going into why is considered best to use a mechanical drive for software that does a lot of writes, and the obvious space difference, I also got the error.

To answer the question of when, that was asked.... the error appears when the setup files are being installed onto the newly chosen drive, not during actual installation of the software.
In my case, reinstalling a paid version of X7 ultimate setup files, and also the bonus files setup gave the error and this is what my problem was.

When you open the dialog to choose the new drive, it actually added the path a second time:
X:\ Program Files (86)\Corel\Corel VideoStudio Ultimate x7 Setup Files\Corel VideoStudio Ultimate x7 Setup Files
Since windows uses every char in the name-path down to the last file in the last folder ... using the full name (Corel VideoStudio Ultimate x7) alone is too long imo, but double it and those chars go fast.

But when I cut it out of the little dialog box and closed it.... it put it back.
When I opened it again, it was chosen already and repeated adding it back.

I cancelled the install and closed installer .... then assured no folder or files were left over.
Created the folder myself under the drive I wanted .... Program Files (86)\Corel VideoStudio Ultimate x7 Setup.
Then I started the installer again, and used the dialog to go to that folder and choose it .... and it finished without error.
Had to do the same thing with the Bonus Setup files, and put them in the same folder.
The setup finished and works great now.

I don't use corel very much.... only for fast cuts etc, the rest of the time I use CS6 ... but I did test multiple features pretty good before posting here.
Again, doubling that long name was just too many characters in the end.

I hope that's clear enough and that it helps you guys that stumble on the problem down the road also.

Statistics: Posted by sylent — Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:54 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Corel's Exec Officers

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:31
"In my opinion, Corel (up there in Canada somewhere) is only in business for the bucks (for themselves)"

...and what business isn't? That is the American Way!

What is the point of your silly rant?

Statistics: Posted by canuck — Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:31 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Corel's Exec Officers

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:28
So whats changed, all companies are in business to make a profit, otherwise what's the point and complaining about Corel on this forum is a waste of time, no Corel employees actually visit here.
All Video editing software companies are the same, sales and marketing set a release date for a new version and that date is adhered to no matter what, if the program still has bugs, hard luck, the program is still released on an unsuspecting public. It's getting to the stage where you buy a program and become a defacto beta tester.
I have just spent almost 6 months beta testing Premiere Elements for Adobe (due for release soon) and it will be released with some minor bugs still present, but at least Adobe are aware of the situation and patches will be released as soon as each bug is resolved. Adobe have also agreed to keep the beta test forum open so that we can continue to monitor and report back to the developers on any new bugs identified and the effectiveness of patches released. CyberLink have just released PowerDirector 13 and already the forum is filling up with complaints.
The only major complaint that I have with Corel is the 30 day warranty period and you are only allowed to contact them once during that period. All the other NLE providers offer unlimited technical support indefinitely (within reason of course) I have Adobe, Sony and CyberLink products on my computer and can always contact tech support with issues.

Robert

Statistics: Posted by RobertOZ — Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:28 am

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VideoStudio • Corel's Exec Officers

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 19:00
Has anyone else noticed that ALL the Corel Executive Officers have a background in "how to get the most money from people for products" [Master's degrees in Economics, Marketing, etc.]-- except for one guy. And, that particular person has the duty to oversee "Quality Control" on most Corel products? He has failed badly! Maybe he was beaten down and pulverized by the 'bean counters?'

There is no 'Quality Control' and proof of that is not just merely my opinion, but it is plain for anyone to read on these forums. Look at the various "Wish Lists" for products - dating back several versions ago! Each one lists issues that SHOULD have been implemented/fixed in previous versions!!! Corel seems to be saying "... We don't care want you want or need. Give us more money for the next version, or suffer or do without!" We have yacht payments to be made!

In my opinion, Corel (up there in Canada somewhere) is only in business for the bucks (for themselves) -- not for releasing/maintaining/updating products which people paid for. To me, it's a scam and criminal to exhort $500.00 (US) for a 'new' product which INCLUDES many of the uncorrected faults retained from the previous versions. And, I say "versions" since it is an ongoing process. They NEVER complete anything, but instead they spend millions of dollars promoting the sales of "new" products (filled with existing oversights, errors, omissions, and user's suggestions). Shame on you Corel. Shame on you "Mr. Product Quality Control!"

Providing only one product partial-update annually for an existing faulty product and then promoting a 'new version' of it (costing many more dollars) IS A SCAM! The so-called 'new version' won't be updated to make it "correct", either! It will retain all its faults until they offer still another 'new version' full of many of the same lame programming errors!

Statistics: Posted by Old_Friend — Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:00 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Audio Track - Increase and Decrease - Equalize

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:38
Okay, we'll just take off and rubber band our way to oblivion!

Thanks,
Dekade

Statistics: Posted by Dekade — Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:38 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Audio Track - Increase and Decrease - Equalize

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:34
Yes!

Statistics: Posted by Ken Berry — Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:34 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Having trouble with the basics.

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:19
Aha! Now I know what it's called that should be easy for me to bone up on. Thanks!

Statistics: Posted by Phil_Rose — Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:19 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Audio Track - Increase and Decrease - Equalize

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:14
Okay, I got the audio split away by right clicking and selecting split audio. Now, I guess I have to work with rubber banding to increase and decrease audio level - correct?

Statistics: Posted by Dekade — Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:14 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Audio Track - Increase and Decrease - Equalize

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:08
Yes, I have an mp4 file and the audio shows right along with the video on the timeline. I cannot get the audio and the video separated

Statistics: Posted by Dekade — Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:08 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Having trouble with the basics.

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:57
Yes -- it's called Ripple Editing. The red arrow in the photo below points to the relevant icon which you will also see replicated in the overlay tracks. When enabled, these allow the tracks which have been enabled to move along when you insert or delete something from the main track. Look for Ripple Editing in the User Guide...

Statistics: Posted by Ken Berry — Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:57 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Audio Track - Increase and Decrease - Equalize

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:53
There should be no difference due to the format of the video you are using. The same rules should apply to mpeg-4, as they would to mpeg-2 or other formats. Or are you having trouble with a particular mpeg-4 file?

Statistics: Posted by Ken Berry — Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:53 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Audio Track - Increase and Decrease - Equalize

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:40
Is there any means by which to separate the audio from the video timeline on an mp4 file?
Is there any means to control the volume of the audio at different locations along the timeline of an mp4 file?

Dekade

Statistics: Posted by Dekade — Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:40 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Having trouble with the basics.

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:31
Well, fade to black seems to work as fade up from black if you drag it on to the beginning of the clip. However, your idea seems like a better solution except that if I drag a black clip in front of my first clip on the timeline it pushes everything along in that track but all the items on every other track stay where they are. In a more complicated piece this would be a good way to destroy my entire project. Is it possible to insert a second at the beginning of the project and shift everything along so that I could then add my small piece of black? Thanks again!

Statistics: Posted by Phil_Rose — Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:31 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Having trouble with the basics.

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:31
just to add - the duration of the black matte must be longer than the transition

Statistics: Posted by BrianCee — Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:31 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Having trouble with the basics.

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:26
I am a little confused. I would have thought fade to black would do just that: fade down to black, not fade up from black. If you want fade up from black (which is usually how I do things), I would insert a short black matte clip in front of the video, then insert a Crossfade transition, not fade to black. Then adjust the length of the transition to increase the fade effect.

To find the colour mattes, see image below.

Statistics: Posted by Ken Berry — Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:26 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: X7 Clip volume control doesn't work?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:22
Ken Berry wrote:
The problem is that for some of us at least (most of us?), changing the numerical value from 100 to 50 will indeed drastically reduce the volume, just as going from 100 to 200 will produce a very noticeable increase. But the increase or decrease is not noticeable at all if you play the clip in Clip mode. It has to be played in Project mode for the volume change to be there...


Yes it does happen in project mode. As I mentioned, it happens in the rendered video so really I don't care about "mode", I care about final product. I had the same issue when I trial tested Pro, which I uninstalled then later bought and installed Ultimate. I just haven't had time to think about it or try to figure out why it is happening until now. It's not a deal breaker, I knew of the issue before buying the software.

I used a decibel meter on my Nokia phone and here are the results averaged (in project mode with a video):
ambient 33 db
100% - 67 db
50% - 61 db
25% : 60 db
5% : 55 db

Decibel meter on an HTC phone (project mode/video):
ambient 33 db
100% - 64 db
50% - 62 db
25% : 59 db
5% : 58 db

Next I used a 2500 Hz test tone (project mode/test tone)
ambient 33 db (Nokia)
100% - 76 db
50% - 70 db
25% : 66 db
5% : 55 db

ambient 32 db (HTC)
100% - 74 db
50% - 68 db
25% : 65 db
5% : 53 db

edit: one more test. Moving the volume knob on my computer speaker by 1/4 changes volume by 11 db.

Statistics: Posted by wormil — Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:22 pm

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VideoStudio • Audio Track - Increase and Decrease - Equalize

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:51
I have an issue with the audio track of a timeline imported video file. Some parts of the video have strong audio while other portions have very weak audio. I need to equalize these different track portions.

I am using VSx3 Ultimate. Windows 7 Professional. Is there a means by which to increase the volume of a section of video? In turn the same question for decreasing? Or - can one part of the track be equalized to equal another part of the track? After all manual or automatic equalizing has been finished (- if possible in the first place -) can the volume for the entire track then be adjusted up or down?

If this is not possible in VSx3 is it possible to do so in VSx7 Pro and/or Ultimate?

Any help will be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks,

Dekade

Statistics: Posted by Dekade — Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:51 pm

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