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VideoStudio • Re: Editing VS Pro X5 Audio Tracks With Audacity, etc.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:01
Thank you, Mr. Berry--and others--for your timely and detailed responses!

I'll be trying these out soon enough....

Statistics: Posted by DayO — Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:01 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: How to work with "nonstandard" GoPro Resolutions in X7?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:58
Well if they can accept that frame format, a temporary solution would be to use GoPro Studio. It can do some basic editing, as well as things like correcting at least some of the fish-eye effect you get with the wide angle settings of the Hero.

Statistics: Posted by Ken Berry — Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:58 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Editing VS Pro X5 Audio Tracks With Audacity, etc.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:52
Yes. And in the case of my answer, that is the standard way of adjusting volume throughout a project. It's called "Rubber banding" because that single line you see above the graphical pattern of the audio is taken to be the normal level for the audio. To vary the volume you have to insert points in the line and then drag down (or up) the two inner ones i.e. like pulling one point on a rubber band. That gives a fade out and fade in effect, and lowers (or raises) the volume in that area. The distance between the first and second dots governs the length of the fade out, and the distance between the third and fourth dots governs the length of the fade back in.

You have to watch the cursor in this operation as it changes. When it is in the timeline generally, it will be a four pointed figure. When next to the centre line, it becomes an upward pointing single arrow. You left click when this arrow touches the line to insert a point, then move along and repeat the action. Then you go back to the second dot and touch it with the cursor and it turns into a hand with the digit pointing up. Left click to hold and drag the point down or up. It takes a bit of practice but you soon get the hang of it.

Statistics: Posted by Ken Berry — Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:52 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Problem running VSx7 after install

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:50
Thank you for the info; I bought the disc because I was having trouble downloading it. I bought the program download from Amazon and it took over two days because of lost connections (never did finish downloading) constantly so Amazon was kind enough to refund my money for the download and I purchased the disc instead. So I'm afraid that trying to download the trial version is going to be a problem; however, I will follow up on your advice on making sure my uninstall is complete as I have removed the program from my computer.
Thanks again for your help!!

Statistics: Posted by KKJohn — Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:50 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Editing VS Pro X5 Audio Tracks With Audacity, etc.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:36
I'm assuming I can also do these suggested procedures within VS Pro X5 also, instead of using an external program like Audacity or Sound Forge....

Statistics: Posted by DayO — Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:36 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: VSX7 free content

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:53
Hi

Well at least they are trying to fix this, that has to be good.

Can you look to see if you have Internet plugins, unusual tool bars etc installed, Browser Manager, Browser Protect, Babylon have been known to cause problems.
check the installed Program and Features list.

Statistics: Posted by lata — Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:53 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: VSX7 free content

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:41
They asked me to turn off Panda Active Scan, but I couldn't find out how to turn it off so I uninstalled it. Also just uninstalled and reinstalled VSX7 but it's still the same.

Statistics: Posted by dumbdumber — Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:41 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: avchd playback

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 06:35
Hi

In that case they have updated the 920 version from the 900, the option to set 50P seems to be part of your on screen menu, record mode.
I see HA1920, HG1920, HX1920, HE1920 and iFrames.

I do not see PH,
The option 1080/50P will record to 50fps
The other options 1080/50i will record to 25fps.
The “i” indicates interlacing 50 half frames = 25 fps

I have my options set to use HA1920, that will record to 25fps.

Open the screen, tap the centre of the screen, I do this twice, the recording type should show, along with other data I see 1080P. That’s if 50P is set.

I can only advise that you read the manual to find how to change recording options, recording modes, ignore references to 3D.

Statistics: Posted by lata — Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:35 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: How to work with "nonstandard" GoPro Resolutions in X7?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 05:11
Ken Berry wrote:
But equally, the Manual reference above could possibly be because YouTube and Vimeo don't accept 1440 and would convert it to a format they *do* use i.e. 1080p... But I have never used either YouTube or Vimeo, and thus will leave it to others to investigate that possibility.


Thanks for your continued efforts on this! I appreciate it!

Youtube can import the 1440P48 format "as is" without any problem:

http://youtu.be/DRCnHs3tREg

Regards,
- Oliver

Statistics: Posted by Smeagle — Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:11 am

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VideoStudio • Re: RotoPen File Size

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:16
I said this a couple of days ago in the other recent rotopen thread. But I match the frame format/aspect ratio to the rest of the project. Since most of my projects these days are 1920 x 1080, I either crop the map to the same format, or have a background (normally white) flat image in that format or at least in 16:9 format, and insert the map on that. Then save it as a jpeg before inserting it into the project. That way I have found that the traced line/route always looks the same in both Clip and Project view modes.

Statistics: Posted by Ken Berry — Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:16 am

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VideoStudio • RotoPen File Size

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 19:51
What size must the file be so that the map runs true? I have used some non-standard sizes with no success. Do you need 1920X1080 or 720X480 files to make it work properly? This would save me trial and error time..

Statistics: Posted by pepegota — Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:51 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Editing VS Pro X5 Audio Tracks With Audacity, etc.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:52
Or of course, without any cuts, simply go into audio mode and use the rubber band effect to pull the straight audio line down to the bottom (i.e. muted) for those parts you want muted...

Statistics: Posted by Ken Berry — Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:52 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: How to work with "nonstandard" GoPro Resolutions in X7?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:24
OK... I have now played around a bit with GoPro Studio, but have no good news to report. First off, here's what the Studio Manual has to say about output:


When you’re finished editing, you can export your movie to a format that’s easy to share on YouTube™, Vimeo™ and other sites, or to a high-quality master file that can be used for broadcast outlets or archival purposes.

GoPro Studio enables you to do the following:

• Easily create GoPro-style videos using GoPro Edit Templates
• Mix, edit and add effects to any number of clips, filmed at different resolutions
and frame rates, with no visual loss of quality
• Export your GoPro Studio projects as h.264 .mp4 files at up to 1080p resolution
for sharing on YouTube or Vimeo
• Export a high-quality master file up to 4K resolution in the GoPro CineForm
format for broadcast or archival purposes


Although the above indicates you can output in h.264 mp4 (which is the GoPro native format), it also indicates that the maximum vertical format size is 1080 which rather rules out the 1440p in this particular case.

The other two formats it can produce in are Quicktime's .mov version of h.264 and .avi produced using Studio's CineForm codec. The properties for that are as follows:
VS X7 GoPro01.jpg

I converted the original you made available to both mov and avi formats, then inserted them (separately) into New Projects in VS. The first bit of bad news is that, though I had the box ticked in Preferences, I did not get a message when I inserted either clip asking if I wanted the Project Properties to match those of the clip. So that ruled out the possibility of using Share > Create Video File > Same as Project Properties. However, Same As First Clip was at least available in the case of the .avi. It was not in the case of the .mov -- but we were already well aware that VS cannot produce high def h.264 in mov format, so no real surprise there. But at least you can edit and produce a new video in VS using the Cineform .avi format.

The second bit of bad -- indeed worse -- news was that when I transferred the new avi (from VS) and the original mov clip (from Studio) to a USB stick drive, neither were available when I plugged the USB drive into my Blu-Ray player (in this case a Sony PlayStation 3). The .avi brought up an error message on the PS3 saying it was "unsupported data". And the .mov file was not even listed as being available. (And just to be clear, yes, they were in the VIDEO folder on the USB drive required by the PS3... Other formats in that folder were there and played.)

A third bit of bad news is that both the avi and mov files were approx three to four times the size of the original mp4.

I confess I haven't yet looked into how flexible Studio might be in producing a new .mp4 file with the same properties as the original, though you'd think it should be possible, given that the 1440 setting is a GoPro setting... But equally, the Manual reference above could possibly be because YouTube and Vimeo don't accept 1440 and would convert it to a format they *do* use i.e. 1080p... But I have never used either YouTube or Vimeo, and thus will leave it to others to investigate that possibility.

EDIT: I have now found that Studio will indeed allow a Custom set-up for output files after editing. So I set it to output to identical properties as the original, which it did. However, on inserting that new file into VS, it did not change the Project Properties to match, but still came up with the same "cannot be trimmed" error message as the original when I tried to use Same As First Clip...

Statistics: Posted by Ken Berry — Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:24 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Editing VS Pro X5 Audio Tracks With Audacity, etc.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:11
I should have said that the procedure I suggested does not require splitting the audio, the cuts are made in the original clip.

Statistics: Posted by david1939 — Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:11 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Editing VS Pro X5 Audio Tracks With Audacity, etc.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:06
You could quiet selected sections of the audio by making cuts before and after the desired section and mute the audio in the section between the cuts. Adding a "fade-out" and "fade-in" to the previous and following portions will soften the abrupt transition.

Statistics: Posted by david1939 — Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:06 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: How to work with "nonstandard" GoPro Resolutions in X7?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 15:05
FWIW, we have received an interim reply from Yvonne, saying she is taking it up with her software engineering team to see what they can do about allowing more customisation of templates.

In the meantime, I have finally found the time to download GoPro Studio (110 MB) and will play around with that. I'll report back when I have any news.

Statistics: Posted by Ken Berry — Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:05 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: avchd playback

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:50
Hi Ken

When viewing your camera, open the screen, on the face of the camera body is the "on/off" button.
To the right of that is a button marked 1080 / 50P, that switches between 25 fps and 50 P

At least that's where it is on my camera.

Statistics: Posted by lata — Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:50 pm

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