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VideoStudio • Re: Can a project be added to a timeline

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 06:08
Thanks Trevor.

I did try to add a project to a library and then select it to add to a new project but VSX6 seemed to gets it's "head" in a knot and went a bit 'ballistic'.

I will try what you suggested and see what happens - WHEN I get all my 'small' projects complete.

And my output video will be - our 4 week trip in England last September (2000+ miles). Stopping 3 days in most of the following Oxford, Peak District, Yorkshire Moors (Whitby), Yorkshire Dales, Ludlow, Bourton On The Water, Fowey, Bournemouth. Thought you might be interested.

Thanks again

John

Statistics: Posted by jparnold — Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:08 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: audio track shrinks

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 04:46
Hi
Thanks for the feedback, nice to know the recommendations work…

The MP3 Lame Codec has been an issue for some for many a year, some MP3’s work ok….. I did notice recording to MP3 with a data rate higher than 192 seemed to cause problems, that was a long time ago so cannot say that it would work every time, I use wav’s where I can

Statistics: Posted by lata — Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:46 am

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VideoStudio • Re: VideoStudio Ultimate X7 Fails To Open

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 04:39
Hi

Many of us have had this message, as Brian says its for information.

If you are concerned, first uninstall Quicktime, then install Video Studio, a version of Quicktime will be installed during the VS install process.

Maybe you are terminating the installation when seeing this message.

I have checked the installation files and VS installs QT version 7.7.4
The latest QT version for Windows 7 is 7.7.6, that should not be a problem, I have 7.7.4 installed so don’t see that information message when installing VS.

Statistics: Posted by lata — Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:39 am

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VideoStudio • Re: VS X8 hangs with blank screen during startup

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 04:27
Hi

I assume you have installed the trial and trying to run the program…
That blank image does not give much info…

Can you post the image of the screen that requests your e-mail address.

Does that screen have other boxes to fill, maybe Company, insert Home.

When you enter the e-mail address are you using your Corel account e-mail address.
If using a different one then it should create a new account for you?

Are you connected to the internet

Statistics: Posted by lata — Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:27 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Project stops playing

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 04:18
Hi Kenneth

You mention adding an audio from CD, did you copy the audio files to your hard drive before adding then to the project.?
What type of audio files were they? Best to use WAV....

OK try this...

Save the project again using File - Save As, give it a new name.
Now remove the audio files.
Play the project, does it play ok?
No
Remove the Images from the timeline, save using File Save
Play the project
Does it play ok?

Statistics: Posted by lata — Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:18 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Can a project be added to a timeline

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 22:36
It's usually on the Share page. See my attached image...

Statistics: Posted by Ken Berry — Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:36 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Project stops playing

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 22:29
If the playback stops on a jpeg, have you tested this jpeg by substituting another at that point? If the second image plays well, then put the original image in a picture editing program like PaintShop and save it in another format or even just save it again with a different name and use the new image in the project instead.

I don't think your problem arises from having a Scotland folder and a Scotland mpeg in your working folder. They are apples and oranges and VS would not be able to mistake the folder for being anything except a folder...

Statistics: Posted by Ken Berry — Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:29 am

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VideoStudio • Project stops playing

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 20:26
I am working on a project about half hour long made up of MTS files taken with my own camera that show as AVCHD in the working folder and jpeg files .I have successfully inserted transitions and titles and the 1st wav file from a CD.I have gone through the project and checked it out before entering the audio. With much angst and frustration, I have come up against a problem that most likely (again) no one else has ever suffered from .At about 2 mins in on the project it stops playing in the project mode. If I move the project on a little way and press play- it shoots right to the end of the project. If I move to clip mode after it stops in the project mode, the clips play ok.The project stops on a jpeg file.
In my working folder there are 2 files with the same name as the project (Scotland).One is a folder modified on the 16 10 14, created on 8 sept 14, 3.3GB, 194 files 1 folder.
The other is an mpeg file 1.05GB created on the 28 10 14, its properties showed that it opened with win media player-I have changed this to open with VS. X7. Cant think why there are 2 Scotland files.
I cant think of any other info that may be of use to some genius reading this and I hope he or she can provide an answer to this most tiresome problem!

Statistics: Posted by Ken Veal — Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:26 am

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VideoStudio • Creating a Video File

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 19:41
After I edit my individual AVCHD video files from my camcorder into a .VSP file I need to create a video file in Corel x5. I select Create Video File-> AVCHD -> 1930x1080p. When the file is converted and I play it back, it looks grainy. I want my final video file to look a bit sharper like from the source of my camera. Please advise


Paul
Parker, CO

Statistics: Posted by 56belair — Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:41 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Can a project be added to a timeline

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 17:22
Thanks Ken for confirming that with me. That now seems to be the way to go (create small projects, render each to MP4 then create new project containing all rendered MP4 video files and render to larger MP4 video file.
Nice to hear/read from you.


Added text
Where do I find 'smart render' in preferences? I can only find 'smart proxy'

Statistics: Posted by jparnold — Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:22 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Can a project be added to a timeline

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 16:48

OR is VS smart enough to 'smart render' and not loose quality (when rendering to the same format as the input video file(s) )?


Yes -- that is the very purpose of Smart Render... and since it is not re=rendering those parts of a project which are already in the output format, rendering times are greatly reduced. The only things rendered are things like added titles and transitions...

As for menus, I only bother with them these days if I am producing discs destined for others. For me, when playing my videos for visiting friends or family, the basic menu shown by my Blu-Ray player is more than enough.

Statistics: Posted by Ken Berry — Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:48 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Can a project be added to a timeline

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 16:19
Thanks everyone for the quick replies.

Trevor I had considered rendering each project to separate video files and then drag each rendered video file to a new project but I remember reading many times over the years that each time you render you lose a little quality. I have no idea how much quality is lost but I hate loosing quality if I don't have to.

OR is VS smart enough to 'smart render' and not loose quality (when rendering to the same format as the input video file(s) )?

Seems that trying to create a video file with a menu which will play from a usb stick isn't worth the trouble.
I am happy enough to select a video to play via the Blue Ray players inbuilt 'menu' (when playing from a usb stick) - it just doesn't look as fancy as a DVD menu.

Lastly I had no idea that VSX8 was available. Must look out for that.

Statistics: Posted by jparnold — Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:19 pm

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VideoStudio • Updated! VS X8 v2-THE MISSING INSTALL/GETTING STARTED MANUAL

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 14:16
This original post from 10 April has been revised and significantly expanded (about twice the size of the original post). Since it is a sticky post, changes or new posts are not as evident for regular readers, so I'm posting this separate article to point people to it.

Please take a look at it at viewtopic.php?f=1&t=56111

Further comments or noting of errors are of course welcomed--thanks for all the previous ones, which are incorporated and acknowledged in the revision!

I won't recopy the post here, of course--just go to the above link or see the stickies on the main VideoStudio page, but a summary of the changes are:

Installation: Information on backing up your Libraries, known installation problems
Ultimate: Information on Bonus Audio and Transition effects also included in Ultimate (only Video FX were listed earlier)
Documentation: Section on documentation for Ultimate PlugIn totally redone and enhanced
Tutorials: More links for Ultimate Effects tutorials
Freebies: New section on downloading free templates, video clips and images
Minor editorial changes and clarifications

New text is temporarily in red (this will be removed later for better readability) so that those who read the first version can quickly see what's new.

Statistics: Posted by tanguero — Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:16 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: VIDEOSTUDIO X8 v2-THE MISSING INSTALL/GETTING STARTED MA

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 14:08
This post has been updated significantly (about double the original size) today (v2), incorporating all comments through this date, and with a whole bunch of additional information.

Statistics: Posted by tanguero — Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:08 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Wishlist for VideoStudio X9

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 13:13
agal1057 wrote:
I think it would be nice if you can advance the timeline frame by frame using the arrow keys on your keyboard, I am new to VS and I am used to do this in all other editing programs that I have used.


ShortCut D or F doing so.
Arrows jumps clips.

Statistics: Posted by asik1 — Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:13 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: audio track shrinks

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 13:10
It worked! I'm not sure what was going on with the mp3 files and codec, but the issue seems to be in the timeline edit mode and not in the render. The playback of the mp3 files was too slow during the edit mode which made the timing off after rendering. By the end of 7 minutes the audio was so off during edit mode that it was 10 seconds off by the end. And actually the last audio mp3 was starting at the correct point but finishing to late during the edit mode. So all the delay was in the last 4 minutes of the project. The WAV file played back properly during the edit mode and the final render was identical to the edit mode playback. I hope all this makes sense.

Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:10 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: audio track shrinks

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 12:36
Okay, it looks like the WAV conversion will work. When I inserted the WAV files into the timeline, the timing in edit mode was different than with the mp3 files but similar to the rendered mp4. I readjusted the photo and video clips to fit the new timing and I'm rendering the mp4 right now. Hopefully that takes care of the issue.

Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:36 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Wishlist for VideoStudio X9

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 12:28
I think it would be nice if you can advance the timeline frame by frame using the arrow keys on your keyboard, I am new to VS and I am used to do this in all other editing programs that I have used.

Statistics: Posted by agal1057 — Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:28 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: VSX6 --> VSX8 upgrade ...install problem?

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 11:28
She said she scheduled the session for 4:30 PM EST yesterday but I never got any communication or other information to accept or start the remote session. So I'll see what happens on Monday. Since I have X6 back in and back to the project I'm working on now, I'll just be patient.

Yeah as far the upgrade itself goes I'm sure the $20 discount for the UPGRADE just reflected the price and I figured it is the same as a the full version only discounted.

Yeah I'm not really sure at all about what might or might not actually be mucking up the install as you'd think once X6 is uninstalled and then removing Boris, pro-dad, new blue and so on down the line all uninstalled. It's really throwing me a loop. I think I can be pretty sure that the downlands of everything are fine (seeing as I've downloaded them all 5 maybe 6 times now in its entirety). But whatever happens, it becomes noticeable at the get go when you install the main program of X8 64bit. Once installed but prior to adding any of the content or bonus, if I open X8 all of the normal included transitions & effects show up in the menus as they should, and all of the transitions work fine...BUT... in the effects menu, while you can see them all there, if you randomly start previewing effects, about 60-70% when clicked on spit back an error message saying "insufficient memory", and you can't click or drag any those ones which is really odd, and again it has done this on every install attempted from each of the 5 downloaded X8_main.exe files and this is all prior to installing either the bonus or content....

From there it really doesn't seem matter which one I installed next or last... It seems nothing goes missing when you install the contents package, that seems just fine and populates the media libraries as it should as far as I can tell and there is no notice of any other odd behavior, other that what I noted above with the error message on the effects that still stays the same, they still won't work but they don't disappear. Where it really goes haywire is when you install the 3Bonus content, which was why I tried not using the "install all" option and went down the list individually to see if I could catch one that might be the one that was removing the initial transitions & removing the still broken effects. I can put the first one, Boris, in and all seems ok but when you get to the second one in the list, Adorage, I can see it adds a few transitions but is where I now notice that most all of the standard transitions just simply disappear.

As far as the effects going missing it seems to happen randomly during the installation of the bonus & content packages, and it seems the effects I loose are the ones that were spitting back the error message from the initial lone install of X8. So I'm guessing that there is something that is mucking up the actual install of the main X8 64bit exe file... and again I have downloaded this 5 or 6 times now tried. So it has to be something left in a random file, .dll, registry entry... or something hiding somewhere that is not letting the main file install itself correctly...

It had crossed my mind to try the 32bit package but I kind of see that as defeating the purpose of upgrading to the full fledged 64bit version.. Maybe I'll give it a shot Monday or Tuesday... would rather work on my project this weekend...

Statistics: Posted by OBB — Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:28 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: audio track shrinks

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 11:12
I will give that a shot. Thanks.

Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:12 pm

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