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VideoStudio • Re: Upgrades to X8

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 17:01
Brian, I have no problem. I try to offer help and experience. That is all. I will leave it up to you when to censor and monitor behavior here.

Statistics: Posted by TonyP — Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:01 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: VideoStudio X8 and VOD files

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 16:57
Well spotted, yes they are .VOB files. My mistake.

I have just changed the extension of one file to mpg and you are a star. Thank you so much!

Hours of headaches resolved.

Statistics: Posted by Scubbie — Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:57 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Upgrades to X8

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 16:53
OK gents - we seem to have reached the point of trading insults - can we stop this now please - this is a help forum - could you all please keep it at that.

Statistics: Posted by BrianCee — Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:53 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Upgrades to X8

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 16:39
Reading comprehension is not one of your strong suits I see. You still haven't answered where I attacked "you". But that's ok because it never happened.
And I only mentioned either 7 days (which is free if you have been following the thread), and 45 days, which is also free to X8 purchasers. Nowhere in my post did I mention after those specified time limits that it was free. No where in any of my threads did I say this too. I used the word "subscribe" more than one time for any time period after those mentioned. Please read what I write before in take things out of context and spin it your way, which is the wrong way. Thanks for italicizing my words... it further demonstrates and verifies what I said.

Statistics: Posted by TonyP — Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:39 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: VideoStudio X8 and VOD files

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 16:06
Are you sure about them being .vod files? I would have thought, on a mini DVD, they would be .vob files...

If so, you would need in X8 to right click in the timeline and choose Insert Digital Media instead of Insert Video, then follow the prompts to navigate to your mini DVD and choose which tracks you want.

A simpler alternative would be to import the whole mini DVD to your computer and change the extension from .vob to .mpg since that is what vob files really are...

Statistics: Posted by Ken Berry — Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:06 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Upgrades to X8

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 15:27
Name one thing where I have attacked "you" or anyone. I challenge you. It has been you on the other hand that has been accusatory in your comments
Pinnacle Studio - and don't go around "challenging" people, it very childish.

I am really amazed on how recommending something that no one has to buy has been so roundly put down. Where you have access to material and training for free to download or watch within the time frame of either 7 days or 45 days. Wow.
Its not free, after 45 days you are expected to pay.

Statistics: Posted by Terfyn — Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:27 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Limited disk menu templates

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:58
Thanks for that. It's all clear now. I'm doing bluray.

Statistics: Posted by Bytheseaside — Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:58 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: i5 or i7 laptop ?

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:24
For what it's worth, I was on a very limited budget and picked up a used laptop that was new in 2008. At that time it was a high end laptop, but I got it very cheap due to the age ($135 US). I bought some RAM and a 256GB SSD for an additional $60. The processor is a 2.6GHz core 2 duo, and the graphics is an Nvidia Quadro FX 2700M (512MB video RAM). It's running windows 7 pro 64 bit, with 8GB RAM, and the LCD display is 1920x1200. I installed VideoStudio Pro X7 64 bit. The program never seems to use more than 2GB RAM. I enabled all hardware acceleration.

I've just completed my first project. I set it up for 1080P30 video, and the media I imported was all 1080P30 video and 25 megapixel JPEG still images. I also imported m4a (AAC) audio. The Core 2 duo handled this fine. I was able to use HD preview in either the preview window or full size smoothly. I used a lot of FX. During preview there were rare times where the frame rate slowed, but if I backed off and shut off HD preview everything was smooth. I did NOT enable smart proxy, didn't need to.

It took a good 1.5 hours to render the resulting 36 minute 1080P30 video with quality set to maximum, but the resulting 3.8GB rendered file was excellent with no hiccups or artifacts. Both cores were maxed during the render.

I'd love a high end i5 or i7 and a modern graphics card, and it would likely reduce my final render duration, but I really I'm content with the performance on my core 2 duo given the cost....

This version of the core 2 duo (Core 2 Duo T9400) is a 35W processor with 6MB cache (!!), unlike many of the budget low wattage core 2 duos that would not perform as well for this application....

Statistics: Posted by microgadget — Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:24 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: SmartSound vs. ScoreFitter

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:22
BrianCee wrote:
It is no good addressing sales type questions to any Admins on here - none of us work for Corel - EVERYONE -Admins, Moderators,members are users of VideoStudio all giving their time free of charge to try and help others - hence "User to User" forum

So although one of our members *may* have an answer for you - it will not come from any official Corel source.

Understood Sir.
I know my posts solved nothing, but it felt good to get that out on the forum.
On the positive side...
VideoStudio X8 is forcing me to learn new things, and learning is always a good endeavor.

Thank you TonyP, Brian, and Terfyn for your comments on this topic. Every post I view helps me learn a bit more.
-Ej-

Statistics: Posted by Electrojake — Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:22 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: SmartSound vs. ScoreFitter

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 11:32
It is no good addressing sales type questions to any Admins on here - none of us work for Corel - EVERYONE -Admins, Moderators,members are users of VideoStudio all giving their time free of charge to try and help others - hence "User to User" forum

So although one of our members *may* have an answer for you - it will not come from any official Corel source.

Statistics: Posted by BrianCee — Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:32 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: SmartSound vs. ScoreFitter

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 11:06
Terfyn wrote:
Having used both ScoreFitter in Pinnacle Studio and Smartsound in VideoStudio, I was never a fan of Smartsound, I found that, in its state provided in the basic program, it was too limiting and, to be of any use, it needed expanding using expensive libraries.
I resorted to importing music from other sources and fitting it to my video.
So I may be the only one to welcome the "return" of ScoreFitter.


My statements were directed toward the functionality of the SmartSounds integration... Not simply how much you get "for free" in the VideoStudio program.
Additionally, the SmartSounds on-line library is massive when compared to the ScoreFitter library which is what... 3 volumes with little choice of selection?

And while I'm venting here...
My concern is that I will now spend hundreds of dollars (or pounds) building a ScoreFitter library for Corel VideoStudio X8 only to find out that in version X9 Corel may drop ScoreFitter integration just like they dropped SmartSounds.

Dear Corel admin,
Speaking of spending large amounts of money... Where and how do I get Express Track functionality with the ScoreFitter product that's now integrated into VideoStudio X8?
I am willing to buy additional sound tracks on-line and add them to my ScoreFitter library, but how? All I seem to find are the same 3 disks being sold via the old Pinnacle site.
In VideoStudio X7 I simply clicked on the "SmartSound Quicktracks" button after clicking on "AutoMusic" from within the program.
Now in version X8, clicking on "AutoMusic" seems to be somewhat of a dead end.
Just saying. Please educate me on how I can select & purchase sound tracks to begin the task of fattening the integrated ScoreFitter library that's now in VideoStudio X8.
Thanks,
-Ej-

Statistics: Posted by Electrojake — Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:06 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Video Studio X7 crashes whilst rendering MPEG-4 files

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 10:27
There must be 100's of free video converters available. I don't know why you would only find the "Real" converter. Just do a google search on "free video converters" and you will get lots of hits.

my favoutite is Freemake: http://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/

Statistics: Posted by canuck — Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:27 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Wishlist for VideoStudio X9

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 08:33
A better library

I think there needs to be subfolders in the library. This seems like it should be such a simple addition. I am trying to do a highlight video for an entire Minor Hockey season, and it takes forever to scroll through all my media. I don't want to make too many folders though, because in earlier versions of VideoStudio I actually reached a maximum # of folders.

Statistics: Posted by bikemike66 — Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:33 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Video Studio X7 crashes whilst rendering MPEG-4 files

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 08:14
Going by what you both are saying about the poor quality this project will finish up like, it maybe better as you said to convert these files from a third party into a more user friendly file for VS.
Over the weekend i was looking at various converters in case i needed them and the only free one i could see was Real Player, which after doing some research on it found it holds lots of nasties.
Can you please suggest a programme that is free and can convert MP4 to something VS will accept.
Many thanks

Statistics: Posted by Derek Keller51 — Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:14 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Audio levels meter in X9?

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 06:02
Don't forget that all current versions of VideoStudio already have a continuous volume display

Sound levels.png

Statistics: Posted by BrianCee — Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:02 pm

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VideoStudio • Re: Limited disk menu templates

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 03:59
Thank you both for your helpful advice. I have now downloaded the bonus pack & 2 menu packs & successfully saved some new templates. However, my Gallery option drop-down list still only offers All or Favourites, no Smart Scene, Thumbnail or Text menus - not that I need anything else, so I'm happy with that. My DVDs are simple, one holiday, one video packages that don't require complex menus. I just like a nice start/intro page.

Thank you

Statistics: Posted by Bytheseaside — Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:59 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Audio levels meter in X9?

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 03:15
asik1 wrote:
Come to think about it, I think it's better to have a separate window for these meters so one can place them to his convenience and limitation.

I downloaded the peak level meter. It will float and I can move it to my second screen (Preview screen) to keep it clear of the VS control icons.

Statistics: Posted by Terfyn — Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:15 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Audio levels meter in X9?

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 02:49
Brian, I tried it this morning but for some reason it didn't show on my XP and as it is rather large on a single screen system I uninstalled it before solving the problem.

Come to think about it, I think it's better to have a separate window for these meters so one can place them to his convenience and limitation.

Statistics: Posted by asik1 — Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:49 am

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VideoStudio • Re: SmartSound vs. ScoreFitter

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 02:45
Having used both ScoreFitter in Pinnacle Studio and Smartsound in VideoStudio, I was never a fan of Smartsound, I found that, in its state provided in the basic program, it was too limiting and, to be of any use, it needed expanding using expensive libraries. I resorted to importing music from other sources and fitting it to my video.
So I may be the only one to welcome the "return" of ScoreFitter.

Statistics: Posted by Terfyn — Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:45 am

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VideoStudio • Re: Wishlist for VideoStudio X9

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 02:34
In line with their previous mixing of VS and Pinnacle Studio, Corel could add the "unlimited" track option to the next Ultimate version of VS.
I expect VS and PS to "come together" over the next year if, for no better reason, it will reduce the programming time and cost on two independent products. It has already happened with ScoreFitter.
I see one amalgamated video editing program emerging in time.

Perhaps we should all download the Pinnacle Studio freebe and take the best bits as suggestions in this post!

Statistics: Posted by Terfyn — Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:34 am

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