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MSP8: Sharing Smart Compositions

Postby sjj1805 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:52 pm

Ulead have now provided us with a tutorial about how to create a Smart Composition
http://www.ulead.com/learning/msp/msp8_05_01.htm
Firstly please download the DVP file provided by Ulead here:
http://www.ulead.com/learning/msp/image ... roject.dvp

If you now create a Smart composition with the file as it is currently provided the resulting *.exe file will be 34MB in size which is somewhat large for sharing.

The purpose of this post is to show how you can still share this same composition but vastly reduce the file size so that it can now be considered shareable over the internet.

First load the sample project.dvp provided by Ulead.
Now click Project | Project Settings and look at the part that tells you “Files used?and you will see the following:

c:\program files\ulead systems\ulead mediastudio pro 8.0\samples\video\video_2.mpg
c:\program files\ulead systems\ulead mediastudio pro 8.0\samples\video\do02_s.mpg
c:\program files\ulead systems\ulead mediastudio pro 8.0\samples\audio\do01_a.mpa

You will notice that two MPG files have been used
video_2.mpg
do02_s.mpg

It is these MPG files that cause the bloat.
Now simply replace these files with color clips. Replace all instances of
video_2.mpg with a red color clip
do02_s.mpg with a blue color clip

The next piece of bloat is the audio track. Replace this with a smart sound quick track of the same length

Now run the smart compositor designer tool and you get a file which is only 103 KB
Copy available here:
http://www.steve-jones.pwp.blueyonder.c ... tcolor.exe
If you run and insert this copy you will find it in the Sports category.

To prove it works just the same, after installing this composition, run the Smart Compositor and replace those color clips with their original MPG files and you will see the result is exactly the same.

OK so we got our 34MB down to 103KB but we can do better than that!
If you now navigate to
C:\Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead MediaStudio Pro 8.0\uct_plug
You will see your new composition listed as a uct file.
Mine was called JustColor.uct and is 18KB
The next bit is a little harder to find but you will see in that same directory a number of sub-directories with names like
00B7AB456215105AB51DA4D8ED11AFDA
You have to check each one until you find the one that contains your files.
The easiest way to identify yours is to look at the time and date modified and find the ones that match your uct file and now create a zip file. This got the above down to 11KB
http://www.steve-jones.pwp.blueyonder.c ... tcolor.zip

Remember that the end user will NOT be using YOUR video/audio files they will be replacing them with their own.
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Postby sjj1805 » Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:03 am

There appears to be a problem with Smart compositor not being able to "see" files which form part of the smart composition.
Both Klowther
http://forum.corel.com/EN/profile.php?m ... ofile&u=22
and myself working on completely seperate projects have apparantly encountered the same problem.

Not to waste the work by Klowther or myself you can download the DVP and associated files here:

1. Klowthers composition
2. Steve Jones Composition

I have sent a message to Ulead Tech support regarding the problems affecting the creation of these items with the Smart compositor Design Tool.
Last edited by sjj1805 on Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:41 am, edited 1 time in total.
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ram: 2 GB
Video Card: Intel 945 Express
sound_card: Intel GMA 950
Hard_Drive_Capacity: 1160 GB

Postby mathis » Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:18 am

Hey, Steve,
Yours worked great. I like the circles. I'm going to see if I can do something like that with stars.

But the zip file in this link for Klowthers was corrupted. I downloaded it twice and it says nothing is in it.

Thanks.
Mathis...

sjj1805 wrote:There appears to be a problem with Smart compositor not being able to "see" files which form part of the smart composition.
Both Klowther
http://forum.corel.com/EN/profile.php?m ... ofile&u=22
and myself working on completely seperate projects have apparantly encountered the same problem.

Not to waste the work by Klowther or myself you can download the DVP and associated files here:

1. Klowthers composition
2. Steve Jones Composition

I have sent a message to Ulead Tech support regarding the problems affecting the creation of these items with the Smart compositor Design Tool.

Regards
Steve J
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