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by zforray
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: VideoStudio
Topic: Controlled background blur filter
Replies: 8
Views: 1760

Re: Controlled background blur filter

pepegota wrote:I would use Cyberlink's "ColorDirector" for something like this. You have a range of masks to close from. The background can be blurred easily.
Now you tell me I should have gone with Cyberlink's products :(
by zforray
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: VideoStudio
Topic: Controlled background blur filter
Replies: 8
Views: 1760

Re: Controlled background blur filter

gewb wrote:Are you able to upload a 5 second clip (to a site like Box or Google Drive) for us to play with?


Here is the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/a27nwsn989i94 ... r.mp4?dl=0
by zforray
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: VideoStudio
Topic: Controlled background blur filter
Replies: 8
Views: 1760

Controlled background blur filter

It has been many years since I used VS or had a need for it. Now that I have been pulled into a video project, I upgraded to the latest VS 2018. I have a need to be able to blur out what is happening behind a speaker. A video was shot - pointed steadily at a mostly motionless speaker. While the came...
by zforray
Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: VideoStudio
Topic: Controlling DVD size/reduction
Replies: 4
Views: 1930

Re: Controlling DVD size/reduction

Thanks for the info. I have never dug into those settings. The audio was already Digital Dolby - I was hoping to change it from 48k to 44k but that option is greyed out. I did notice compress/quality setting was at 70%. I upped it to 100% and changed the bit-rate to 7500kbps per your suggestion. It...
by zforray
Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: VideoStudio
Topic: Controlling DVD size/reduction
Replies: 4
Views: 1930

Re: Controlling DVD size/reduction

Thanks for the info. I have never dug into those settings. The audio was already Digital Dolby - I was hoping to change it from 48k to 44k but that option is greyed out. I did notice compress setting was at 70%. I upped it to 100% and changed the bit-rate to 7500kbps per your suggestion. It did not ...
by zforray
Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: VideoStudio
Topic: Controlling DVD size/reduction
Replies: 4
Views: 1930

Controlling DVD size/reduction

I have a video that is 2:20-long, so it is a bit longer than a DVD/DL (8.5GB) at full HQ. But, when I let X6 "make it fit", it seems to reduce it by almost 50%, making the DVD folders only 5.1GB. This really ruins the quality. Is there any way I can either control the reduction or tell it to leave t...
by zforray
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: VideoStudio
Topic: VS X5 Pro Submenu Thumbnails not saving
Replies: 13
Views: 3924

Re: VS X5 Pro Submenu Thumbnails not saving

FWIW, I just went back into the project, via VS, and while the thumbnail changes were saved when I burned the DVD, ALL sub-menu thumbnails reverted back to the chapter points, not what I set. So basically, they aren't being saved, AT ALL. I have more audio editing/overlaying to do before I can re-re...
by zforray
Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: VideoStudio
Topic: VS X5 Pro Submenu Thumbnails not saving
Replies: 13
Views: 3924

Re: VS X5 Pro Submenu Thumbnails not saving

I am curious as to why manually adding the media to the DVD/burning module is any different than the core VS module passing the module name to the DVD/burning module. We determined that manually forcing a save in the main VS module didn't make a difference - only performing an actual burn saved the ...
by zforray
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: VideoStudio
Topic: VS X5 Pro Submenu Thumbnails not saving
Replies: 13
Views: 3924

Re: VS X5 Pro Submenu Thumbnails not saving

19-chapters on a 3-chapters-per-menu-page design/template = 7-sub-menu pages of 3-chapters per. No, my first shot was going through all 7-pages of sub-menus changing EVERY chapter-thumbnail and the only one that stuck was the main menu thumbnail (in fact, I recall it not sticking once, like with you...
by zforray
Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: VideoStudio
Topic: VS X5 Pro Submenu Thumbnails not saving
Replies: 13
Views: 3924

Re: VS X5 Pro Submenu Thumbnails not saving

Glad to hear you have confirmed what I am seeing. Unfortunately, it is not that uncommon for code changes to get deprecated between releases (heavy sigh) but I am little surprised nobody has noticed/reported this.....Does everyone create chapter-points that are perfect and line-up with the thumbnail...
by zforray
Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: VideoStudio
Topic: VS X5 Pro Submenu Thumbnails not saving
Replies: 13
Views: 3924

Re: VS X5 Pro Submenu Thumbnails not saving

What I meant was after returning to the main program, I always CTRL-S, not in the DVD/burning module. I have been burned before by changes no being saved. I did an experiment and went back in and re-re-re-re-re-changed the thumbnails for 1-menu of 3-chapters and then went directly to render/burn (I ...
by zforray
Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: VideoStudio
Topic: VS X5 Pro Submenu Thumbnails not saving
Replies: 13
Views: 3924

Re: VS X5 Pro Submenu Thumbnails not saving

Thanks for the quick reply. I forgot to mention that I already tried that as well. I always do a CTRL-S when I exit the DVD menu editor (I too don't trust the auto-save) and return to the core program. I did it this time, as well. I even completely exited the program, loaded the project, went direct...
by zforray
Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: VideoStudio
Topic: VS X5 Pro Submenu Thumbnails not saving
Replies: 13
Views: 3924

VS X5 Pro Submenu Thumbnails not saving

I just spent 20-minutes going through 17-chapter thumbnails settings for a DVD menu of this project only to find none of the changes are saving. I tried repeatedly and the chapter thumbnails always revert to the original values for ALL sub-menus. Does seem to save the main menu thumbnail. All I do i...
by zforray
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: VideoStudio
Topic: VSX4 Ultimate and Exposure adjustments
Replies: 6
Views: 2611

Re: VSX4 Ultimate and Exposure adjustments

AHA - I wasn't looking at the FX pulldown menu as a category. Unfortunately, the "Auto Exposure" filter doesn't quite do what I need. It overcompensates and it doesn't really have true manual controls to adjust it.

Thanks for the help.
by zforray
Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: VideoStudio
Topic: VSX4 Ultimate and Exposure adjustments
Replies: 6
Views: 2611

Re: VSX4 Ultimate and Exposure adjustments

Thanks for the suggestion but what do you mean by "Darkroom"? Where do I find this? I don't see such an option inside the Mercalli filter and don't see a filter called "Darkroom"?