VS 2022 Pro

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VS 2022 Pro

Post by markpritch »

Hi guys
Very long time, no see.

I've just upgraded from Pro X9.5 to Pro 2022 and don't seem to have the old style blank coloured overlay tabs (for want of a better description).
These were blank video clips which I used to put at the beginning and end of a video on which to super-impose titles etc.
There doesn't appear to be an option for these on Pro 2022.
I can only see all kinds of themed intros, social media etc.

Is it possible to access those old overlays in plain colours?
If so, how do I access them?

Thanks for your help

Mark
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Re: VS 2022 Pro

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Is this what you are looking for? A search in the Help system for "Adding color clips" finds this:

Adding color clips
Color clips are solid colored backgrounds. You can use the preset color clips or create new color clips in the Library. For example, you can insert a black color clip as background for end credits.
* To select a color clip in the Color Library
1 Select Media from the Library Panel and choose Backgrounds > Solid Colors from the Gallery list.
2 Choose the desired color as displayed in the Library and drag to the Video or Overlay Track.
If you don’t see a color you want, add another color. You can change the color after by double-clicking it in the Timeline and choosing a color from the Color Picker on the Edit tab.
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Re: VS 2022 Pro

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Hi Canuck
Apologies for the late response. I've now managed to do that. Thank you for your help.

I have another couple of issues if you could help.
The other day I tried making an AVCHD video and a message came up saying 'Not Enough Memory' I couldn't understand this as the video would have been around 2.5gb and I have more than 1.5tb of disc room. I eventually did a re-boot and was able to continue, but can't understand where the issue of memory comes in.

The second problem I have had just today where I am trying to create a DVD-R from an MP4 video and have a pop-up saying 'Convert Step Got Some Problem', Any ideas?

Thanks again
Mark
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Re: VS 2022 Pro

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The second problem I have had just today where I am trying to create a DVD-R from an MP4 video and have a pop-up saying 'Convert Step Got Some Problem', Any ideas?
That was a pretty common message back in the day when people made a lot of DVDs. It was a main reason why at the time we recommended a staged approach to making DVDs. In your case you are starting with an mp4, and I assume it is a high definition one i.e. with bitrate higher, even much higher, than 10,000 kbps. A DVD requires this to be downconverted to mpeg-2 and with a bitrate of around 8000 kbps or lower, depending on its length. Things could go wrong when combining this conversion step with a demanding multiplexing/burning step. So we recommended first producing such an mpeg-2 then, as a subsequent step, burning this mpeg-2 to DVD.

Now you can of course use VS to do the conversion as a separate step (with the mp4 in the timeline choose Share > MPEG-2 and in your case, just accept the Properties suggested in the very first of the mpeg-2 possibilities presented). To speed things up you could even use a separate video conversion program such as the freeware Handbrake set to produce a standard definition mpeg-2 with similar properties to those you see in the VS option. Then insert this new file in the VS timeline and go to Share > DVD. Hopefully this time you won't get the error message.
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Re: VS 2022 Pro

Post by markpritch »

Hi Ken
Thanks for your comments, please accept my apologies for late return. I used to get an email notification when a reply came in to my queries on the forum but this seems to no longer be the case and what with our lovely queen passing away I'm afraid I've been rather side-tracked.

I note what you say but my first reaction is - why bother to use a high definition camera to then have to downgrade the result? I see that VS is able to create a BD and would not have thought an MP4 file would be any larger.
I don't know the bit rate of the DVD I tried to make (how do I find out?) but it was only 14 minutes long and 1.9gb in size. I am now only making a dozen or so DVDs a year as I'm tending to leave things in MP4 format and transferring to an external hard drive but occasionally other family members, who are elderly and don't have computers, want a copy and I find this pop-up most irritating.
I also made an M2T version of the video at 2.8gb and had the same response.

Any further comments would be most appreciated.
Kind regards
Mark
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Re: VS 2022 Pro

Post by lata »

Hi Mark
Regarding post notifications our forum logs show e-mails being sent to you for the reply by Ken on the 9th September, you should check your in-box, spam or junk folder.
We have no reason to believe that the e-mail was not delivered.

As for your Dvd issues, can you provide more information regarding your original video files.
Please provide properties of your original video, right click the clip on the timeline or in the library, choose properties, what are they?
Can you also tell us the project settings you are using, Settings – project properties / settings.

These details should allow us to recommend settings in creating the mpeg2 used to burn the dvd disc.
Regards Trevor