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  2. Dg57

    Masks for PTE

    Je suis un grand d├ębutant pour ce qui concerne PTE et je vous remercie pour le travail que vous effectuez et que vous partagez. Merci Dominique Translate from Google: I am a great beginner for PTE and I thank you for the work you do and that you share ... Thank you, Dominica
  3. Eric Matyas

    Building a Library of Images for Everyone

    Happy Tuesday everyone, I've uploaded a bunch of new corroded metal images...you'll find them here: TXR - Metal http://soundimage.org/txr-metal/ I've also started a brand new page for abstract images. It's here: TXR - Abstract http://soundimage.org/txr-abstract/ And stay tuned for new sound effects and music tracks coming on Thursday on my other thread. In the meantime, have a good week!
  4. Lin Evans

    Simulating Elliptical Motion

    Nice job Dave - Yes, it was JPD who first suggested this many years ago. One of my old tutorials (number 33) covers it also but the addition of the style will make it much easier for new users to understand and serve as a blueprint to build their own versions by substituting their own PNG objects for the Earth and Sun.. It works well for creating simulations of atomic motion (orbiting electrons) too. Below is a quick sample using essentially the same process with the additional use of a rotating Earth inside a circular mask, brightness control for the orbiting moon and more dramatic size change. The new features of PTE give the user lots of additional tools for making dynamic animations. Best regards, Lin http://www.lin-evans.org/pte/moonorbit.zip (PC - about 25 meg) http://www.lin-evans.org/pte/moonorbitmac.zip (Mac exe about same size)
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  6. The mechanics of this excercise have been around for many years - nothing new. I thought that it might help to bring it up to date in a Style/Tutorial for newer users. Although some might not consider it to be a "true ellipse" in the strictest sense it is close enough for most AV purposes. It has been configured to fit within the confines of a 16:9 Project AR. Simulating Elliptical Motion.ptestyle Import and Apply to a single blank slide. DG
  7. Lin Evans

    HD Video As Good As EXE....

    Hi Dave, That would be a possible solution for viewing for those who are PTE users and especially perhaps after pte 10 when hardware encoding will greatly accelerate production of the MP4, but depending on the individual's hardware, the time necessary to both download the BIZ then create the mp4 might be the equivalence of the time necessary to download the huge MP4. In either case it might not be greatly different than downloading the zipped exe version but then that would negate the evaluation of the video as being perhaps equal to the exe. The other caveat is whether each person's hardware will create the MP4 in exactly the same qualitative way? For example, I found that trying to do this with my old standby Win XP system was impossible. Whether this is because of the known incompatibility between Win XP and PTE 9 or because of a system hardware deficit is still unknown. I haven't had problems with my Win XP and other projects or creating the EXE file, but creating this video simply couldn't be done with my old system. I did notice a couple other interesting anomalies which I will take up with Igor later. I found that using Jean-Cyprien's book style before his Rubik's Cube style in the same project resulted in loosing the background on the Rubick's Cube animation with it being replaced with a blank green screen and also adversely affecting the initial timing on the Rubick's Cube animation. It's still a big head scratch but not terribly important at this time when version 10 is on the horizon. Best regards, Lin
  8. davegee

    Advanced Swap with Jump CT

    Here it is - with SMOOTH animation speed. Advanced Swap Jump.pteeff DG
  9. davegee

    HD Video As Good As EXE....

    Lin, Here's an idea - don't know if it would work but maybe worth a try? Instead of uploading/downloading the MP4 why not upload the BIZ and let the USER make the MP4. Maybe in this case the BIZ is quite heavy (those videos) but it is maybe worth looking at? DG
  10. Lin Evans

    HD Video As Good As EXE....

    Hi Igor, Yes the file size can be an issue for many of us - not so much for storage because storage is really inexpensive these days - but for sharing over the web when one doesn't have fast internet it's problematic. I'm always reminded of this because my neighboring town only 8 miles away has gigabit symmetrical internet available for the entire town and it's very reasonably priced. It's possible with that to download or upload an entire HD movie in ten seconds! Fiber optic lines will eventually make file size a non issue, but sadly smaller communities and the great distances between will mean that it will be many, many years before this type speed is commonly available in the USA. Perhaps is may be possible to create some sort of slight gaussian blur feature which will help with the banding. I know sometimes with photos I find that using a blur feature then subsequently using wavelet sharpening on the same image, banding can be made almost invisible. I'm not certain how amenable to this video might be? Having the much faster hardware video encoding with future version of PTE will be great!!! Best regards, Lin
  11. davegee

    Advanced Swap with Jump CT

    You are a perfectionist! I will look at it. DG
  12. Igor Kokarev

    Advanced Swap with Jump CT

    Dave, Thanks for this transition effect! If I can offer small improvement - try to slightly slow down the end of the transition to make it more smooth. P.S. I found a small bug in PTE with a mouse wheel when I scroll a list of variants of this CT. We'll fix it later.
  13. Igor Kokarev

    HD Video As Good As EXE....

    Thanks, Lin! I also find interesting the option to create MP4 video with 60p mode for smooth animation. And future PTE 10 will support hardware encoder for MP4 video, so video encoding will work faster in 3-5 times on modern video cards. There are two problems: 1. Large file size of a created video. 2. Slight banding on smooth gradients in some scenes.
  14. davegee

    HD Video As Good As EXE....

    Lin, I was not brave enought to download that file size, but for a long time now I have been using MP4 versions of shows in HD and High Quality/60fps and playing them on my TV as my prefered viewing experience. After reading your post I converted the Demo file which I have just posted as a style today ( https://www.picturestoexe.com/forums/topic/20620-advanced-swap-with-jump-ct/ ). It is only 1m 15s and 45Mb but enough to reassure me that what you have said is correct. DG
  15. Advanced Swap with Jump CT using the Jumping Modifier. 15 Variations all of which should work with any Aspect Ratio. Advanced Swap Jump.pteeff 16:9 Demo of Advanced Swap with Jump CT. Just add two fullscreen images to the Slide List in a 16:9 Project and apply this style. Please report any errors. Advanced Swap with Jump Demo 85%.ptestyle DG
  16. JRR

    HD Video As Good As EXE....

    FYI Lin and Frans, out of curiosity I tried the file in VLC on my desktop PC, it ran very smoothly (as smoothly as it did on the default Win10 "Movies and TV"). I can't find the specs for the desktop, but it was very well spec'ed out 2 (3?) years when I bought it.
  17. Lin Evans

    HD Video As Good As EXE....

    HI Frans, Thanks for testing! I can't be certain, but I suspect the reason is that not all players can handle 60 fps video or that not all players use the available resources (video card, RAM, etc.) in the same way. The fact that it plays correctly with one player and not with others indicates that there are sufficient resources with the hardware but that for whatever reason, not all player software uses it in the most expeditious way. Best regards, Lin
  18. cead

    HD Video As Good As EXE....

    Hi Lin, Your HD video runs excellent on my PC (Windows 10, 32bit, Intel Core2 Quad). But only with the Pot Player media player; unfortunately with all other media players (VLC, Windows, etc.) you can not do it (jerky, cubes, etc.) What can be the reason here? Regards, Frans
  19. Lin Evans

    HD Video As Good As EXE....

    Hi Denis - Thanks for checking it out! What I mean by files size doubled is that since there are double the number of frames, the portion of video which consists of images is doubled in size. The rest of the overhead is not greatly affected, but since the images themselves must be stored inside the video, that part with all other factors such as image dimensions, etc., being consistent by doubling the number if images the storage requirement is doubled. I haven't tested this particular file at 30 fps but it might not be a bad idea for comparison. I didn't load it to YouTube or Vimeo because I'm not certain what they do in terms of file manipulation and because my own internet connect is quite mediocre, I never know what others with fast internet are seeing. It took over three hours to upload the video to my server - on a good day maybe I can get .75 - .90 mbps upload speed so I rarely upload large videos. It's good to know that others are also getting good quality with this one. People only 10 miles from me in an adjacent town all get 1 gigabyte symetrical but where I am, the fasted I can get is DSL... Best regards, Lin
  20. denisb

    HD Video As Good As EXE....

    Hi Lin, very good quality. I always use 60 fps because my BR disc player (and my TV) accept this framerate. You wrote that "the size of the video file is doubled" when you use 60 fps instead of 30 fps" It's not true. The increase of file size is usually between 10% and 20%. For some custom transitions, the video is better than the exe. And if you need better video quality with PTE, it's possible, just type 110% or 120% for example with the keyboard. Denis
  21. Lin Evans

    HD Video As Good As EXE....

    LOL - yep flag and wind physics have to take a backseat to the possible... Actually, the number of frames per second doesn't affect the speed of the video, only the smoothness. The exe files we create average 60 fps and 30 fps video can't render animations as smoothly. Using a higher frame rate in the same period of time just gives additional increments which smooth up the motion. Typical movies were shot at 24 fps and to get smooth motion, they used special tricks such as blurring the leading edge of an object in motion. With higher frame rates the apparent motion is much smoother, but the size of the video file is doubled. Think of it like this - you have a deck of cards on which there are drawings of a subject in motion. Let's say there were 24 drawings each representing part of a sequence of someone taking two steps. You flip all 24 of them in one second and observe. You see the subject take two steps, but the distance traveled with each card is much greater than if you had sixty cards with each card representing a shorter distance moved. If you flip all 60 in the same one second, the subject doesn't move any further than the two steps, but the motion is less jerky because each card represents a smaller amount of travel. So 60 frames per second covering the same capture of motion is much smoother than 30 frames per second or 24 frames per second. The more frames each representing a smaller amount of travel in terms of motion in the same time frame (one second) the smoother the appearance of motion. Thanks for checking it for me! Best regards, Lin
  22. JRR

    HD Video As Good As EXE....

    Pretty damn good Lin!! I am no expert on video and I was watching it on a 24" monitor but sure looked very sharp and exacting. Not sure I understand the 60fps - I thought video was 30fps (29.95) and 60fps would look sped up....... Love the new laws of physics that a flag can be blown straight out, yet the snow wafts slowly straight down
  23. This was the first HD Video I've made (made with the latest version of PTE) which I believe equals the EXE file in every way. It's a remake of my "What Can I Do" demo of PTE with some added material. It was done at full HD 60 fps and it's big - 1.274 gigabytes zipped mp4 for anyone interested. If you have the bandwidth and want to see it I would appreciated comments about the video quality. I played it on my 30 inch 2560 x 1600 display with Win 8.1 on a high performance high RAM system and it looks excellent. http://www.lin-evans.org/pte/whatcanido2018.zip Best regards, Lin
  24. Igor Kokarev

    audio of a video

    Denis, Thanks, I confirm this problem with audio. This issue appeared since v6.5. I'll try to find why it happens.
  25. davegee

    Editing multiple slides

    You can use a STYLE to do this. Edit your first slide - create the style - apply the Style to other slides as required. More on Styles here: https://docs.picturestoexe.com/en-us/9.0/slide-styles/create DG
  26. In Pte v. 9.0 xyz, both in View slide o and Timeline, if on slide I make editing like color toning contrast etc, and I want to replicate these settings for other slides, I would have to start every time: each to each A Copy / Past command peculiarity, for example, exist it even in Premiere Elements, where in fact, if on a clip I apply the color toning contrast etc, with a simple (again Copy / Paste effects at menu) I can apply it with a clik to all clips that I want. Not in Pte: problem solved for next upgrade? Regards Ghulya
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