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  1. Lin Evans

    Pro Show no more?

    Whether or not they survive is problematic. In many ways they painted themselves into a corner with coding choices which make it very difficult to move forward. I don't know this for a fact, but from what others have been told they were attempting to make a 64 bit program as well as a MacIntosh version. This would be a massive undertaking and would be very, very costly. It's too bad if they do go under, but their second in command is looking for a new job and they are not answering phones and the rank and file users are getting very, very nervous. Lin
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    BLUR - Negative values do not work!

    I think there is no additive and that negative blur does not work if unsharp mask is set in Project Options. However, on my XP system it does not always work and there is perhaps a bug. Sometimes when I set unsharp mask in Project Options, then change it back to "None" the negative blur still doesn't work. To make it work I have to save and exit PTE then reopen the file. Best regards, Lin
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    Adobe moving stills

    Gary, As with any "feature," whether or not one uses it and how often is an individual choice. Because it's there you don't have to use it. The essence is that it's a very sophisticated algorithm which looks at the totality of an image and decides how or if it can be made to appear as it might were a camera being panned, zoomed and moved. In that respect it's a significant achievement. Even features brought out years ago such as perspective cropping are mostly unused or not well understood by most PhotoShop users so this is just another tool for those who might like it. Best regards, Lin
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    Adobe moving stills

    Gary - no, they have added pseudo "perspective" to their process so they appear to have camera movement. The problem is that they are hyping it as if it were magically transforming the still image into video. For some types of scenes it mimics what one would see were a video camera used and moved, but it falls far short in some of their samples, especially the ones which have water. Now if they could add rippling water it would be more believable. Best regards, Lin
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    News about PTE 10

    Wonderful news Igor! Thanks to you and your team for all this hard work !!!! Best regards, Lin
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    Workaround Style with Audio Clip included

    Hi Dave, A long time ago as I recall, Igor suggest making a tiny video with the sound which is the way I've been doing it. Really tiny because it's made invisible. I don't know how much this affects the overall size of the style but I use only a couple pixels for the video in the custom feature. My ticking watch styles are about 2,000 KB more or less. I suspect the audio files contribute the most to the size. Best regards, Lin
  7. Just a quick sample of something perhaps useful.... Couple things - Of course the obvious is the use of the modifier capability to swing the ball - the other is a pseudo of something I hope to see in future versions of PTE... Let me know if you see it... Best regards, Lin \
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    Anyone See The Significance Here?

    Hi Mur, Yes, we've been doing this type thing for many, many years. Here's one I modified in 2008 (ten years ago) which uses some of the same techniques for swapping layers. This was well before we had video and the rotation of the earth was done with more than 800 tiny PNG images sequenced in layers. I don't think PTE can actually handle the speed of display to do it this way in current versions. We've come a long way, and hopefully Igor will be able to find a way to give us layers by keyframes and perhaps true 3D capabilities in a future version (that is the ability to use 3d images created in dedicated 3d programs). It's been a great journey and still exciting... Best regards, Lin http://www.lin-evans.org/3d/3d.zip
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    Anyone See The Significance Here?

    Thanks !! Yet another possibility.... Best regards, Lin
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    Anyone See The Significance Here?

    Hi Jean-Cyprien, That makes perfect sense - a better way to split than I used with a single slide. Thanks for that example !!! If Igor is able to create this feature of keyframed layer changes it will be great, but even without PTE offers amazing flexibility !! Best regards, Lin
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    Anyone See The Significance Here?

    Hi Tom, Yes, we discussed it and Igor was considering trying to implement the feature of keyframing layer changes which could be a neat thing especially when orbiting celestial objects and trying to simulate some reality without jumping through too many hoops. My ex wife posted a neat video on Facebook which had a series of 3D objects which were either swinging on a string or rolling along sloped surfaces and entering and leaving objects through holes or slits. Everything was perfectly timed and obviously made with a really good 3D program and that got me to thinking how much might be done with PTE. Then I realized that to do most of these requires layer shifts not really easy to do with PTE, but with some fiddling could be fairly well simulated. Of course PTE isn't designed to be that kind of software, but it's fun to play with and as you say amazing what "can" be done if one works at it. I was always blown away with what JPD was able to do and still scratch my head over some of the things he was able to accomplish. Jean-Cyprien makes some incredibly complex and beautiful creations with PTE. I don't have a bone of creativity in my body but I really enjoy playing with the program and trying out ideas that I get from watching what others create with a variety of software. Best regards, Lin
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    Anyone See The Significance Here?

    Hi Tom, Close. Actually, the ball and string stay on the same layer, but the blue window with the slit in the top occupies two layers. Too complex to try to change the order of the ball and string because of the modifier used for the oscillation, but the blue window object changes from one object to a split object as it is rotated 45 degrees.The left half is on top of the ball/string while the right half is beneath. Best regards, Lin
  13. Two things - First the Psychological and Physiological Phenomenon Demonstrated On The Second Windmill Image. If One Stares At The Rotating Windmill On The First Windmill Image, Clouds Appear Animated On The Second Image. The Second Thing Is The Use Of Rotation Modifiers To Gradually Increase The Rotation Speed Of The First Windmill. Lisah, My Late Girl Friend Providing The Background Vocal For The Little Show... Lin
  14. Tutorials on increasing realism in Snow Globes and how to use PTE for Out-Of-Bounds photos added November 2017.. Lin New tutorial on how to use video as background added 10/10/18
  15. Hi Folks, I've decided to create a series of AVI tutorials which I call "PTE for Smarties". A very popular series of books for computer users called variously "Windows for Dummies", etc. were written to help beginners learn to use Windows and other software. Well, I don't think there are any "dummies" using PTE. The fact that you have chosen PTE already demonstrates your intelligence so I elected to call this series of beginning and intermediate tutorials "PTE for Smarties" !! I've created the first few of a continuing series on the elements of Pan, Zoom and Rotate. After all, the primary reason users want to use version 5 of PTE is for the Ken Burns effects of pan, zoom and rotate and this first AVI will jump-start your understanding. It's not intended to be a thorough and complete guide to PZR because later installments will get into esoteric uses of these functions, but this will get the beginner started and the continuing series will eventually make a PTE "expert" out of the beginner. I chose the AVI format rather than Flash or more compressed modes because it's compatible with nearly every PC without the need to load additional software or drivers. I will continue to add links to this post as time goes on. Necessarily AVI files are larger but hopefully will be worth your time. A note of caution for all who create PNG objects and expect their slideshows to be shown on computers which "MAY" have different resolution from the one you created the slideshow on. NEVER use "original size" for your objects unless your entire slideshow uses "original" size. In other words "DO NOT MIX" original and fit to slide objects in the same slideshow. Yes, it's "much" easier to properly position your png overlays when you are creating your slideshow and use the "original size" for your objects, BUT when the slideshow is played on computers with different screen resolutions these objects will "not" fit properly and not properly overlay the original portion of the screen which it is designed to mask. So, remember to never mix "original" and "fit to slide" or "cover slide" in your objects. Keep them consistent. Note: if for any reason you can't see the video it could be that your system doesn't have the necessary video codec. I used Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V2. If you don't have this one you can download it from here thanks to Ken Cox http://www.divx-dige...mpeg4codec.html If this doesn't work for you I suggest using the Freeware VLC Media Player which should solve any problems. Here's the link for it: http://www.download....4-10267151.html Index to Tutorials 1. PZR for Smarties: 2. Intermediate Rotate: 3. Esoteric (advanced) Rotate: 4. Uber Rotation Possibilities: 5. Basics of Non-Linear Motion. 6. Basics of Superzoom 7. Basics of Hyperlink 8. Basic Map Route Creation 9. Button Normal, Hover, Pressed 10. Xara Xtreme 4 Photo Frame Extrusion and Reflection 11. Sound and PTE (2 AVI Tutorials) 12. Waterfall Simulation Tutorial with PNG file to simulate falling water 13. PDF Masking Tutorial 14. Creating the Panos Watch with PTE Animation 15. Basic Text Tutorial 16. 3D Transform Demo and Tutorial 17. 3D "Z" Position Demo and Tutorial 18. 3D Cube Creation and Rotation 19. Christmas Snow Cube Tutorial with Template 20. PhotoScape Crop Tool Tutorial 21. Photoscape Splitter and Combine Tool Tutorial 22. Animate any image with snow in under 60 seconds! 22 (a) Snow template 23. Snow Build Up Over Time Tutorials and Components 24. New Animation Feature in 6.5 25. Audio Envelope 26. A Complete Set of PTE Tutorials in Microsoft MSI format 27. How to Fade and Resume Slideshow Sound with Video Clip Inserted in Middle of Show 28. How to Use Text As A Mask - See Video Or Still Images Within Text 29. How to use a Mask to place text on a background rectangle for easier viewing in some circumstances 30. How to Popup Text when clicking an Object or Area in PicturesToExe 31. How to Popup a Slide when clicking a Slide or Area on A Slide Then Return to Original Image by Pressing ESC 32, Creating and Framing the Transparent Cube - With Cube Template and Transparent Sides 33. How to Move an Object in an Elliptical Orbit and Cause The Object To Pass In Front and Behind Another Object 34. Cube Template and tutorials. How to use your cube sides with template - how to control motion of cube 35. Building a House With PicuresToExe - Improving your Carpentry Skills 36. Marcel's spiral rotate - zoom effect tutorial 37. Wire Frame Object Creation Tutorial 38. Building The Video Wall in PTE 39. Using and Modifying The 8x6 Video Wall Grid 40. Building The Video Room From Your Video Wall 41. Download Gridwork Components To Go With Above Tutorials 42. Using SqirlzReflect With Photoshop and PTE to Create Water Effects 43. Using Masking to Attenuate and Control Water Effects With PTE 44. Controlling Animated Gif Effects With PTE 45. Download Link for SqirlzWaterReflection Freeware 46. Expanding Audio Waveform and Audio Timelline 47. Adding Water Ripple To Complex Image Procedure (an overview) 48. Using Avidemux Version 2.5.6 to Extract Sequential JPG Frames From Video 49. Using Photoshop To Create PNG Objects With Transparent Backgrounds 50. Creating Realistic Animated GIF's From Sequential PNG Objects Extracted From Video 51. Remove and manage sharpening halos in your photos with Photoshop 52. Styles - how to import and apply a style 53. Rain/Lightning Style Tutorial - How To Use Lin's Rain and Lightning Strike Style 54. Waterfall Animation Tutorial With PNG File For Falling Water 55. Text Circling Rotating Planet - Tutorial and Template - For PTE 9.0 56. Text Circling Rotating Planet - Tutorial and Template 2 - Show front AND back of text. 57 Puzzle Tutorial 1. - How To Use The PanosFX Action With Photoshop To Output PNG Puzzle Pieces 58. Puzzle Tutorial 2. - How To Create Puzzle Animation With PicturesToExe With PNG Puzzle Pieces 59. Snowglobe Styles Tutorial 60. Increasing Realism In Your Snowglobe (tutorial) 61. Creating An Out Of Bounds Photo With PTE and Photoshop 62. Using Text as a Mask With PTE 9 63. Converting Images To 3D Anaglyph With Photoshop 64. Setting Project Text Defaults In PTE 9 65. Cube Style Tutorial 66. Video For Background Tutorial This index will be continually updated as new AVI tutorials are added. Most tutorials are followed with downloadable examples. 1. PZR for Smarties: Pan/Zoom/Rotate Link (about 64 meg) 2. Intermediate Rotate: Intermediate Rotate Link (about 38 meg) 3. Esoteric (advanced) Rotate: Esoteric Rotate Link (about 37 meg) Demo of esoteric rotation: Demo Esoteric Rotation Link (about 8 meg) 4. Uber Rotation Possibilities: Uber Rotation Possibilities Link (about 38 meg) Demo of Uber Rotate with Helicopter Demo Uber Rotate Link (about 8 meg) Note: the above is an older AVI I made in response to Jean Pierre's (JPD) suggestion on how to rotate a helicopter rotor blade horizontally for a simulation which one of our forum members was creating. JPD explained it but being a French native speaker some were not completely clear so I created a brief tutorial to show his method which works very well. When you see the AVI remember that the rectangles will be made invisible via the 100% control of opacity. In the demo animation I created you can see how this works in practice. 5. Basics of Non-Linear Motion (how to set non-linear motion - about 44 meg) Basics of Non-Linear Motion Link Demo of Non-Linear Motion (less than 1 meg zipped executable) Note: press ESC to end show... Demo of Non-Linear Motion Link 6. Basics of Superzoom (how to effect smooth continuing zoom between images - about 60 meg) Basics of Superzoom Link Demo of Superzoom technique (about 37 meg zipped executable) This demo shows a zoom from about 28mm to 2000mm focal length using multiple frames with multiple lenses. Notice the original "prowler" size image inserted inside the "O" of the word Prowler at the end. Demo of Superzoom Link 7. Basics of Hyperlink (about 74 meg) This tutorial shows you how to first create and save a small PNG file consisting of a red rectangle with a transparent center using PixBuilder or Photoshop, etc., then how to use it in a PTE show to hyperlink to different detail images from eacMy linkh place the rectangle is placed, The demo zipped executable following shows the completed PTE file. Basics of Hyperlink Link Demo of Hyperlink: (about 6 meg) Demo of Hyperlink Link 8. Basic Map Route Creation (about 69 meg) Basic Map Route Creation Link Example file: (about 8 meg) Example of Map Route Creation Link 9. Link Below to Buttons Tutorial Buttons: Normal - Hover - Pressed Link Below to Zipped AVI for download: Click Here to Download (about 10 meg) 10. Link Below to Xara Xtreme 4 3D Frame Template and AVI Tutorial Template Link Click Here Xara Reflection Frame Template Use Demo AVI 11. Links Below to Sound Tutorials (about 45 Download Each) Sound AVI Tutorial Link One Sound AVI Tutorial Link Two 12. Link Below to Waterfall Animation Tutorial (about 69 meg) Also contains PNG file you can use to simulate falling water.... Link to Waterfall Simulation Tutorial - Click Here 13. Link to Mask Tutorial PDF (this will be updated when I better understand all areas of masking) http://www.learntoma...asktutorial.zip 14. Links to Watch Tutorials and Files which will allow the PTE user to Animate the Panos Photoshop Watch Link (AVI Tutorial) Link (PTE Template) http://www.lin-evans.org/tutorial/panoswatch.zip Link (PDF Tutorial) Link (example of different watch faces and ways to use in PTE) 15. Basic Text Tutorial: http://www.learntoma...exttutorial.zip 16. 3D Transform Demo and Tutorial: http://www.learntoma...3Dtrandform.zip 17. 3D "Z" Position Demo and Tutorial http://www.learntoma...3dzposition.zip 18. 3D Cube Creation and Rotation http://www.learntoma...ubecreation.zip 3D Tutorial PTE File http://www.learntoma...rialptefile.zip 19. 3D Christmas Snow Cube AVI Tutorial and Template http://www.learntoma...avitutorial.zip http://www.learntoma...ptetemplate.zip 20. Photoscape Crop Tool Tutorial PhotoScape Crop tool tutorial link 21. Photoscape Splitter and Combine Tool Tutorial Photoscape Splitter & Combine Tool Tutorial Link 22. Animate Any Image With Snow In 60 Seconds or Less Tutorial: Link to Snow Animation Tutorial 22. (a) Snow Template Link to Snow Template 23. Snow Buildup Over Time Tutorials - Suggested for Intermediate/Advanced Users of Photoshop: Link to Part One of Two (about 110 meg download) Link to Part Two of Two (about 90 meg download) Link to Snowglobe Components For Snow Buildup 24. New Animation Feature In 6.5 Link to AVI Tutorial on New Animation Feature in 6.5(about 17 meg) 25. Audio Envelope in PTE 6.5 Beta 10 Link to Audio Envelope Tutorial Note - At beginning I discuss 3 seconds when I'm actually talking about 30 seconds. Age related - LOL 26. Formerly for sale - now free - Complete set of PTE tutorials in one Microsoft.msi format (about 360 meg download) Complete Set - Not Same As Above - of PTE Tutorials 27. How to Fade and Resume Slideshow Sound with Video Clip Inserted in Middle of Show Link To Sound End and Resume With Video Clip Between 28. How to Use Text As A Mask - Display Still Image Or Video Within Text Tutorial in MacIntosh Native Exe Format Tutorial in 'Windows PC Zipped Exe Format 29. How to use a Mask to place text on a rectangular background for easy viewing or simultaneous fade (70 meg Zipped AVI) (alternative is to just use the "button feature - works perfectly)..... Using a Mask to help create text on a background for easier viewing and simultanous fade capabilities 30. How to Popup text when clicking on an area or object in PicturesToExe Popup Text Tutorial Link (30 meg Zipped AVI) 31. How to Use the Window Feature To Popup a Slide then Return to Original Slide by Pressing ESC Slide to Image to Slide Link 32. How to Create and Frame the Transparent Cube Link To Transparent Cube Tutorial Link To Transparent Cube Template 33. How To Move an Object in an Elliptical Orbit and Make the Object Pass both In Front of and Behind Another Object Create Elliptical Orbit Tutorial Link Elliptical Orbit Demo After JPD's Model Link (very small - about half meg visual explanation) 34. Cube Template: Tutorial 1 - How to Change sides to your own images (jpg, bmp, png, animated gif or video) Tutorial 2 - How to control the rotation and size of your animated cube Link to Lin's Cube Template Link to tutorial on replacing cube template sides with your own images or video Link to tutorial on controlling size and motion of your animated cube made with the cube template 35. Building a House With PTE - Component Construction Building A House With PTE Link 36. Spiral Rotate Zoom effect as provided by Marcel from the French PTE Forum Link for Windows PC in PTE EXE format Link in MacIntosh Native EXE Format Link to Zipped AVI Tutorial (preferred - much smoother) About 113 meg zipped file 37. Wire Frame Object Creation Tutorial Link to Wire Frame Tutorial (about 70 meg download zipped AVI) 38. Building The Video Wall With PicturesToExe 39. Using and Modifying The 8x6 Video Wall Grid 40. Building The Video Room From Your Video Wall 41. Gridwork Components To Build Video Wall - Zipped File Link To Zipped Grids 42. Using SqirlzReflect With Photoshop and PTE to Create Water Effects Link to Water Effects Tutorial 43. Using Masking to Attenuate and Control Water Effects With PTE Link to Water Effects Tutorial On Controlling Ripple Effect 44. Controlling Animated Gif Effects With PTE Link To Brief Animated Gif Tutorial 45. Download Link For Freeware SqirlzWaterReflection Software Download SquirlWaterReflection Here: 46. Download Link For Expanding Audio Waveform and Audio Timeline Tutorial Link To Expanding Audio Waveform and Expanding Audio Timeline 47. Download Link to Create Water Ripple in Complex Image: An Overview http://www.lin-evans.org/tutorial/ripplewatercompleximage.zip 48. Link to Avidemux Tutorial For Extracting Sequences of JPG Frames From Video http://www.lin-evans.org/tutorial/Avidemuxtutorial.zip Link To Zipped Archive of Avidemux Version 2.5.6 For Windows http://www.lin-evans.org/avidemux/avidemux.zip 49. Link to Tutorial On Creating PNG Objects With Transparent Backgrounds in Photoshop http://www.lin-evans.org/tutorial/creatingpngtransparency.zip 50. Link to Tutorial On Creating Animated GIF's From Sequential PNG Files With Photoshop This Zipped Archive Includes 22 PNG Objects With Transparent Backgrounds, The Tutorial and a Zipped PTE Demo Using The PNG Objects And Also An Important Information Text File http://www.lin-evans.org/tutorial/animatedgif.zip 51. Link to Tutorial on Removing and minimizing Sharpening Halos from your images with Photoshop http://www.lin-evans.org/tutorials/haloremovewithphotoshop.zip 52. Link To Video Tutorial On How To Import and Load a Style http://www.lin-evans.org/styles/stylestutorial.zip 53. Link To Video Tutorial On Using Lin's Rain and Lightning Style - How To Increase Rain and Move Lightning http://www.lin-evans.org/styles/rainlightningtutorial.zip 54. Link To Waterfall Animation Tutorial With PNG File To Use For Falling Water http://www.lin-evans.org/tutorial/fallingwateranimation.zip 55. Tutorial and Template To Create Circular Text Circling Jupiter http://www.lin-evans.org/tutorial/experimentalforcirclingtext.zip (Zipped PTE Template - about 2 meg) http://www.lin-evans.org/tutorial/circulartexttutor.zip (about 50 meg) 56. Tutorial and Template To Create Circular Text Circling Jupiter, Other Planets Or Odd Shaped Objects http://www.lin-evans.org/tutorial/backandfronttext.zip (tutorial) about 12 meg http://www.lin-evans.org/tutorial/circleletterstemplate2.zip (template) about 15 meg 57. Tutorial On Using PanosFX Puzzle Animation To Create PNG Puzzle Pieces To Use With PTE http://www.lin-evans.org/tutorial/puzzletutorial1.zip (tutorial) about 34 meg zipped wmf video 58. Tutorial On Using PNG Puzzle Pieces From The PanosFX Action To Create Puzzle Animation http://www.lin-evans.org/tutorial/puzzletutorial2.zip (tutorial) about 41 meg zipped wmf video 59. Tutorial on using my SnowGlobe Styles http://www.lin-evans.org/tutorial/snowglobetutorials.zip (tutorial - about 78 meg zipped video) http://www.lin-evans.org/tutorial/snowglobestyles.zip (zipped snowglobe styles) 60. Tutorial on Increasing Realism In Your Snow Globe http://www.lin-evans.org/tutorial/SGRealism.zip (zipped video tutorial - about 35 meg) 61. Creating An Out Of Bounds Photo Using PTE and Photoshop (two zipped video tutorials) http://www.lin-evans.org/Robert/makingrosieoutofbounds.zip 62. How To Use PTE 9 Text As A Mask http://www.lin-evans.org/tutorial/PTEtextasmask.zip (about 12 Meg zipped video tutorial) 63. Converting Your Images To Anaglyph 3D Using Photoshop - (about 17 Meg zipped video tutorial) http://www.lin-evans.org/tutorial/photoshop3d.zip 64. Setting Text Font and Attributes Defaults For Your Project In PTE 9 (about 12 meg zipped video) http://www.lin-evans.org/tutorial/commentstext.zip 65. Cube Style Tutorial - Explanation On How To Adjust Position and Size of Video or Image on Cube Face (37 meg) http://www.lin-evans.org/tutorial/CubeStyleExplanation.zip 66. Using A Video For A PicturesToExe Background Tutorial
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    mixing video and slides and text

    Hi Chris, Kieron, Thanks - glad to be able to be understood... Best regards, Lin
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    mixing video and slides and text

    There really isn't a "simple" way to do it in PTE because PTE isn't a video editor. In the "conversion" process you have the ability to set the start and stop time so you "COULD" do it by duplicating this process as many times as necessary, but frankly it is best done with a dedicated video editor. Best regards, Lin
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    mixing video and slides and text

    Chris, here is a quick video tutorial. Please excuse my voice - still recovering from a stroke and my speech is still not normal... Also, had I set the proper size on the first instance (the Master Video) I would not have had to do it for each one - it would have been copied correctly... Lin
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    mixing video and slides and text

    Dave - LOL Lin
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    mixing video and slides and text

    As Dave says. Also, if you go ahead and put all your image in subsequent slides before creating additional slides with the video, you don't need to set the properties to "Link to Master Video Track" - just copy the original "Master Video Track" and paste to subsequent slides and the video will automatically be set to "Link To Master Video Track." You will have to change the layer of the slides so that they fall on the top layer and adjust the image sizes so you can see the video running in the background. Lin
  21. Lin Evans

    UNSHARP MASK

    Hi Jose, No, as Denis says the Project Options Unsharp Mask applies to all. The "Properties" Unsharp Mask which is titled "Sharper/Smoother" applies as you have described. Additionally, you can change the maximum value from the slider which is 200 for the Project Options Unsharp Mask to a greater value if needed. PTE has multiple ways to approach the issues of blur and sharp, etc. Best regards, Lin
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    UNSHARP MASK

    Hi Jose, I think I've confused you because the "unsharp mask" only applies to still images until the images are made into a video by creating an MP4. Then the unsharp mask value which has been applied to individual images is incorporated into the entire video but there is no way to change these values per the completed mp4 video. The video when added as a singe slide can only be blurred or sharpened further via the blur value which applies to the entire video via keyframes UNLESS the video is used as a background. In the case where a video is used as a background, each slide can have this video segment sharpened or blurred via the blur value. If you apply a negative blur value to a video, unless you use a keyframe to change that value, it will remain for the entire video. But when a video is used as a master and linked videos as a background, you can't set a single blur value which affects each slide. If you change its value on each slide either as the entire slide or for a time by keyframe on that slide only it won't affect the video in the background on other slides - only on the one being manipulated. So it's possible to further sharpen or blur an entire video beyond what was done for individual slides via the Unsharp Mask using a singe blur value and if that value is not changed via keyframes, the entire video will be displayed with that amount of sharpening or blur. But, if you use the video as background and want to sharpen it beyond the Unsharp Mask value, you must apply that value to each slide for the master and linked videos. Best regards, Lin
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    UNSHARP MASK

    Hi Jose, No, actually unsharp applies to individual slides as well. But remember, a video is generally considered a single slide. Put in two slide images. Set the first one to 300 and the second one to -100 then check the settings and you will see that they maintain their individual unsharp values. However when we are dealing with a video and since it is almost always a single slide the unsharp value applies to the entire video. The only time a video isn't considered a single slide is when it's used for a background as linked to the master. In such case the values for unsharp or for blur can be varied from slide to slide. Best regards, Lin
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    UNSHARP MASK

    Hi Denis, Yes, the reason we have unsharp mask is to provide the best way to sharpen, however there are some images which look better with some negative blur applied than they do when maxed out with unsharp mask. Also creating a lower resolution video sometimes takes an additional toll on sharpness which can't be overcome by the unsharp feature. I didn't mention it because it is the best way to sharpen, but rather that is can be used. Whether it is used is something the user must decide. Best regards, Lin
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