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    Movies (8mm, Super8), Video (Betamax, Hi8, DV, FullHD), Slides

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  1. orizaba

    BLUR - Negative values do not work!

    Lin and Igor, Thanks. So, Igor confirmed what Lin said. Best regards, Jose
  2. orizaba

    BLUR - Negative values do not work!

    Yes, I think you are right. My doubt now is: does Unsharp Mask effect add to previous set negative Blur, or, otherwise, Blur is “disconnected” and only Unsharp is applyed? I could not conclude about this.
  3. Please, some help! Some years ago I had this same problem: Blur negative values (sharpness) do not work. I can not understand why, but there must be a reason somewhere... Please, download from "We Transfer" this zip file, a small part of a PTE project I am making, and try to check the Blur/Sharpness effect. I am using PTE 9.0.14. Blur effect applying to the only movie, "VILAMOURA". https://we.tl/t-swA4apdi74 Thanks for letting me know where am I doing wrong. Jose
  4. orizaba

    UNSHARP MASK

    Hi Denis and Lin, Thanks again for your help. Ok, now I think I am clear... at last! My error in my above conclusions is that I thought "Project Options Unsharp Mask" applies only to photo/stills, the same way "Sharper/Smoother" applies only to photo/stills, since both use the word "sharp". But no, as you explained. By the way, I should like to understand which is the big difference between "Unsharp Mask" and "Negative Blur", in terms of how they manipulate the image. All this because I am now making a project using 31 years old "Sony Betamovie videos" (digitized) which are very poor in terms of resolution and definition/sharpness, which I am trying by all means to turn better in terms of image quality. By the way, concerning old 8mm and Super8 films, I discovered and am using a laboratory in German who digitizes them using the so called HM73-II method and equipment, with a superior and surprising high quality. May be this is a useful information. Laboratory is http://www.18-frames.com/index.html More information at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXhF2J9ze2w Best regards, Jose
  5. orizaba

    UNSHARP MASK

    Thanks Lin, everything is clear now. In conclusion, Project options Unsharp mask only applies to photos/stills used along the project, and effect is included in published MP4 file. For videos included along the project we only can use Blur effect (- or +). Best regards, Jose
  6. orizaba

    UNSHARP MASK

    Lin, I think I am missing something. I just saw: 1. Slide with a photo: I can see, in the photo properties, the cursor to apply "Sharper/Smoother" (-128/+128), as well as, in Animation, the Blur pssibility. Ok. 2. Slide with a video: I only can see, in the video Animation, the Blur possibility. Not the "Sharper/Smoother" or some "Unsharp mask". 3. In both cases, we can always apply in Project Options, Screen, Sharpness control, Unsharp mask from 0 to 200. This is the reason of my first question: if this last one (3), the Project one, applies to photos and videos in the published MP4 files. The reply was yes. But, may be, this reply was refering only to the "Sharper/Smoother" effect applied to a photo. Do you confirm? So, I do not understand when you say "actually unsharp applies to individual slides as well". In fact I can not see how to apply to a video.
  7. orizaba

    UNSHARP MASK

    Hi Lin, And Unsharp applies to all project, while negative blur apply slide by slide, is it not? Regards, Jose
  8. orizaba

    UNSHARP MASK

    Thank you.
  9. orizaba

    UNSHARP MASK

    Have you? Can you confirm?
  10. orizaba

    UNSHARP MASK

    Please confirm: in Project options, Screen, Sharpness control, Unsharp mask, the Unsharp mask effect aplies only to the computer screen or to the published mp4 file as well? Thanks.
  11. orizaba

    Video/Movie: make from EARLY .exe file

    I have been using Bandicam for many years, still old version 1.9.1.419 (actual version is v4....), with very good quality and very easy. Open it, open the "black strip" in the snapshot, and hide it. Play your exe file. To start and stop recording just press F12.
  12. orizaba

    URGENT: JOINING/APPENDING PTE HD MP4 FILES

    Denis, Something is strange for me about those 19 mp4 files of your test: what are respective bitrates? My projects include HD videos 31 Mbps bitrate, lots of stills 300 ppi resolution, lots of transitions and effects, lots of audio tracks, etc., and 4 GB memory are reached fast. This is my problem. Jose
  13. orizaba

    URGENT: JOINING/APPENDING PTE HD MP4 FILES

    Hi Denis, Ok, I got it. Just one question: with PTE text editor you replace the PTE converted file by your original MOV file, than you must open PTE again to publish the MP4 file. When you open PTE (with these original files, much bigger in size), PTE do not crash? Most probably it will exceed 4 GB and should crash, I think. By the way, could you remember me how to go to PTE text editor? Another point: to join/merge several MP4 files without re-encoding you use ffmpeg and command line. Why not Avidemux, which I use, and looks easier? So, for the PTE limit of 4 GB when we make de slideshow, now you understand my problem. Don't you have this problem? Jose
  14. orizaba

    URGENT: JOINING/APPENDING PTE HD MP4 FILES

    Hi Denis, Coming back to this post of yours, and after looking to your last one, I am really interested in all your considerations concerning 1 or 2-pass, best quality, etc., and I should like in the future to better understand in detail, step by step, how you "copy the slideshow.pte and on the copy, with a text editor, change the video.avi to video.mov." However, my first problem, as I said in my first post, is PTE limitations to build a project bigger than 4GB. Look: I have my original 4K MOV files (Bitrate around 45 Mbps). With PTE converter I convert and resize them to HD AVI files (Bitrate around 31 Mbps) in order to insert them in each slide on timeline. After some 250 slides of this type, lots of transitions and other effects, around some 28 minutes, memory rises to 4 GB (Windows Task Manager), and in case I am not carefull, PTE crashes. So, I have to stop adding slides, I have to build a HD MP4 file, and than start another PTE project, build respective HD MP4 file, and so on, and at the end, join all my HD MP4 files. This way, I could not understand how you overpass this situation. The way to build each HD MP4 file (1 or 2-pass) has nothing to do with this PTE limitations problem, I think. At the present, due to HD MP4 files do not match each other because of the codec's private data do not match (as I said in my first post), this is a new PTE problem, this is why I followed Lin´s suggestion to build HD AVI files instead, which I can join without problems, with the advantage that AVIDEMUX produces MKV files without reencoding, which I can join and use final MKV file directly on my Media Player, with no reencoding at all from the start (except the conversion/resizing from my original MOV to AVI to use in the PTE timeline, but this is a must, as I understand). So, I should like your comments on this. Regards, Jose
  15. orizaba

    URGENT: JOINING/APPENDING PTE HD MP4 FILES

    Hi Denis, Thanks for your help. 1 or 2-pass? I never care about file size, I only want best quality, and I still think that 2-pass at a high bitrate limit (since 2-pass is a VBR process) gives better quality. Because (from Google): Two pass encoding, also known as multi-pass encoding, is a video encoding strategy used to retain the best quality during conversion. In the first pass of two-pass encoding, the input data from the source clip is analyzed and stored in a log file. In the second pass, the collected data from the first pass is used to achieve the best encoding quality. In video encoding, two-pass encoding is usually controlled by the average bitrate setting or by the bitrate range setting (minimal and maximal allowed bitrate) or by the target video file size setting. Two-pass encoding is almost twice slower than one-pass coding. So if you are short of time select one-pass solution. Best regards, Jose
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