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  1. Many thanks for the new link, which works fine. I like the new version better. The historical details on Sainte Odile have now been moved near the end : good idea as a conclusion. I would keep the Road Sign just before you take us on the (long) walk to the hill, amongst the moss covered tree stumps (all green features), etc. The colourful foliage (red & orange) is more the starting point that the journey itself (to me). Also the song would probably start at that moment and accompany us to the climb. JUST MY OPINION. Anyway, congratulations for your efforts. You'll have
  2. Mathieu, it is good to read that you were able to improve your slideshow based on the various comments you received. Could you please provide another link (I do not belong to SmugSmug) similar to the first version that was easy to get to.
  3. Thank you, Matthieu, for this pleasant walk up to Mont Sainte Odile. In addition to the very valid comments above, I'd like to offer the following: At the very start, the Stork is a well-known symbol of Alsace, but this may not be known to your international audience here on the forum (Russia, Australia, Great Britain, USA, etc.). Just the words "Alsace, France" on the side would have helped set the scene. When there are several lines of text (at 1:20), you should give yourself enough time to read the full text out loud twice, so that we have sufficient time to discov
  4. Like most, I uusually opt for the ratio 16/9 of my 4K TV screen, which is also the ratio for the projector at my photo-club (when we can reconvene). Sometimes, it is 16/10 so that I do not need to crop too much my photos (which are taken at the ratio 4/3 = 1.33).
  5. Dave I cannot answer specifically the question, since my usage of Audacity is still that of a beginner. However, there is a feature for "Spectral Selection and Editing", with an example how to remove a "whistle" as explained in https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/spectral_selection.html
  6. You can automatically adjust the sound level ("normalize" the track) by using the free, open source, AUDACITY software from www.audacityteam.org/ It is a fantastic software for editing sound tracks, remove noise, rearrange parts of songs, change the duration of a song while keeping the same pitch, etc. Quite fun to use the many "sound effects" provided.
  7. Just plot the screen rectangle on a piece of paper and "insert" the two videos to fit the total height. It should then be easier to understand my "maths"...
  8. I meant to say that the video has been sized automatically by PTE so as to fit the total height of the view, which you will want to be 1080 pixels as a standard Full-HD screen when you "publish" the video at the end of the process. What I did was to draw a 16/9 rectangle (for the total view) and put the vertical dimension as being the "true pixels" of 848. Then I could easily compute the corresponding width for the overall rectangle, etc.
  9. Also, I would place the montage created in your Photo Editing program, as a background layer to the actual videos. This montage could be slightly wider that the dimension that I have computed, to prevent any voids.
  10. My computed gap dimensions yield an aspect ratio of 848/547 = 1.550. Your trial-and-error geometry comes to a ratio 1080/680 = 1.588. Not too far. Do not forget that your two clips are not 1080 tall, but only 848 and that they are kind of "stretched" to fill the total height of the view. And the gap you found to be 680 x 1080 is in fact fitting the total available height of 848 (your video clip), hence a reduced width of 680x 848/1080= 533.9 (close to my figure of 547).
  11. Hi Xenofex2 Your mobile phone videos have an aspect ratio of 848 / 480 = 1.76667 = 15.90 / 9, i.e. not quite 16/9. Hence your computational problem. For your project with the 16/9 aspect ratio, the number of pixels does not really matter for the geometrical construction, only the proportions do. So just decide that your screen has an effective pixel size of 848 vertical. Therefore the screen width with the 16/9 aspect ratio has a dimension of 848 *16/9 = 1507 pixels (rounded values). The two videos have each a width of 480 pixels, hence the middle gap has a width of 1507 - (2 * 480) =
  12. Hello Gaga If you have not yet followed the good advice from Rosy, as soon as you have all the necessary files (photos, videos, sound tracks) for your slideshow, you can go to the "File" menu and "Create backup in ZIP". It is a very efficient and easy way to create an archive. Highly recommended.
  13. Hello! I have designed kind of a "puppet on a string" with arms and legs attached to the body around a pivot point, so that I could use the "Rotate" animation feature centred around the attachment point, not the object centre. Not that easy to achieve the exact pivot point. I have tried to use the "Grid" option in Objects & Animation, but I did not find that too easy. So yes, some kind of measurement tool would be useful, also one that would allow to get the grid coordinate of any chosen point.
  14. Thank you Shirley for raising that question, which bothered me too; I'm happy that Igor will add the feature in the future. Note that I can choose the thumbnail in Adobe/Lightroom ("Set poster frame").
  15. What are the chosen parameters? I suggest you try first a low definition of say 800x600 pixels, Low Quality; See whether that works? If so, gradually increase the quality settings.
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