How To Edit Huge 4K Videos In PowerDirector Without Any Lag

Editing 4K videos can be cumbersome as video editing software would lag, and this problem would be exacerbated if you got a slow PC.  In the video right after the break, I show you a trick that you can kiss this problem good bye when editing 4K video in PowerDirector video editing software.  Enjoy!!!

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Gameplay Episode 14 (Last Episode)

This is the last episode of Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag gameplay.  It’s strange that YouTube isn’t streaming MKV video files all that well.  Since episode 12th to episode 14th, my computer and video editing software could not encode any video in H.264 AVC format, and so I decided to encode these last few episodes of Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag gameplay in MKV format.  Strangely, after uploading these MKV video files to YouTube, the playback is choppy for these videos.  On my computer though, the VLC video player plays these MKV video files just fine with clarity at 1080p resolution.  Nonetheless, I hope YouTube will fix the MKV video files’ choppiness.  Nonetheless, I know better and whenever I encode the next video of whatever, I will encode it with MPEG-4 video format as this has been streaming fine with YouTube.  The ideal video format to upload to YouTube still is H.264 AVC as this video format allows YouTube to re-encode the video faster, thus streaming the video in proper resolutions sooner.  Please enjoy the last episode of this video game title’s gameplay right after the break, even with its choppiness OK?

(Problem Solved!) This is an update: Camtasia Studio 8.0.3 Refuses To Launch On Windows 8, What Am I Supposed To Do?

Camtasia Studio

Camtasia Studio (Photo credit: adria.richards)

Update:  OK, so I was a bit too harsh on TechSmith.  After talking a lot more to them, a tech support guy at TechSmith was able to point out why Camtasia 8.0.3 would not launch on Windows 8.  It turned out that the upgrade for Windows 7 to Windows 8 would definitely prevent Camtasia 8.0.3 to work correctly, because to have it worked one needed to install Windows 8 from scratch.  That meant I had to reformat the computer, re-installed Windows 8 as if it was brand new, and then Camtasia 8.0.3 would work correctly when installed onto Windows 8.  I was able to confirm this as I had done exactly what they told me, which was to re-install Windows 8 from scratch.  You guys can read the rest of my original blog post, but only part of the old paragraphs are still meaningful now, because this paragraph right here is the solution to my complaint in the title.  I’m smiling at the moment, please share the joy with me!   Read the rest of the old post so you get what I’m saying in this post!

Editing Fraps Video Files Cannot Go Wrong When Using Cyberlink PowerDirector 10


PowerDirector (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’ve found out Cyberlink PowerDirector 10 to be very effective in editing videos that generated by Fraps.  To my surprise and amazement, Cyberlink PowerDirector 10 was rather responsive when working with Fraps videos, and it retained Fraps videos’ quality rather well.  Fraps usually generated very big AVI movie files as Fraps only slightly compressed its videos since there wasn’t enough time for the videos to be fully compressed when recording video games.  Usually, I would edit Fraps’ huge video files with either Avid Studio or Windows Live Movie Maker, but recently these two video editor software refused to work with certain Fraps video files that I got.  Luckily, I found Cyberlink PowerDirector 10’s free trial and used it, and to my astonishment it was more responsive in editing the Fraps video files.  Also, since I used the 64 bit version of Cyberlink PowerDirector 10, I noticed the export of the movies seemed to be faster than Avid Studio or Windows Live Movie Maker.  Avid Studio and Windows Live Movie Maker have not yet supported 64 bit computing architecture, therefore you won’t find these two come in 64 bit versions.  The Fraps movie files that I edited with Cyberlink PowerDirector came out gorgeously.  They came out in 1920x1080p high definition resolution, and the generation process of these videos in Cyberlink PowerDirector 10 was definitely quicker than what I had experienced with some other video editors.  The video right after the break was the one that I edited with Cyberlink PowerDirector 10.