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Basic Canopus Procoder Tutorials

Author - Derrick Freeman, Video Streaming Specialist

Tutorials included:

  • Batch Encoding
  • Normalizing Audio
  • Stitching Multiple Videos Together
  • Setting Trim Points
  • Adding Fades Ins to your video
  • Adjusting your Video Levels (Contrast, Brightness, Hue)

    1. Batch Encoding

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    Open Procoder and select the Source tab.

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    Choose the Add button to select sources that you would like to encode. You can choose multiple sources. Your source media will appear in the Source List.

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    Choose the format that you would like to encode to by selecting the tab and choosing the Add button.

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    When the dialog box comes up select the Web tab and choose the format you would like (You can even choose multiple formats if you'd like) and click the OK button .

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    Once your format is selected click on the Convert tab and click the Convert button in the window interface to begin encoding. You will hear a sound and see conversion finished on the bottom of the Convert window when the video is finished encoding.


    2. Normalizing Audio

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    To normalize audio, on the source tab select the video that you would like to normalize audio for by choosing the video from the source list inside the source tab.

    Click the Advanced button.

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    Once the filter settings window opens up, choose the Audio Filter tab.

    Inside the Audio Filters window click the Add button.

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    Next, when the dialog windows opens up select the Normalize filter under the System tab and select OK.

    Close the Audio Filter Window by clicking on the close button on the bottom on the Audio Filter window.

    Click the Convert tab and choose Convert to begin encoding.


    3. Stitching Multiple Videos Together

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    To stitch multiple videos together add your Sources to Procoder using the Source tab.

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    Select the small Stitch button to turn on stitching. Select the order in which you want your videos stitched together by selecting the video you would like to order from the source list. Now click the up or down arrow button in the Source tab window to move the video up or down in the order you prefer.

    Click the Convert tab and choose Convert to begin encoding.


    4. Setting Trim Points for Videos to Encode

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    Choose the video that you would like to trim by selecting it in the source list inside the Source tab.

    Select the Advanced button.

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    Choose the Setup tab. Move the scrubber/player controls to the point where you would like encoding to begin. Select the In button under the Trimming area.

    Your In point Is now selected.

    Grab the scrubber/player control again and move the playhead to the point where you would like encoding to end. Click the Out button. Your Out point is now selected.

    Close the Advanced Setup window.

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    Click the Convert tab and choose Convert to begin encoding.

    5. Adding Fade Ins to Video Encodes

    Choose the video that you would like to add a Fade In to by selecting it in the source list inside the Source tab

    Click on the Advanced button.

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    When the Advanced Filter window opens up choose the Video Filter.

    Click the Add button

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    Select the System tab and select Fade In from the list of filter settings and click OK.

    Make any changes to the fade in duration by clicking the arrow buttons under the movie preview windows. Choose close from the bottom of the Video filter window.

    Click the Convert tab and choose Convert to begin encoding.


    6. Adjusting your Video Levels (Contrast, Brightness, Hue)

    Select the video that you would like to adjust the Contrast, Brightness, or Hue for by selecting it from the Source list of the source tab window.

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    Click the Advanced button from the the source tab window.

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    Choose the Video Filter tab.

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    Choose Add and select Color Correction filter from the System tab and click OK.

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    Make any changes that you would like by selecting the Brightness, Contrast or Hue slider and moving the slider to the left or right. View the result filter on the video by looking at on the Result window inside the Video Filter tab window.

    Click the Close button once you have your desired settings.

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    Click the Convert tab and choose Convert to begin encoding.

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