Synchronizing Audio and Video with Merge Clips

Premium Pro is a function that provides a method to sync audio and video called merge clips. This function streamlines the process by which people can sync audio and video that have been recorded separately. One can select a video clip (MP4, MOV, etc.) and sync it with up to 16 channels of the audio clip by using the Merge Clip command. Clips that are created by the merged clip are often referred as component clips.


Generally, one can merge a clip by group selecting them in either the Timeline or the Project Panel. The Merge Clips command can be invoked through either the clip menu or a contextual menu. More than one clip should be selected in order to enable contextual command.

One or more audio clips can be merged into a single AV clip. The maximum number of audio tracks permissible in a merged clip is 16 that includes a combination of mono, stereo, or surround 5.1 clips. A single mono clip counts as one track, whereas a single stereo counts as two tracks, and a 5.1 clip counts as six tracks.

Merging the clips in the Project Panel:

Follow this procedure to merge video and audio clips in the Project Panel:

  1. Choose the video clip that you want to merge with an audio clip. Note that you can have only one video clip in any merged clip.
  2. Use Shift or Control-click to choose the audio-only clips that you wish to merge with the video clip.
  3. Perform either of the following tasks:
  • Select Clip > Merge Clips.
  • Right-click and then choose Merge Clips from the shortcut menu.

Merge Clip dialog box will launch now. Select from one of the following options for the point of synchronization.

  • Based on the In point: For locating sync based on the In point, at the clap of the slate, for instance.
  • Based on the Out point: To locate sync based on the Out point, at the clap of the tail slate, for instance.
  • Based on matching timecode: To locate sync based on the common timecode between the two clips.
  • Based on clip makers: To locate a sync point based on a numbered clip marker in the middle of the shot. This function will be disabled as long as all the component clips have at least one numbered marker.

Now, click OK. Your merged clip will now be displayed in the Project Panel, with a name that matches the video clip, or the top most chosen audio clip if there is no video “-Merged” is appended to the end of the new merged clip’s name. You can rename this name if necessary.

Merging the clips in the Terminal:

Follow these steps to merge clips in the Terminal panel:

  1. Choose the clips and then perform one of the following:
  • Drag and drop the component clips into the Project panel.
  • Select Clip > Merge Clips.

Now, the Merge Clips dialog box will be launched.

  1. Now, click OK. The merged clip will now appear in the Project Panel.

Synchronizing clips in the Timeline panel:

Synchronizing the clips aligns multiple clips in the Timeline panel. After synchronizing the clips, you can create a merged clip. For synchronizing the clips in the Timeline panel, first edit the clips into the Timeline panel, and then perform one of the following:

  1. Manually align the clips by dragging them into a place until they are synchronized.
  2. Now, make use of synchronization function to align the clips. To do so, do the following:
  • Choose the clips that you want to synchronize.
  • Then, choose Clip > Synchronize.

Now, the synchronize dialog box will be launched. Then, select from one of the following options for the point of synchronization.

  • Based on the start of the clip.
  • Based on the end of the clip.
  • Based on matching timecode.
  • Based on the clip markers.

Now, click OK to complete the process of synchronization. Now, you are done with synchronizing the clips.

As said earlier, you can choose MP4, AVI, or other video formats for synchronizing with the audio clip. You can even edit the merged audio and video clips and trim the file. However, there are chances that you may face out of sync error after you edit the merged video file. As a result, audio codec may go lagging behind the video or vice versa. In situations like this, how to overcome the issue? As the efforts and time spent in synchronizing the clips will go in vain. Don’t be panic, as you can fix audio sync MP4 or other video file with the help of Repair QuickTime software. This advanced repair software is built with completely automated repair process that can fix any kind of issues associated with MP4, and MOV video files. The trail version of this software is available for free download, just download and install it, and start fixing audio video sync issues in MP4 file.

Know About Halting Hackers From Sabotaging Computer Systems

The second Firewall side chat will be hosted by the Engineering and Computer Science Center for Cyber Security from 10-11 a.m. Friday March 25, that is focused on using “penetration testing” in order to beat hackers around the world who are at work breaching systems.

Op-Ed-Halting-Hackers-For-The-Holidays-300x186Mikhail Gofman who is ECS Center for Cyber Security’s assistant professor of computer science and director. The issue of vulnerability of hackers and computer security using malware is discussed to take control of computer systems – accessing sensitive data and crippling businesses.

The companies are targeted by these threats such as recently Los Angeles was attacked along with many government institutions around the world and steal private and sensitive data and sabotage critical infrastructure such as power plants, said by Gofman, who is expert in virtualization, biometric authentication, Web security and cloud security.

Why is ransom ware a growing problem?

The Ransom ware is distributed by the pay per install networks (PPIs) like many varieties of malware today, in malware distribution which are blank markets specializing for profit. To get a feeling of accomplishment for having successfully infected system the hackers in the old days spread hacker enthusiasts spread malware. The main aim for spreading of the majority is done for profit.

How are systems breached?

Malware is developed by the attackers such as trojans, ransom ware, and fake anti viruses, these are designed in such as way that it can help to achieve monetary gain. Except the victims everybody wins and malware of the attackers extracts money from the infected users and systems and the money will be made by PPIs from the attackers who pay them for their distributed services.

Attackers are allowed by many of the vulnerabilities to successfully plant malware such as ransom ware. Due to insure system configuration and implementations these things happen and most of which are avoidable. For example, all the companies can force their workers to scan the emails attachments and avoid the malware, but most of them won’t do this.

All about Seagate 10TB HDD Using Helium

Seagate hard drive is one of the widely used hard drives across the world. Recently Seagate have announced that it is using helium for manufacturing the hard drive, with the 10TB storage capacity. The intension of using helium is to make it the large data storage capacity drive of the company.

seagate_10tb_hdd_678_678x452This hard drive can be used only on the Cloud based data centers and 14 read/write heads along with seven platters in this hard drive. The case used in it is hermetic which is sealed and a turbulence free interior is created in by helium, by which the friction on the platters will be decreased.

By using helium in the hard drive, disk density will increased by 25% when compared to the previous air filled HDDs. According to the reports of the company, this hard drive can also deliver high performance; less weight as well as power consumption is also reduced. Also the helium can enable the less power of the industry for each terabyte of capacity ratio.

A Western Digital subsidiary called HGST has used helium in many data center-class HDDs and in December, the Ultrastar and 10TB data center HDD was announced.

In both 12Gbps SAS and 6Gbps SATA interface, there is an availability of Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD.

The Seagate Company is laser focused, because the cost of the storage system is lower and unprecedented data growth. The big advantage in using Seagate’s 10TB HDD is it will increase the density of the storage in the data centers.

Helium atoms are tiny i.e. it contains only two neutrons, two electrons and two protons. Both the WD and Seagate companies ensure that the gas that is present in the drives will not leak out.

Instead of using a wrought aluminum, a forged based helium sealed drive (without uniform density and porosity it is designed), they use “weld width and superior material for a more hermetic robust drive and which is enclosed to protect from helium leaks”.

With the help of shingled magnetic recording technology, Seagate announced its first drive which is 8TB 3.5-in. But in the standard perpendicular magnetic recording technology, data tracks will rest side by side. Whereas SMR will overlap the tracks on a platter like shingles on a roof, so that more tracks can be squeezed on a platter.

A New Protection Technique from Ransomware File Coder in Sight

RansomwareRansomware is a software or application which is a similar to the CryptoWall which is a technique to protect and safe guard the files by providing locker to the files. After many experiments, finally experts came up with the new challenge in the field of locking the files and also able to work with the files with this new technique. Now this Ransomware recently discovered and it’s especially work for protecting the data of the Google browser and also can be easily detect the solution for file coder with the ESET’s Security solution. Before this the final detection process, initially it was examined by the Emsisoft and Ransomware 32 was the name given to it. Now let us see how this technique works and where it can be applicable.

How this Technique Works?

When you talk about its working, it really works like a Ransom as a Service as it fully provides service to the users in the case of file encryption and also can be hidden server and it can be available in the Tor network. You need not to be panic about the attack of malware that infect the victim from which you can make choose of the cyber criminals as the network detect the following requirements. Performance of its working can also be evaluated with the help of the statistics which are displayed on the screen so that you can even know how many of them needed to paid and how many are remaining ones. Before knowing more about paid, it is much better to know how this Ransom can be make use of.


 How Ransomware can be used?

 In order to make use of this software, you need to get the update version of this application to the screen of your desktop and then for this, you need to search for the latest version of this software by utilizing different sources and then make use of the download option in order to get the latest version of Ransom to your computer’s screen. Download and installed it on the computer and then Ransom 32 will automatically execute as it is inbuilt design to execute itself, there is no separate application is needed for executing this application. You just need to take care of that it Software can be executed on each and every boot.

The working phenomenon of the Ransom 32 was clearly explained by the Matias Porolli who is a malware analyst at ESET and it is in Latin America. He said that there will some different action take as the users execute the applications and the action may includes like encryption of files and folders, appearance of notification and messages which will be demanding Ransom and also contact with the servers.

Way to Restore Microsoft Windows Factory Settings

ms-osMicrosoft Windows operating systems provide many advanced features to the users. These systems are most commonly known for their easy to use interface and their functionality. Microsoft is continually upgrading their Windows system in order to provide more security and advanced features. There are many operating system developed and marketed by Microsoft Corp such as Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. These operating systems are widely used by people for their personal and professional works.

Sometimes, Windows system does not give response very slow or when people try to access some files or some other functional then it will give very slow response.  On that case user need to format or reset factory setting options to improve the system performance and make their task easier. Basically these problems occur due to malfunctioning systems, virus removing, configuration and settings of the computer operating system, making some free memory space and also remove personal information from the system. In general, factory reset option is used to hide or remove the data from the system which will not available longer after reset operation.

Whereas, formatting the system or reinstalling operation used to erase the entire information from the system hard drive partition. In order to reinstall the operating system, you need to spend a lot of time and resources. If you are not aware about reinstalling process, then you need an expert person which re- install the operating system and format or delete the whole data saved in the system hard drive. But in the case of restore factory setting, you just need to follow some simple step to perform it. In factory reset, basically application restores the entire system to its original state by removing all of the data saved on it and attempt to restore the computer to its original manufacturer settings.

In order to factory reset, you just need to follow some simple step. To restore the system in earlier stage, first of all you need to take the backup of your important data and disconnect external devices to the system like printer, scanner, modem, mobile phone, USB flash drives, etc.  Go to control panel and search ‘Recovery’. In recovery Window, you will get two options, that is Reset this PC and Advanced Startup.  Click on Reset this PC option, after that a new window will display with two options like to keep my file and removing everything. Select the option accordingly, after that a new window will display for conformation.  In this window press ‘Reset’ button to reset the system to factory setting.

How to Set Up and Configure User Accounts on Window 10?

Windows 8 introduced Microsoft accounts, which are generally roaming accounts that allow you to synchronize settings and files from computer to computer. Today we want to discuss what Windows 10 brings to user account management, and the options available to you.

In the old PC settings on Windows 8.1, you were limited to three options, but in Windows 10, those options have been expanded to five and things have been rounded out quite a bit.

To access the Accounts settings, you first need to open the Settings and click or tap “Accounts”.

In the Accounts group, the top-most option is “Your account”, which lets you among other things, manage your Microsoft account, change your profile picture, and more

Managing your Microsoft account must be done online. You cannot do so locally (though you can still have a local account, which we’ll explain shortly).

A Microsoft account allows you to sync your settings and basically roam from computer to computer. Your apps, profile picture, color choices, and more are uploaded to the cloud so wherever you log into next, it appears as you left it on the previous device. This obviously shares a lot of information with Microsoft and it may very well be a bit overkill for some users.

Luckily, if you simply want to maintain an account locally, you can still do that. Simply click the link “Sign in with local account instead” to create one.

You won’t need an email account or phone number or anything else, you’ll simply be prompted for a user name and password. To actually switch to the local account, you will have to sign out of your Microsoft account, so make sure you save anything you might have been working on before you do that.

Beyond being able to create a local account on the “Your account” page, you can create a new profile picture if you have a camera attached.

Finally, if you want to add more Microsoft accounts, or a work or school account, then you can do so using the links found at the bottom of the “Your account” page.

While the new user account settings in Windows 10 aren’t too terribly different from Windows 8.1, there are enough changes therein that merit a closer examination. You still have the option between a Microsoft account and local one, and there are still three sign-in options, but it’s safe to say new users who skipped Windows 8 will want to bring themselves up to speed as soon as possible.

Additionally, the user account items found in the old control panel will largely go unused. There’s simply not enough remaining there that we feel needs to be covered. For most users, the new settings will give them all the control and options they need to not only administer their own account, but other users on the system as well.

Linux OS Installation on Computer which is Secure Boot Enabled

Technology is constantly evolving, the one which is seen today gets outdated within a short period of time. It is impossible to say that you are having a laptop or PC with latest technology after a month or two of purchase. Microsoft Windows have always played its part in bringing out innovative advancements in technology that we see in the world of computers. Secure Boot is one such feature brought by Windows with its latest versions to prevent loading of unauthorized OS or software during the startup of Windows PC. One of the major concern for user after hearing about this feature is, how to install Linux on computer with Secure Boot enabled? We will discuss on that, but before that let us get to know about Secure Boot and its advantages.

What is Secure Boot?

It is a feature incorporated in Windows operating system from Windows 8 onwards; enabled by UEFI that is used to replace traditional BIOS on Windows PC. This implementation is applicable for Intel x(86) and ARM PC. If you have a Windows 8 PC then it is enabled with Secure Boot feature.

Advantages over BIOS

BIOS allows to boot any OS or software. For example: it can boot Windows boot loader, Linux boot loader, etc. The problem with BIOS is that, it will never check for malwares and threats. So there are possibilities of replacing or modifying the boot loader and there won’t be any indications about the wrong boot loader. BIOS is inefficient in differentiating between a trusted boot loader and malware and hence it may choose any of it to boot.

But where as in Windows 8, the certificates that are stored inside UEFI will check out the boot loader to ensure that it is signed with Microsoft. So, even in case if any malware program replaces boot loader, this feature will deny to boot. This acts as a protective shield for the operating system, so that no malwares can hijack the boot process.

Is it possible to install Linux on Windows PC, which is enabled with Secure Boot?

Yes, of course you can. Secure Boot feature can be controlled in UEFI, so that you can run non Microsoft OS’s with your PC. You will have the option to disable Secure Boot, you can even add custom certificates. In UEFI, you also have the privileges to remove Microsoft certificate itself and add your own certificates, in that case PC will launch the loaders signed by you. Let’s see how to install Linux on computer with Secure Boot enabled.

Users can install Linux certifications by disabling the Secure Boot feature in UEFI. Linux distributions are paying for Microsoft’s signing services like Fedora, so that there is no issue in installing Linux on Windows  PC and you don’t need an extra configuration for that.

However, you cannot control every PC which is enabled with Secure Boot, to install Linux operating system. It is applicable only for Intel x(86) Windows PC’s only that runs with Windows 8. It doesn’t apply to ARM PC’s running with Windows RT.