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dlk is not online. Last active: 7/2/2011 1:14:29 PM dlk
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Sample of a dual screen effect...
Posted: 23 Jan 2005 03:50 PM
Hi,
If anyone has seen the Nelly(Feat. Tim McGraw)
video for the song Over and Over...you might have
noticed the dual screen effect that they used.
Nelly's lifestyle...Tim's lifestyle,
Nelly's vehicle...Tim's Vehicle ,
Nelly's Plane...Tim's plane.

kinda interesting/cool...IMHO


So...you can do this in MM2
Here is a sample:
dualscreen

I can provide further details

dlk
aquasloth is not online. Last active: 2/6/2005 9:06:49 PM aquasloth
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Re: Sample of a dual screen effect...
Posted: 23 Jan 2005 09:14 PM
I am intrigued! Do tell!

I'm thinking you could additionally chroma that as a background and insert an actor in front of those two screen images, like a newscast/newsroom kinda thing, or perhaps have the actor with his back to the camera, as though the actor was looking at two security screens or something similar.

In any case, it looks like a very useful effect! How do you do it?

Aquasloth
dlk is not online. Last active: 7/2/2011 1:14:29 PM dlk
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Re: Sample of a dual screen effect...
Posted: 23 Jan 2005 10:48 PM
Hi,
Yes, you could put a green/blue screened actor in
front of the 2 screens, although green screen can
be tricky. And you could use a black chroma key
transition to change the background of the 2 windows
to something more interesting. I also thought it might
be interesting to show 2 players in a tennis match, or
the same player from 2 angles.
Anyway...it's pretty simple.
If you have Rehan's PIP transition, and these 2 sections

<Transition name="PIP, left big" iconid="4">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
<Param name="InitialScaleA" value="0.63" />
<Param name="ScaleA" value="0.63" />
<Param name="MoveA" value="left" />
<Param name="FadeStartA" value="1.0" />
<Param name="Progress" value="0.41" />
</Transition>

<Transition name="PIP, right big" iconid="6">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
<Param name="InitialScaleA" value="0.63" />
<Param name="ScaleA" value="0.63" />
<Param name="MoveA" value="right" />
<Param name="FadeStartA" value="1.0" />
<Param name="Progress" value="0.41" />
</Transition>

Use the left transition to add your clip
onto a streched blank background, and save
that as a high quality WMV or AVI.
Import that new movie into MM2, and then
use the right transition to add your 2nd clip
onto your new movie. Save that as a high quality
movie. You should now have a movie with your
2 clips running side by side. So all you need
to do is overlay the dual screen image
over the top.
Using Paint or some fancier program like
photoshop, create an overlay that looks
like this.
Dual screen overlay
(Or just download it from me, if you want
to trust me...click that little down arrow on
the sharegear view window)

Now, import your new side by side movie,
add that to a new project, add the overlay
image(stretched out) and use the blue
chroma key transition or non-red key transition
to combine the 2 images.
This non-red works best best for me

<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">
<Transitions>
<TransitionDLL guid="{C5B19592-145E-11D3-9F04-006008039E37}" >
<Transition name="nonred" iconid="88">
<Param name="KeyType" value="1" />
<Param name="Progress" value="0.01" />
</Transition>
</TransitionDLL>
</Transitions>
</TransitionsAndEffects>

As you can see...the movie never really
gets shifted or skewed, but the overlay tricks
the eye into thinking that you are viewing the
movie at an angle.
so...good luck
dlk

aquasloth is not online. Last active: 2/6/2005 9:06:49 PM aquasloth
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Re: Sample of a dual screen effect...
Posted: 24 Jan 2005 01:43 AM
Thanks, dlk, you rock it out!

Never even realized that about the "simulated" skewed image! Very clever!

Thanks again!

Aquasloth
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