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evholen is not online. Last active: 5/18/2005 9:53:15 AM evholen
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Why is FillBitmap of different size?!
Posted: 20 Apr 2005 09:15 PM
Hi there, in the thread Background movie, and multiple images as titles? I'm asking about overlaying images on a loop. This resulted in me trying to use LogoBitmapFilname in a custom title. This was nearly the solution I looked for, but I couldn't fade the image in and out.

Therefore I changed my focus to the FillBitmapFilename-parameter, and it's companions. This resulted in the following xml-stub:

<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">
<Titles>
<TitleDLL guid="{353359C1-39E1-491b-9951-464FD8AB071C}">
<Title name="Title Image 1" iconid="13" comment="http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/Forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=12624">
<Param name="InternalName" value="TitleStandard"/>
<Param name="Description" value="Puts the image Title01.png at whole window"/>
<Param name="MainEffect" value="EffectInverse"/>
<Paragraph>
<Param name="IsOneLine" value="true"/>
<Param name="FillBitmapFilename" value="Title01.png"/>
<Param name="FillBitmapRect" value="0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0"/>
<Param name="EntranceEffect" value="EffectFade"/>
<Param name="EntranceDuration" value="1.0" />
<Param name="ExitEffect" value="EffectFade"/>
<Param name="ExitDuration" value="1.0"/>
<Param name="MaxCharacterCount" value="32"/>
</Paragraph>
</Title>
</TitleDLL>
</Titles>
</TransitionsAndEffects>


This does work as I intended it to, but for some strange reason I need to scale the image Title01.png down to 320x240 pixels. I want to produce for DV-AVI (PAL), and that is 720x576 pixels. And now we have arrived at my question: Why does FillBitmapFilename use a different size, and is it possible to have it use a better resolution, like 720x576?

I can make it work, using this low quality, but I fear that the end result will not be as good as it could have been. Whilst using LogoBitmapFilename the image displayed nicely (when disregarding the missing fades)

Do you have any suggestions?

Regards,
Even Holen

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Re: Why is FillBitmap of different size?!
Posted: 21 Apr 2005 08:27 AM
This is great effect. I couldnt have thought it was possible... nice use of "EffectInverse" parameter.

I think the bitmap is not being resized to FillBitmapRect as expected. Also it is strange that it displays as double size than the image... Looks like a bug.


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dlk is not online. Last active: 7/2/2011 1:14:29 PM dlk
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Re: Why is FillBitmap of different size?!
Posted: 21 Apr 2005 09:16 AM
Ha, now I see the light. I loaded this up last night, tried
it out, but it didn't occur to me that I was seeing anything uniique.
It looked just like the logobitmap would look, except that
it was oversized as you described. I had overlooked the fact
that the clip should be in front, and the fillbitmap should be
in the background. Effectinverse swaped them. Now the
question is, how else could this be leveraged into more
useful titles tricks(besides the fade)
For what it's worth...I know it's also oversized when it's in the
background, I had played around with this a while back using
an enlarged font that had a square(I made the square as large
as the screen).

dlk
evholen is not online. Last active: 5/18/2005 9:53:15 AM evholen
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Re: Why is FillBitmap of different size?!
Posted: 21 Apr 2005 10:19 AM
I'm going a little off topic on my own posting, but some ways of using this:

* Super text with graphics. "Even Holen" / "News announcer"
* A much simpler way of overlaying static images (as picture in pictures):
---- Weather charts
---- Bar graphs, of whatever you like
---- Detail images in illustrations
* Speech bubbles, when doing animation stuff. (Let the image be the bubble, and actual text for the speech)

And that just of the top of my head. I could surely come up with additional ideas. But to get this working, one does need the bug(?) regarding the size (and position?) to be fixed!

Hmm... The speech bubbles idea I think would be great. Maybe with the variation of 'thought' bubbles. And then one could easily sprite up the holiday video, by adding what someone thought (or could have said!)...

Regards,
Even Holen
sampsoni is not online. Last active: 12/14/2005 4:07:45 PM sampsoni
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Re: Why is FillBitmap of different size?!
Posted: 10 Aug 2005 04:07 PM
Whenever I test my fading watermark image, I see text on top of the image I want to watermark. Can you please help me with this cause I need to get rid of the text that says, Windows Movie Maker.
dlk is not online. Last active: 7/2/2011 1:14:29 PM dlk
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Re: Why is FillBitmap of different size?!
Posted: 10 Aug 2005 04:23 PM
Sounds like what you would see in "preview mode"
Go to "edit the title text" and hit the space bar to create
a blank text area. That will get rid of the default preview text.

dlk
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Re: Why is FillBitmap of different size?!
Posted: 02 Jun 2008 07:23 PM
I wonder if there is any way possible to overlay a video with another video background behind it. Is that possible with movie maker. Please don't get mad @ me. This is my first post on the forum.

If there is, please give me a xml file, i just figured out how to use them so please don't confuse me too much.

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syedasadrizvi1 is not online. Last active: 12/17/2011 12:43:17 AM syedasadrizvi1
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Re: Why is FillBitmap of different size?!
Posted: 17 Dec 2011 12:32 AM
hello!
wow.. its a amazing effect...
but the image's brightness is too low, plz suggest me a way to bright-full the image.

regards,
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