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Title over start of video
Posted: 21 May 2005 05:06 PM
Hi there,

I want to display a title over the start of a video clip. No problems there. But the video is still visible behind the title.

What I want is for the title to have a solid background so that the video isn't visible until the title has finished playing. BUT I want the video's sound track to play during the title and then continue when the title has finished.

How do I do this?

(In other words, I want to display a solid background title over the initial audio from the video clip and then have the title disappear and the video clip take over.)

Gosh that was hard to put in words...

Any ideas how to solve this problem?

Thanks a lot


Robert
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Re: Title over start of video
Posted: 21 May 2005 06:22 PM
Here's what I would do:

1) Drag your video clip to the video timeline (I'm assuming you have opened the Timeline view instead of the Storyboard view; if not click on the "Show Timeline" button).
2) Now drag the same clip to the Audio/Music track, so you have a separate copy of the audio track.
3) Mute the original audio track by right-clicking on the top audio track and choosing 'Mute'.
4) Move the pointer to the length of your desired title (e.g. 3.5 seconds) and choose 'Clip' > 'Set Start Trim Point'. This will remove your first 3.5 seconds of video. It might help if you choose to zoom into the timeline ('+' icon) so you can see select 3:50 exactly).
5) Finally insert your desired title before the clip (make sure it is the same length as the video you clipped out (e.g. 3.5 seconds) otherwise the audio won't synch up.

If you have trouble with synching, try increasing the length of your title frame and then dragging the extra audio track so it lines up with the end of your original clip.

Good luck,

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Re: Title over start of video
Posted: 22 May 2005 07:52 AM
A few suggestions using an effect, title or transition

1. Keep the title on the title track but apply an effect to the video that makes it the colour you want.

You could just take the existing "Fade In, From Black" Effect and modify it with some XML like this:

<!-- http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/Forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=17176 -->
<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0" >
<Effects>
<EffectDLL guid="{EC85D8F1-1C4E-46e4-A748-7AA04E7C0496}" comment="Fade">
<Effect name="Blank Video Black" iconid="9" comment="Black Video but keep audio">
<Param name="FadeIn" value="1" />
<Param name="FadeColor" value="0" />
<Param name="Progress" value="0" />
</Effect>
<Effect name="Blank Video Blue" iconid="9" comment="Blue Video but keep audio">
<Param name="FadeIn" value="1" />
<Param name="FadeColor" value="0xFF0000" />
<Param name="Progress" value="0" />
</Effect>
<Effect name="Blank Video Green" iconid="9" comment="Green Video but keep audio">
<Param name="FadeIn" value="1" />
<Param name="FadeColor" value="0x00FF00" />
<Param name="Progress" value="0" />
</Effect>
<Effect name="Blank Video Red" iconid="9" comment="Red Video but keep audio">
<Param name="FadeIn" value="1" />
<Param name="FadeColor" value="0x0000FF" />
<Param name="Progress" value="0" />
</Effect>
<Effect name="Blank Video White" iconid="9" comment="White Video but keep audio">
<Param name="FadeIn" value="1" />
<Param name="FadeColor" value="0xFFFFFF" />
<Param name="Progress" value="0" />
</Effect>
</EffectDLL>
</Effects>
</TransitionsAndEffects>


2. You could also customise a particular title with XML to apply a banner across the whole screen (even apply a nice gradient or any logo)

3. Place you title before your video and apply a transition like Rehan's ShowA then overlap for as long as you want.

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Re: Title over start of video
Posted: 22 May 2005 11:05 AM
Ooh! I like these ideas. It avoids the whole problem of synching up the video and audio after the title change! I love learning new techniques from this forum!

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Re: Title over start of video
Posted: 22 May 2005 11:18 AM
Just for completeness, I will repeat the post from the mm newspgroup:

Cut the clip from the start and end of the portion to be blackedout and drag it to the music track underneath. Insert a black image (or empty title with black bg) in the video track and adjust its length to match the clip we placed in the music track.

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Re: Title over start of video
Posted: 22 May 2005 05:45 PM
Thanks guys for all your helpful suggestions.

Greatly appreciated

My movie/title is working fine now.

Robert
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