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evil_ducky71 is not online. Last active: 11/27/2005 7:55:13 PM evil_ducky71
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Regarding Video Overlays
Posted: 29 Oct 2005 08:12 PM
Hi there. I've been haunting your forum most of the day today trying to discover new ways to push my WMM. I've been getting into making my own little videos. I tried more advanced software, but I found that I just wasn't getting the hang of them. WMM is a lot simpler, but only does so much, as you guys are well aware. This forum has been quite informative. Especially learning about using xml files. I'm not knowledgeable on that kind of thing, but have found a lot of great resources through your posts/websites. Thank you. Now for my problem. All week I've been trying to find a way to have two video clips play over each other at the same time. Let me give you an example of something I'm trying to do. I have a movie clip of a man riding a horse. Part way through, I wanted another movie clip of a woman standing to bleed/fade through to where both scenes are playing at the same time. I started off using just the normal FADE transition, but as you're aware, the first clip eventually fades out leaving the second one. I wanted it where they both ran together until the end.

I found this post here regarding blending clips together. I copied down the xml files, and they work great for my needs. With the exception of one thing. When the second film clip comes in, it's not like a soft/slow fade in. Like you'd get using the FADE transition. It's just like it's suddenly there. Kind of harsh. I apologize for the lack of a better description then that. I wanted that second clip to come in a lot smoother. I tried using the FADE IN, FROM BLACK video effect, but it still doesn't look right. I don't like that bleeding into the first clip. It makes it look darker until the fade in is complete. Just don't like the look. Is there a xml file that allows for that slow fade in like the normal FADE transition (and without having to fade in from black, white, or any color), but still allows the video overlay to continue?

Any help, suggestions, and so forth are appreciated. My apologies if this has been asked, and I didn't find it...or perhaps I found it, but didn't quite grasp what I was reading. Also, forgive me if I may have posted this in the wrong area.

Thank you in advance,
Terri {evil_ducky71}
dlk is not online. Last active: 7/2/2011 1:14:29 PM dlk
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Re: Regarding Video Overlays
Posted: 29 Oct 2005 08:38 PM
Hi,
Welcome, and glad to hear you have found so much help
in just one day. I'd like to think there must still be plenty of
things to keep you here for at least one more day.
Anyway...what you describe can be easily done with PIP+
(www.rehanfx.org)
If you are interested, I can show you an example...
or you may wish to have a go at it yourself.

dlk
(not the normal welcome wagon guy, but what the heck)

evil_ducky71 is not online. Last active: 11/27/2005 7:55:13 PM evil_ducky71
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Re: Regarding Video Overlays
Posted: 29 Oct 2005 08:45 PM
Thanks for the welcome! Oh I'll be haunting here quite a bit. I'm getting addicted to creating my own videos, so I'm sure I'll be here quite a bit. I did happen to download the PIP+, yes. Very useful tool. I would love to see an example since I'm really not sure where I should start/what I should do.

Thank you.
dlk is not online. Last active: 7/2/2011 1:14:29 PM dlk
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Re: Regarding Video Overlays
Posted: 29 Oct 2005 09:17 PM
Ok...try this.

<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0" SpecialIconFileID="1033" SpecialIconResourceID="101">
<Transitions>
<TransitionDLL guid="{4EF98DF5-794F-4fd3-8E77-559F82C8D10C}">
<Transition name="PIP+ fade in clip B" iconid="0">
<Param name="RectA" value=" 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0;
0.2, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0;
0.4, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 0.5;
0.90, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 0.5;
1.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 0.0"/>

<Param name="RectB" value="0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 0.0;
0.2, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 0.0;
0.4, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 0.5;
0.90, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 0.5;
1.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.00, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0"/>
<Param name="Background" value="#000000" />

</Transition>
</TransitionDLL>
</Transitions>
</TransitionsAndEffects>


Clip A controls the screen for 20% of the time.
Next 20% of the time is spent with Clip A fading down
to 50% transparency while Clip B fades up to 50%
Then 50% of the transition is 50/50
Then last 10% clip A fades out

The finish may be problematic, and since I wasn't sure how
you wanted it to end, I just made Clip A fade out. There is
no simple way to get clip B to fade in and then fade back
out(with a single video track) so if you didn't want clip B to
become the primary clip...you will probably need to do some
fade to black, or run a second pass.

Hope this helps.


dlk
evil_ducky71 is not online. Last active: 11/27/2005 7:55:13 PM evil_ducky71
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Re: Regarding Video Overlays
Posted: 29 Oct 2005 09:41 PM
That is definitely what I'm looking for! The end is a bit of a pain, but I found using the normal FADE OUT, TO BLACK effect works perfect for the ending.

Thank you very much!
llcoolray is not online. Last active: 7/29/2009 8:47:03 AM llcoolray
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Re: Regarding Video Overlays
Posted: 07 Jul 2009 08:52 PM
In what folder do you put the file?
'Shared' didn't work. Thanks.
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