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garyjd is not online. Last active: 3/24/2008 7:35:39 PM garyjd
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black screen with audio
Posted: 25 Apr 2006 08:25 AM
I want my clip to start off with just a black screen along some audio that will fade into my first image. How can I go about doing this? I've played around with it a bit and can't seem to come up with anything. Thanks.~Gary
zero is not online. Last active: 7/25/2006 2:22:37 PM zero
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Re: black screen with audio
Posted: 25 Apr 2006 10:15 AM
Welcome to the forum!

Import into WMM a picture which is just black and nothing else. You can do this is paint really easily. Once its in WMM, drag and drop onto the Video timeline and adjust the length of it (by selecting it and dragging the right edge of it forwards in the timeline). You might want it for 5 seconds? or 30 seconds? However long you want. Then drop the drag and drop the imported music you want onto the Music/Audio timeline and make sure its at the very start of the timeline. Then drag and drop the video you want to fade in after the black screen, and make sure this goes onto the Video timeline, to the right of the blank clip. To fade in, select the video and drag it left so that it overlaps the blank clip. The overlapped part will show as blue. Now adjust how much they overlap etc., and sync with the music if you need to. Done :)

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Kingjad is not online. Last active: 1/24/2007 1:22:54 PM Kingjad
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Re: black screen with audio
Posted: 25 Apr 2006 01:21 PM
Better yet - from that Daniel bloke - an effect to make the clip totally black.

<!-- Daniels Total black(2006) http://www.danielfx.moo.no -->
<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">
<Effects>
<EffectDLL guid="{B4DC8DD9-2CC1-4081-9B2B-20D7030234EF}">
<Effect name="Total Black" iconid="11">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
<Param name="InitialScaleA" value="0.00" />
<Param name="ScaleA" value="0.00" />
</Effect>
</EffectDLL>
</Effects>
</TransitionsAndEffects>

Save as 'black.xml' in your AddOnTFX folder.
dlk is not online. Last active: 7/2/2011 1:14:29 PM dlk
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Re: black screen with audio
Posted: 25 Apr 2006 01:43 PM
Or just add a "basic title" with a black background.
Put a space in the text box...and you have a blank black image.
Stretch to the length you need. Many ways to do this.






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