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Replace Selected Panel Questions/issues


Julianna
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I laid out my production, and used color panels as place holders for timing text. In my older Roxio (2010), it allowed me to replace these panels pretty easily. But not in this new program.

 

When I select a color panel, then Production in the drop down menu, the "Replace Selected Panel" is grayed out. If I have my own photo there, it is not grayed out, I can select it. A panel should be a panel, whether it's a color panel or a picture, no?

 

If I right click on the color panel itself, in the Production Editor, there's no way to edit a color panel. All editing features are grayed out. It shows no way to simply replace it with a picture.

 

I can add new panels with my pictures, but will have to hand enter the times for each and delete the corresponding color panel. What a pain!

 

Is there a way to replace a color panel without having to re-enter the time on the frame?

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Maybe just a faulty memory. I uninstalled 2010, so I can't look to see if that's what I used to do.

 

Ya, I found a way to change the color long ago. But I learned, I won't be using color panels as place holders anymore in the future, only a picture I can change with that setting. It doesn't make sense to me why they call them panels, or color panels, if you can't change them with the panel feature. They should rename the color panels to color background or something like it.

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Maybe I don't understand really what you are trying to accomplish but a color panel can be easily replaced with any image.

Simply select the panel and then select Add Photo, then navigate to the image you want, select it and then you are given 4 option on what you want to do. One of the options is "replace" panel. It has been this way for 4 or 5 versions now.

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Oh yes, I've tried that too (sorry I forgot to mention it). It "replaces" it by that route. But it reverts the length of that panel to the default value I have in my settings, as if adding a new panel even when I select "replace panel." If I wanted all my panels to be 5 seconds long, I wouldn't have needed or used color panels as placeholders in the first place. :)

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A little more clear:

 

I have text that's long enough, I need to time each panel long enough that a person can read it. So, Panel 1 is 15 seconds long, Panel 2 is 8 seconds, and so on. I have the text already timed, by making each panel the length I want. Then I went to replace those color panels with pictures, and it reverts the length of the panel to the production default setting. I only wanted to know if there was a way to replace the color panel with a picture, that would retain the length of the panel's time. Does that make sense?

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Yes, now it makes more sense. You left out that important information about timing the text.

 

I would do it the other way around: first have the images in the panel and then add the text and adjust the duration. Also, I would add the text on the internal track of the panel.

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