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Merging Multiple Overlays

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test.mpgtest.mpgtest.mpgtest.mpgI like to create video clips of different friends heads on green screen and then insert them as an overlay to a cartoon character as a second overlay so I can use them in my slideshows. I then apply the chosen setting such as Slide from left-Slide to Right. I have trouble trying to keep the two overlays in perfect unison. They become somewhat disjointed depending on several input factors. Is there any way to merge two different overlays together so they work as one on the program that I have? I know I can shift them on Timeline so that they start together but they still shift as they move across the screen. You will see on the attachment the problem. You will also see that I hit the attachment button too many times. Sorry bout that. Edited by Willard M

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I should have added that the head example I used was a simple picture and not a video clip. I know how to make a flattened image in Photo Suite that will not separate but I don't know if it is possible to merge a video clip and a fixed picture

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Each Overlay, 'overlays' itself onto the Track above it...

 

So a little planning ahead is prudent ;)

 

Another trick is to output to an intermediate file so that all of the current overlay or lays are rendered into the file... Then that file is loaded as a new project and you can add more to that one. Note the start stop times for the areas you are interested in.

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Thanks Jim,

 

As I understand your comment I should, as applied to my example, combine the two elements in a separate file and then enter this this file as a single element in my slideshow. i have not tried this before and didn't know it possible. Will work on this and see how if I can make it work.

Thanks again for your comment

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NO! you can't effectively combine 2 movies!

 

You might be able to combine the picture and fish then try to sync up the head overlay with that...

 

You are going to an awful lot of work when you consider that in the end, people remember the Pictures, not the tricks ;)

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Jim, i had combined the fish to Lucy's character and flattened it to a single picture so that was not a problem. i had hoped to get the two different elements to move across the screen in unison but as you pointed out that it was not possible. Sometimes knowing that something can't be done is a more acceptable outcome than not knowing that it can't.

 

Thank you for your comments

Willard

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