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MikeE

How to turn off Auto Motion for the whole production

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Using VideoWave to create a slideshow of pictures. I figured out how to turn on Auto Motion for 1 panel, a series of panels or the entire production.

 

But I can not figure out how to turn it off for a series of panels or the entire production.

I can turn it off 1 panel at a time by:

 

1. Click on the panel

2. Go to the tool bar on top of the peview window

3. On the right side of the tool bar there is a drop down list that shows

  • FILL
  • BARS
  • Pan and Zoom

4. I can select either FILL or Bars (the option for handling non 4:3 pictures in the panel) and that turns off auto-motion for the selected Panel.

 

So, how can I turn off Auto Motion for the entire production or a series of Panels?

 

Thanks Folks,

Mike

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I am not aware of a way to turn off auto motion for a series of panels or for the entire production. I saw a post saying it could be done by editing the Videowave dmsm file. However, I am hesitant to suggest this to you as I haven't seen any posts endorsing or saying that they have used that approach. I myself haven't tried it.

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I am not aware of a way to turn off auto motion for a series of panels or for the entire production. I saw a post saying it could be done by editing the Videowave dmsm file. However, I am hesitant to suggest this to you as I haven't seen any posts endorsing or saying that they have used that approach. I myself haven't tried it.

 

I guess the safest way then to avoid having to turn off Auto-Motion picuture by picture is to save a copy of the project before adding auto-motion to the whole project or a number of sequences of pictures. Would be nice if Roxio let you turn it off for the whole project or series of pictures.

 

As to editing the dmsm file. WoW! that would be a chore for a lot of pictures. First the file only contains 'two' lines, if you read it up in a line editor or even notepad. It seems like it would be possible, if one liked hitting themselves over the head.

 

I created a project with 3 pictures and saved the dmsm file. Then added AutoMotion and saved another copy of the dmsm file. Then I compared them. Except for a lot of PanZoom control settings the files were identical. If one wanted to tackle editing the file, then everything for each picture between the <PanZoomEffect> and </PanZoomEffect> for each picture would have to be delted. Easier to do each picture by picture in VideoWave (me thinks) than editing the dmsm file.

 

Here's what a section of the dmsm file looks like:

 

etc.

etc.

etc.

<sourceFile>

<fileName dt:dt="string">$\..\..\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Pictures\2006_04_11-3Flys\IMG_3860.JPG

</fileName>

<inPoint dt:dt="r8">1.66833500166834E-02

</inPoint>

<outPoint dt:dt="r8">4.98832165498832

</outPoint>

<fileDuration dt:dt="r8">5.00500500500501

</fileDuration>

<fileSize dt:dt="r8">586770

</fileSize>

<dataRate dt:dt="r8">0

</dataRate>

<volLabel dt:dt="string">

</volLabel>

<cdDrive dt:dt="string">

</cdDrive>

<type dt:dt="i2">1

</type><repeat dt:dt="boolean">0

</repeat>

<rotation dt:dt="i4">0

</rotation>

<stretchToFit dt:dt="boolean">0

</stretchToFit>

<sceneStart dt:dt="r8">0

</sceneStart>

<sceneEnd dt:dt="r8">0

</sceneEnd>

<scene dt:dt="boolean">0

</scene><albumID dt:dt="i4">2

</albumID><aspectRatio dt:dt="r8">1.33333333333333

</aspectRatio>

<interlacedType dt:dt="ui4">0

</interlacedType>

<interlacedInfo dt:dt="ui4">0

</interlacedInfo><transparency/>

*****************************************************************

* Starting from here until <\PanZoomEffect> would have to be *

* deleted for each picture in the slide show *

*****************************************************************

<PanZoomEffect>

<subObject>

<type dt:dt="i2">0

</type><startOffset dt:dt="r8">0

</startOffset><endOffset dt:dt="r8">0

</endOffset>

<flags dt:dt="ui4">1

</flags><mute dt:dt="boolean">0

</mute>

</subObject>

<effectInfo>

<effectID dt:dt="ui4">4294967295

</effectID>

<layer dt:dt="ui4">0

</layer><GroupID dt:dt="ui4">0

</GroupID><effectGUID dt:dt="string">{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

</effectGUID>

<useOffset dt:dt="boolean">0

</useOffset><data><VCFPanZoom><PresetID dt:dt="ui4">3

</PresetID><EditMode dt:dt="ui4">0

</EditMode>

<IsSelectable dt:dt="boolean">1

</IsSelectable><IsEditable dt:dt="boolean">1

</IsEditable>

<Caps dt:dt="ui4">4915

</Caps><HandlesDelta><x dt:dt="r4">0

</x><y dt:dt="r4">0

</y><z dt:dt="r4">0

</z>

</HandlesDelta>

<TranslationDelta>

<x dt:dt="r4">0

</x><y dt:dt="r4">0

</y><z dt:dt="r4">0

</z>

</TranslationDelta>

<RotationDelta>

<x dt:dt="r4">0

</x><y dt:dt="r4">0

</y><z dt:dt="r4">0

</z></RotationDelta>

<ScalingDelta>

<x dt:dt="r4">0

</x>

<y dt:dt="r4">0

</y><z dt:dt="r4">0

</z></ScalingDelta>

<OpacityDelta dt:dt="ui4">0

</OpacityDelta>

<Crop>

<EditMode dt:dt="i4">0

</EditMode>

<PresetID dt:dt="i4">3

</PresetID>

<StartOffsetElements>

<KeyFrame>

<Time dt:dt="r8">0

</Time><Caps dt:dt="ui4">0

</Caps>

<fRect>

<left dt:dt="r4">0.05

</left><top dt:dt="r4">0.05

</top>

<right dt:dt="r4">0.95

</right>

<bottom dt:dt="r4">0.95

</bottom>

</fRect>

</KeyFrame>

</StartOffsetElements>

<EndOffsetElements>

<KeyFrame>

<Time dt:dt="r8">0

</Time>

<Capsdt:dt="ui4">0

</Caps><fRect>

<left dt:dt="r4">0

</left><top dt:dt="r4">0

</top><right dt:dt="r4">1

</right><bottom dt:dt="r4">1

</bottom>

</fRect>

</KeyFrame>

</EndOffsetElements>

</Crop><PresetID dt:dt="ui4">3

</PresetID>

<EditMode dt:dt="ui4">0

</EditMode>

</VCFPanZoom>

</data>

</effectInfo>

</PanZoomEffect>

****************************************************

* This is the end of the Pan and Zoom Effect *

* to delete for each picture in the slide show *

****************************************************

</sourceFile>

etc.

etc.

etc.

 

Regards,

MikeE

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I guess the safest way then to avoid having to turn off Auto-Motion picture by picture is to save a copy of the project before adding auto-motion to the whole project or a number of sequences of pictures. Would be nice if Roxio let you turn it off for the whole project or series of pictures.

 

So, how can I turn off Auto Motion for the entire production or a series of Panels?

 

I didn't try this but, do you think by "selecting all" the slides then opening the motion editor, adjusting the red outlines to be the same, start and end; and applying that would do the trick?

 

In effect applying a custom scan/zoom effect that doesn't move to the whole show.

 

I'm in the middle of something else and didn't take the time to experiment. Just an idea and my 2 cents.

 

Fred

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MasterBurner said "... I didn't try this but, do you think by "selecting all" the slides then opening the motion editor, adjusting the red outlines to be the same, start and end; and applying that would do the trick? ..."

 

 

What do you mean by the 'motion editor'? Are you talking about the Pan&Zoom Editor? If so, then if more than one slide/picture is selected you don't have the option to open the Pan&Zoom Editor.

 

If you are not talking about the Pan&Zoom Editor - then how do you navigate to the 'motion editor' when selecting more than one slide/picture?

 

Thanks,

MikeE

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MasterBurner,

 

I was not completely correct about getting to the Pan&Zoom editor when a sequence of pictures are selected. If you right click on a picture within the selected sequence you do not get the option from EDIT for Pan&Zoom.

 

But if you click on PRODUCTION and scroll down you can open the Pan&Zoom editor.

 

However - changing the motion to 'NONE' on works on the currently displayed picture not the entire sequence of pictures selected.

 

You would still have to work through each and every picture with the Pan&Zoom editor and set the motion to NONE.

 

So the search goes on for how to easily turn off auto motion for a sequence of pictures and/or the entire production.

 

My only recourse so far is to save the production before adding AUTO MOTION to the entire production. Then if I want to remove it - well just reload the last saved production version that doesn't have it.

 

Regards,

MikeE

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MasterBurner,

 

I was completely correct about getting to the Pan&Zoom editor when a sequence of pictures are selected. If you right click on a picture within the selected sequence you do not get the option from EDIT for Pan&Zoom.

 

But if you click on PRODUCTION and scroll down you can open the Pan&Zoom editor.

 

However - changing the motion to 'NONE' on works on the currently displayed picture not the entire sequence of pictures selected.

 

You would still have to work through each and every picture with the Pan&Zoom editor and set the motion to NONE.

 

So the search goes on for how to easily turn off auto motion for a sequence of pictures and/or the entire production.

 

My only recourse so far is to save the production before adding AUTO MOTION to the entire production. Then if I want to remove it - well just reload the last saved production version that doesn't have it.

 

Regards,

MikeE

 

Gee, sorry about that issue Mike. As I mentioned I had not tried it yet. I'll keep looking for the answer in there too.

 

Thanks for getting back.

Fred

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MasterBurner,

 

I was completely correct about getting to the Pan&Zoom editor when a sequence of pictures are selected. If you right click on a picture within the selected sequence you do not get the option from EDIT for Pan&Zoom.

 

But if you click on PRODUCTION and scroll down you can open the Pan&Zoom editor.

 

However - changing the motion to 'NONE' on works on the currently displayed picture not the entire sequence of pictures selected.

 

You would still have to work through each and every picture with the Pan&Zoom editor and set the motion to NONE.

 

So the search goes on for how to easily turn off auto motion for a sequence of pictures and/or the entire production.

 

My only recourse so far is to save the production before adding AUTO MOTION to the entire production. Then if I want to remove it - well just reload the last saved production version that doesn't have it.

 

Regards,

MikeE

 

Why do you want to add "Auto Motion" to all your images? I find it much more effective to do each one individually, you also don't really want the auto motion on every slide anyway. Sometimes it goes into a direction you don't really want or you might want to zoom in a certain part of the picture.

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Why do you want to add "Auto Motion" to all your images? I find it much more effective to do each one individually, you also don't really want the auto motion on every slide anyway. Sometimes it goes into a direction you don't really want or you might want to zoom in a certain part of the picture.

 

 

Myguggi

 

Mike is attempting to remove the auto motion, that was inadvertently applied to the whole show.

Any ideas??

 

Fred

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Why do you want to add "Auto Motion" to all your images? I find it much more effective to do each one individually, you also don't really want the auto motion on every slide anyway. Sometimes it goes into a direction you don't really want or you might want to zoom in a certain part of the picture.

 

I do 'shows' that have 200+ pictures. I don't want to take the time/effort to edit motion for each one independently. For these shows, I'm willing to accept the defualt/random motion. For me it is better than static images being presented even after using a tranistion theme like 'disolve'.

 

Regards,

MikeE

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I do 'shows' that have 200+ pictures. I don't want to take the time/effort to edit motion for each one independently. For these shows, I'm willing to accept the defualt/random motion. For me it is better than static images being presented even after using a tranistion theme like 'disolve'.

 

Regards,

MikeE

I prefer to take the time and effort to do manual motion and create a watchable slideshow otherwise why bother at all with pan&zoom. Transitions are a completely different effect and should also be used sparingly.

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