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New Pan & Zoom; Safe Area


waltoner

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Hello,

 

The new Pan and Zoom options (which are the appropriately renamed "Motion Pictures" from VideoWave 7) in the advanced mode have much smaller windows than before. Furthermore, the numeric option has been omitted. I found that very valuable, and it is even more neccessary now that the windows are so small.

I would even encourage adding additional numeric values for the pan and zoom window x-y coordinates, to allow precise panning and zooming.

 

On a related matter, when I add an image clip, how do I zoom out to ensure that the entire image is within the safe area? There are many instances when I add an image and someone's head is outside of the safe area, and the pan and zoom will only (effectively) enlarge the image, but there doesn't seem to be an option to reduce the image size.

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Hello,

 

The new Pan and Zoom options (which are the appropriately renamed "Motion Pictures" from VideoWave 7) in the advanced mode have much smaller windows than before. Furthermore, the numeric option has been omitted. I found that very valuable, and it is even more neccessary now that the windows are so small.

I would even encourage adding additional numeric values for the pan and zoom window x-y coordinates, to allow precise panning and zooming.

 

On a related matter, when I add an image clip, how do I zoom out to ensure that the entire image is within the safe area? There are many instances when I add an image and someone's head is outside of the safe area, and the pan and zoom will only (effectively) enlarge the image, but there doesn't seem to be an option to reduce the image size.

 

I know what you mean, I did a pan/zoom of four faces on a still shot with a pause over each one and to get the frame exact during the pause from key frame to key frame was exasperating. It took a while but finally got it with just a small bit of slide during one pause.

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Hello,

On a related matter, when I add an image clip, how do I zoom out to ensure that the entire image is within the safe area?

 

You have two options:

1. Place a color panel in that slot and then add teh still image as an overlay. Use the overlay zoom feature at 85%.

 

2. Although that works well for a few images, not ideal for lots of them. You will need to manually add a solor frame around each image. TV OVERSCAN is something that has been around since the beginning of TV. It is just something that always been there. I use a shareware app called Image Cropper.

 

You can choose the background color and resize etc. and has a batch mode.

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Most people and TV stations don't worry about that, but to answer your question, you can do it the same way.

 

Place a color panel for during of video clip

place video into overlay

set overlay zoom to 85%

 

You would think that Roxio would correct this problem already, basically by default it would take your videos and make them fit to TV safe. I wonder if all programs have this problem or If its just Roxio.

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You would think that Roxio would correct this problem already, basically by default it would take your videos and make them fit to TV safe. I wonder if all programs have this problem or If its just Roxio.

 

What part of "all t.v.'s are not the same" don't you understand? You have to experiment, with any burning software, to get it to fit to YOUR t.v. Your best bet is to use a free program like Image Cropper to change the size of all photos to fit your t.v.

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I wonder if all programs have this problem or If its just Roxio.

 

All programs are indeed the same including those costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. It IS the TV broadcasting STANDARD. In a real broadcast, they sometimes put stuff in the overscan area knowing that you won't see it. Stuff like closed captioning is usually in the vertical blanking sync. If you have a TV capture card, you can see the closed captioning at the very top and looks like two or three lines of white speckles.

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