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kozmo

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Has anyone tried doing a video overlay (picture-in-picture)? The info on the website and on the box states that multiple video overlays are possible (it even calls it picture-in-picture). But, I have no idea how this is done. I can't seem to find how to add multiple video tracks, or how to adjust the image size or position, which should also be possible. I've searched the manual and all knowledge databases for this but have turned up bubkis.

 

Any tips on how this is done? I think it is tied to the chromokey feature, which I can't seem to access either.

 

thanks.

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Has anyone tried doing a video overlay (picture-in-picture)? The info on the website and on the box states that multiple video overlays are possible (it even calls it picture-in-picture). But, I have no idea how this is done. I can't seem to find how to add multiple video tracks, or how to adjust the image size or position, which should also be possible. I've searched the manual and all knowledge databases for this but have turned up bubkis.

 

Any tips on how this is done? I think it is tied to the chromokey feature, which I can't seem to access either.

 

thanks.

I do it all the time but if you don't know the basics, this won't make much sense to you.

Open VideoWave go to timeline view. Click on show/hide tracks; not internal tracks. Add at least two overlay tracks. Add the image or video you want to the main track. If you don't want anything, just insert a color panel. Now add the image/video that you want as the overlay. When you choose to open it, the program will ask where you want it added. Select overlay. that image or video will be added. You can resize it and put it where you want it manually or by double clicking on it. A property box will open. Repeat as necessary for the additional overlay tracks.

 

 

 

Thanks for asking; I may do a demo video on it in the next couple of days

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Kozmo, Are you building your project in Videowave? Put your first video in the video track, put a second video in an overlay track. Right click on the overlay track and choose edit, a window will come up that allows you to adjust the size and positioning of the overlay plus other options. If you want another overlay double click on the original video and it will take you to an internal overlay track option.

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A few images to clarifiy. Up to 5 overay tracks can be added. Just click on SHOW TRACKS in Timeline mode and then ADD OVERLAY.

 

When adding a new file (vidoe or still image), select add as overlay.

 

You can resize the overlay image by 'grabbing and dragging' the small red square in any corner of the overlay inward. To move the overlay, place mouse anywhere wiithin the image and you will see a 'hand'. Just click and hold to move it.

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Thanks for the help. That was what I needed. I was making it harder than it was. I didn't really look over the options in the pop-up after I loaded the second video.

 

Two more questions:

- is there a way to set a path for a video overlay? For example, the overlay video starts small in one corner, runs for a few seconds, then moves to a new location and/or size. I noticed there are some basic fly in options, but nothing about a path.

 

- is there an easy way to transition between an overlay and the main video? Basically, I want to make the small overlay become the main video. It would be nice if this could be dynamic - the small image zooms out to fit-to-screen.

 

Again, thanks for the help.

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The overlay 'paths' are predetermined and no way to 'edit' the paths.

 

Unfortunately, transitions are only available for the main track. There is no real 'transitions' between overlay and main track other than an overlay fade in/out which I believe is under motion also.

 

Sounds like you need a more advanced editor that uses key frames on all tracks so you have more control.

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The overlay 'paths' are predetermined and no way to 'edit' the paths.

 

Unfortunately, transitions are only available for the main track. There is no real 'transitions' between overlay and main track other than an overlay fade in/out which I believe is under motion also.

 

Sounds like you need a more advanced editor that uses key frames on all tracks so you have more control.

 

 

For basic video, this works fine. I was just wanting to make sure I wasn't overlooking something simple again.

 

Thanks again for the great advice.

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