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If you remember this you know what I am talking about. At the beginning of Dallas they have the opening screen as who is starring in it. My question is is it possible to do this on Roxio, where you can have multiple movie clips divided into 3 or 2 or 4 segments etc.. on one screen showing different clips?

 

Many Thanks In advance.

 

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Thx for this discussion. What a great effect. I also tried it following myguggi's directions and it works great. I wasn't able to get past 5 overlays without a full screen passing through and then adding another 5. Does this sound right, Or is there a way to get more clips to go through without the full screen clip sliding by? I think I counted 10 on the Dallas clip posted by Kaz. Maybe this is the 5 overlay limitation?

 

Anyways, thanks :)

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If you remember this you know what I am talking about. At the beginning of Dallas they have the opening screen as who is starring in it. My question is is it possible to do this on Roxio, where you can have multiple movie clips divided into 3 or 2 or 4 segments etc.. on one screen showing different clips?

 

Many Thanks In advance.

 

:D

Overlays. You can have up to 5 overlay tracks externally; more internally but you don't need them since you only want four.

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It would be nice, so make one, don't pass the buck to us your fellow users.

 

 

I don't mind doing this, I just go the expression that you guys like doing these and i did not want to step in your territory. I am going to have a go but may take a while as i only used this software for a little while.

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As far as I know, you cannot do the moving "splits" with this program. if that is what you are looking for.

 

Of course you can do the overlays where they are introducint the people.

 

Actually you should be able to do it, I have just done a quick test in EMC 7.5 using only 2 "splits". You can do it using overlays. In EMC 7.5 I used the main overlay and the internal overlay tracks. In EMC 9, I would think you should be able to use the normal overlay tracks.

Add one overlay and use the Overlay editor to adjust the width to half the screen, then move the overlay to the left of the window. Set the path for the overlay for scroll from left to right. Start playing the video and mark the time when the overlay is being shown fully on the left side of the window. Note the time. Now drop the 2nd overlay on the 2nd overlay track at the time that the 1st overlay has fully appeared. You will have to set the overlay effect time to be identical for each overlay otherwise the 2nd overlay might overtake the 1st or fall behind.

 

I hope you can follow what I described, I did it in EMC 7.5 and it works

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Great! Thx for giving me another great tool. The problem is that if I "let the cat out of the bag" around the house and my wife sees it...........I will have to teach her how to do it.

 

Hmmmmmmmm, how can I keep this hush hush from her. :ninja:

 

Thx Kaz for the idea and thx all for the follow up. Now.......off to experiment!

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Actually you should be able to do it, I have just done a quick test in EMC 7.5 using only 2 "splits". You can do it using overlays. In EMC 7.5 I used the main overlay and the internal overlay tracks. In EMC 9, I would think you should be able to use the normal overlay tracks.

Add one overlay and use the Overlay editor to adjust the width to half the screen, then move the overlay to the left of the window. Set the path for the overlay for scroll from left to right. Start playing the video and mark the time when the overlay is being shown fully on the left side of the window. Note the time. Now drop the 2nd overlay on the 2nd overlay track at the time that the 1st overlay has fully appeared. You will have to set the overlay effect time to be identical for each overlay otherwise the 2nd overlay might overtake the 1st or fall behind.

 

I hope you can follow what I described, I did it in EMC 7.5 and it works

 

 

Thankyou very much, i will try this. I think there should be a video clip demo for this as there maybe more people intereted in this. :lol:

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Thankyou very much, i will try this. I think there should be a video clip demo for this as there maybe more people intereted in this. :lol:

 

myguggi, Thanks I learned something today. That works in V9 and is very simple. I used the reverse craw motion on two overlays. It should work with three. I started the second overlay when the first reached about half way across the preview area. It could have been started when the first overlay is completely visible. With all the overlay tracks, one could have one video chasing another across the screen. That would be a very good feature for Roxio to advertise. After almost three years of using these programs, I'm still learning.

 

Kaz, you are the first to ask so I hope you are asking Roxio to do the video. So far they haven't shown that they are willing to do this. No fair logging on as different people to have a group request. :blink::P

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myguggi, Thanks I learned something today. That works in V9 and is very simple. I used the reverse craw motion on two overlays. It should work with three. I started the second overlay when the first reached about half way across the preview area. It could have been started when the first overlay is completely visible. With all the overlay tracks, one could have one video chasing another across the screen. That would be a very good feature for Roxio to advertise. After almost three years of using these programs, I'm still learning.

 

Kaz, you are the first to ask so I hope you are asking Roxio to do the video. So far they haven't shown that they are willing to do this. No fair logging on as different people to have a group request. :blink::P

 

 

Arrgh, mates, I really want to create this effect but so far am having nothing but problems. I'll stick to one glitch at a time, though. When I use the reverse crawl to slide the first video clip overlay across the preview pane from left to right it disappears part way across instead of crawling to the right and out of sight. Is this simply a function of my video clip being too short in duration? I think if if weren't for that I might be able to figure the rest of this out (though I wouldn't bet on it). :(

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Great job Walt, and good follow-up Steve on EMC9. Nice to learn how to do this effect.

 

Kaz, that was a good question.

 

This would be nice to see a video clip demo, think of all those poor Roxio consumers who want to learn. :rolleyes:

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I agree with you Steve. I think a user would learn much more by experimenting and trying different things themselves. As you said creating a demo takes a lot of time and you and I would much rather be working on our own projects.

 

I used this "Dallas effect" the first time a few years ago for a video and figured out how to do it without any demo. Many users are just too lazy to do any experimenting and just want a quick fix.

 

I remember when the Dallas effect was asked about, back then. I never tried too hard, but I could never get any of my video to take up half the screen. When I resized it, if reduced both the horizontal and vertical size.

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Actually you should be able to do it, I have just done a quick test in EMC 7.5 using only 2 "splits". You can do it using overlays. In EMC 7.5 I used the main overlay and the internal overlay tracks. In EMC 9, I would think you should be able to use the normal overlay tracks.

Add one overlay and use the Overlay editor to adjust the width to half the screen, then move the overlay to the left of the window. Set the path for the overlay for scroll from left to right. Start playing the video and mark the time when the overlay is being shown fully on the left side of the window. Note the time. Now drop the 2nd overlay on the 2nd overlay track at the time that the 1st overlay has fully appeared. You will have to set the overlay effect time to be identical for each overlay otherwise the 2nd overlay might overtake the 1st or fall behind.

 

I hope you can follow what I described, I did it in EMC 7.5 and it works

I have EMC 7.5 and can't wait to try this. Thanks for the instructions, myguggi.

 

Kaz, thanks for initiating this thread. I am working on a movie that is an excellent subject for using this feature !! I'm pretty excited about it now. Still collecting content for the movie and won't be done until the end of the year but I am definitely filing this thread in my "how to" binder.

 

Thanks, all !!!

Susan

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This would be nice to see a video clip demo, think of all those poor Roxio consumers who want to learn. :rolleyes:

 

Plural? As I said, these are not simple to do and do take a lot of time for planning and making. I'd rather be doing my own slide and video shows rather than the demos. Sorry, just try it. Perhaps we can see some of your work on Utube.

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Hi there thanks for the reply i was thinking odf doing something like, and i am not sure how to do this. Please see the short video of where it divides in three.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkg8GrF1TYE

 

As far as I know, you cannot do the moving "splits" with this program. if that is what you are looking for.

 

Of course you can do the overlays where they are introducint the people.

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Plural? As I said, these are not simple to do and do take a lot of time for planning and making. I'd rather be doing my own slide and video shows rather than the demos. Sorry, just try it. Perhaps we can see some of your work on Utube.

 

I agree with you Steve. I think a user would learn much more by experimenting and trying different things themselves. As you said creating a demo takes a lot of time and you and I would much rather be working on our own projects.

 

I used this "Dallas effect" the first time a few years ago for a video and figured out how to do it without any demo. Many users are just too lazy to do any experimenting and just want a quick fix.

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