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You can only add one overlay to each production in EMC 7 so you'll need to make a series of short productions to achieve the effect of several videos in a 10 second standalone movie.

 

I belieive you can use 2 overlays by using internal and external, then proceed as ml outlines. I know to make a Brady Bunch Effect that is how it is done. Instructions as below.

 

Yes you can. Open Timeline, and click on the box to the left of the word Storyline. The box has a - on one side and a + on the other side. Now, make sure that the Overlay box has a check in it. Click ok.

 

Next, drag you photo down to the overlay track in Timeline. Once it is down there, right click on it, click on Edit, and you will see an editing box come up. Use the Zoom slider to size it the way you want, then use your mouse to drag it anywhere in the black box that you want. Click ok.

 

Next, double click on the black box in the top line of Timeline. This opens the internal track. Now, drag your next picture down to the overlay track, and adjust it as I explained in the last paragraph. Once you are done and have clicked ok, you will be back to the Timeline tracks again. Click on Done. (Arrow that points upwards). Save your project.You won't be able to see the internal track picture, but it is there.

 

 

 

This may not be exactly what you want, but you may be able to do what you what with this infromation..........Good Luck

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I know how to do an overlay thanks to help from the forum.Is there a way to insert several videos that would play at the same time into a short (10 second) overlay slide used as an intro.Id like them to show at the same time,for the same length.thanks alot

 

I don't understand what you are trying to do

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I don't understand what you are trying to do

 

I'm not certain I understand either.

 

However, let me make a guess at a solution. You can only add one overlay to each production in EMC 7 so you'll need to make a series of short productions to achieve the effect of several videos in a 10 second standalone movie.

 

* Take the first overlay and put it on a color panel/video of 10 second duration (or longer) in the position you want it in the 10 second video.

 

Then do a File\ Output production to.... Video File and pick the same type of file as the original footage ( ie. DV AVI or MPEG2).

 

That will give you a new movie. Use that new movie instead of the original video and insert the next overlay....repeat from * until you get the effect you want.

 

Then you can add the new final movie as an Intro movie or to the beginning of the longer final production.

 

Is that what you're looking for?

 

*edit- If you're planning on using transitions, you might want to make it longer than 10 seconds because most transitions take time off the scenes before and after the transitions. You can always trim it down in the final production.

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I belieive you can use 2 overlays by using internal and external, then proceed as ml outlines. I know to make a Brady Bunch Effect that is how it is done. Instructions as below.

This may not be exactly what you want, but you may be able to do what you what with this infromation..........Good Luck

Thanks again--this will save some work for me.bob

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I'm not certain I understand either.

 

However, let me make a guess at a solution. You can only add one overlay to each production in EMC 7 so you'll need to make a series of short productions to achieve the effect of several videos in a 10 second standalone movie.

 

* Take the first overlay and put it on a color panel/video of 10 second duration (or longer) in the position you want it in the 10 second video.

 

Then do a File\ Output production to.... Video File and pick the same type of file as the original footage ( ie. DV AVI or MPEG2).

 

That will give you a new movie. Use that new movie instead of the original video and insert the next overlay....repeat from * until you get the effect you want.

 

Then you can add the new final movie as an Intro movie or to the beginning of the longer final production.

 

Is that what you're looking for?

 

*edit- If you're planning on using transitions, you might want to make it longer than 10 seconds because most transitions take time off the scenes before and after the transitions. You can always trim it down in the final production.

 

Yes--sorry for the vague question Ill give your suggestion a try--one thought i may need help on as well, how do i size the video file physically so each wil fit on the TV screen while it plays.Is it the same way id size a still foto in an overlay??.And if i set the duration for say 20 seconds, will Roxio truncate each of the video files to stop at 20 seconds,or will i have to edit each one to be only 20 seconds--thanks --OK TRIED YOUR SUGGESTION OUT AND IT WORKED FINE-LOOKS VERY COOL,AND IN THE PROCESS ANSWERED THE QUESTION I LEFT--THANKS AGAIN bob

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