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Custom Backgound for photos in videowave


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I'm creating a movie that will be shown on jumbo screens during a dinner/silent auction for a non-profit. It will be a long series of photos of the kids we serve. Rather than a black background for the photos, or any of the solid colors available, I'd like to have a "theme graphic" for the event as my background. I can do this in power point, but I'd rather make it into a movie that can be turned into a DVD. Does anyone know if I can insert a custom background for 400-plus images?

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Great tip karri! :) Plus, it can be applied to an existing project without having to start over.

 

 

Thanks, Larry :) I use this process to try out different backgrounds. Also, there are still graphics that go with a lot of the DVD menus in the Roxio files that could be used as backgrounds, too, to pull a production together more tightly. You can weave the theme right through the whole production, through to the DVD menu.

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Yes, but you may have to start from scratch:

 

In Videowave, add the image you want as background. In Timeline view adjust its duration to the length that you want to use it as background. Then add the photos you want on that background as overlays. If you add several at a time it may put them on the first overlay track and adjust their duration to fit, but you can add several overlay tracks, copy paste individual overlays to different overlay tracks, adjust their position on the timeline Selecting any overlay, you can adjust its duration and use the settings to control size, position, rotation of the overlay as well as its in/out transitions (fade in, fade out, fly in from top, whatever), , etc.

If you want to change the background, add the new one as a new panel, then add the photos you want on it as overlays on it.

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I'm creating a movie that will be shown on jumbo screens during a dinner/silent auction for a non-profit. It will be a long series of photos of the kids we serve. Rather than a black background for the photos, or any of the solid colors available, I'd like to have a "theme graphic" for the event as my background. I can do this in power point, but I'd rather make it into a movie that can be turned into a DVD. Does anyone know if I can insert a custom background for 400-plus images?

 

To add to jeanrosenfeld's very cool, more advanced effect, I can add a basic way to change the background (only one time though; it will be the same throughout the production). Create whatever you like in your photo editing software as your theme graphic, save it, and then add it to your background instead of the black like this: Open your production and click on File > Production Settings and then under Background Fill, click on Image and then Browse. Browse for your special theme graphic that you created, click on it, click Open, and then click OK. It will be added as your background instead of the black or colored panels. karri

 

ETA: Sorry I just realized I was in Version 10 forum. It may be different. I have Version 9.

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To add to jeanrosenfeld's very cool, more advanced effect, I can add a basic way to change the background (only one time though; it will be the same throughout the production). Create whatever you like in your photo editing software as your theme graphic, save it, and then add it to your background instead of the black like this: Open your production and click on File > Production Settings and then under Background Fill, click on Image and then Browse. Browse for your special theme graphic that you created, click on it, click Open, and then click OK. It will be added as your background instead of the black or colored panels. karri

 

ETA: Sorry I just realized I was in Version 10 forum. It may be different. I have Version 9.

Great tip karri! :) Plus, it can be applied to an existing project without having to start over.
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