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Hey Everyone - It seems I learn a new trick everytime I use this software. Anyway, today I was creating a video with pictures where I wanted a broadway show kind of effect (I was using Videowave). So I used the showtunes text on the internal track of one of my slides. I then realized I could make the effect of "blinking text" by highlighting my text and putting my settings to "blinking", however, I did NOT want my text to go off completely but still wanted a slight blink to it. So I added a new text track and copy and pasted my first text effect in the new track. Instead of blinking text, I set this text to "still" so both text boxes are exactly on top of each other - one blinking and one still. It shows the effect of a flashing sign. Pretty cool! Just wanted to pass along. And if you just followed my explanation, I will be even MORE impressed!!

 

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Hey Everyone - It seems I learn a new trick everytime I use this software. Anyway, today I was creating a video with pictures where I wanted a broadway show kind of effect (I was using Videowave). So I used the showtunes text on the internal track of one of my slides. I then realized I could make the effect of "blinking text" by highlighting my text and putting my settings to "blinking", however, I did NOT want my text to go off completely but still wanted a slight blink to it. So I added a new text track and copy and pasted my first text effect in the new track. Instead of blinking text, I set this text to "still" so both text boxes are exactly on top of each other - one blinking and one still. It shows the effect of a flashing sign. Pretty cool! Just wanted to pass along. And if you just followed my explanation, I will be even MORE impressed!!

 

Rachel

 

Nice work, Rachel! A cool effect I will have to try out. And very well explained :)

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I tried your trick and couldn't make it work: " So I added a new text track and copy and pasted my first text effect in the new track. Instead of blinking text, I set this text to "still" so both text boxes are exactly on top of each other - one blinking and one still."

 

i have a text box with black text, chose a rectangle frame and filled it with a light brown color. that text says 'flashback'. I set it to blinking following your instructions immediately above.

 

then i created another text box. i also made that a light brown rectangle and added the text 'flashback'. that text box is set to the default of 'still'. I put both text boxes on top of each other.

 

but now the words disappear. what am i doing wrong?

 

thanks,

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ah, i see. thanks. i tried it without the frame and it works like you said!!

 

thanks for sharing your tip and also for helping me troubleshoot!

No problem. You are welcome. Like Karri said, there may be a way to make the text frame more opaque so that you can see through to the one underneath. I would try, but I am not at that computer.

 

Rachel

 

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Nice work, Rachel! A cool effect I will have to try out. And very well explained :)

 

Thanks Karri. I will post an example once Vimeo converts my video.

 

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Here is the example of how the text blinks just to give you an idea of what it looks like. I used the ST Showtunes font with a black color panel and white text.

 

http://www.vimeo.com/986849

 

Oh and as a side note - To make the blinking more profound - you can play around with the transparency setting for the text effect that is "still." My example just shows a subtle blink but making the transparency higher will result in a more obvious blink!!

 

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That's pretty cool Rachel. There are so many different things that can be done with EMC and we most likely haven't seen the last of them, especially with you helping to find them. KUDOS Rachel !! :)

 

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High fives to you, Rachel. Playing with all of the options in VideoWave is great fun.

 

Thanks Guys! The possibilities are endless with this program!! I will post as I learn!! Thanks for the continuing votes of confidence!!

 

Rachel

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I tried your trick and couldn't make it work: " So I added a new text track and copy and pasted my first text effect in the new track. Instead of blinking text, I set this text to "still" so both text boxes are exactly on top of each other - one blinking and one still."

 

i have a text box with black text, chose a rectangle frame and filled it with a light brown color. that text says 'flashback'. I set it to blinking following your instructions immediately above.

 

then i created another text box. i also made that a light brown rectangle and added the text 'flashback'. that text box is set to the default of 'still'. I put both text boxes on top of each other.

 

but now the words disappear. what am i doing wrong?

 

thanks,

 

I just re-created your problem and it seems this trick doesn't work with a framed text. When you place the frames on top of each other, the colored frame on top is covering the bottom text box. So, this will only work with text boxes that are NOT framed. Sorry!!

 

Rachel

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You wrote: " I then realized I could make the effect of "blinking text" by highlighting my text and putting my settings to "blinking"

 

Where in the text settings is blinking? I didn't see it.

 

Thanks,

 

Rutica - If you are in Videowave, highlight the text you want to make blink and go to the settings tab. Under settings, you will see the red dot which gives you choices of motion. Click that tab and you will see a start path and end path. Click on the "scroll" option under the start path so there is a blue dot next to it. In that drop-down box you will see many choices. Find, "blink" and choose it. Sorry if my directions weren't specific!

 

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Thanks Guys! The possibilities are endless with this program!! I will post as I learn!! Thanks for the continuing votes of confidence!!

 

Rachel

You have reached the point where it is more a matter of finding ways to exploit the features of the program rather than to simply use what it there.

 

Others would ask for a setting to do what you have done… Nice Work!

 

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You have reached the point where it is more a matter of finding ways to exploit the features of the program rather than to simply use what it there.

 

Others would ask for a setting to do what you have done… Nice Work!

 

Thanks Jim. It is just really fun playing around!!

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