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Cutting A "piece" Out Of A Video.


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Is there any way I can cut a portion of a video out to use as an overlay? I'd like to clip the light bar out of a short video of a police car and place the clip as an overlay on top of a still photo of a dune buggy.

Yes, extract the image that you want and then use Photouite to clone the light bar. Add it to the image of the dune buggy in PhotoSuite. karri's video (link) /url] or this one should help.

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I didn't explain myself well. What I'm trying to accomplish is to extend the length of the still image as necessary and have that light bar (and only the light bar) clipped from a video and actually flashing for a few seconds as a video overlay on top of the still image. I suspect I'm asking too much of Roxio here.

Sorry, the links didn't take in the above reply. Here is the link to karri's vidos.See if any of these help.

 

That's going to be tough since you would need a video of only the bar flashing and very little else. You may find one on the net if you search - perhaps you can find and download one from YouTube. Perhaps karri will see this post and offer some suggestions.

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Sorry, the links didn't take in the above reply. Here is the link to karri's vidos.See if any of these help.

 

That's going to be tough since you would need a video of only the bar flashing and very little else. You may find one on the net if you search - perhaps you can find and download one from YouTube. Perhaps karri will see this post and offer some suggestions.

 

Thanks but couldn't find any help in Karri's tips. I have a couple of video clips downloaded with flashing light bars, but I need to cut just the flashing bars out. Off to the World Wide Where, if I come up with anything I'll let you know. Meanwhile, thanks for trying to help.

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This doesn't always work out depending on the particular video, but you can manipulate overlaid videos to some degree using the overlay's Settings. Add the flashing light clip as an overlay and under the Main setting, choose Shaped Masks and increase the Edge Softness a little to blend into the background of your main video (or still image). Then in the Position settings, play with the Size and Overlay Placement settings. You can drag the overlay around the screen to where you want it.

 

This is a screen grab of the overlaid video I used for this quick sample:

 

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I overlaid it onto this still image

 

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and set the Shaped Mask to Circle, Edge Softness to 12, Outline None

 

Then played with the Position settings:

 

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Not perfect, but may work for your flashing lights.

 

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Got it, or at least it's good enough. I'd tried your method before but it hadn't worked. When I read/watched your steps I realized the problem was in the position of the light bar in the movie clip I was using. It was up near the top of the clip. I found another video clip with a light bar near the middle of the screen, followed your steps and it worked fine. End result is a 7-second still photo of a dune buggy (actually an arcade racer)with a flashing light bar on top and a siren on the Sfx track. My viewers will get a surprise when that photo rolls around during the slideshow. Thanks, Karri, and you too, Sknis.

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Got it, or at least it's good enough. I'd tried your method before but it hadn't worked. When I read/watched your steps I realized the problem was in the position of the light bar in the movie clip I was using. It was up near the top of the clip. I found another video clip with a light bar near the middle of the screen, followed your steps and it worked fine. End result is a 7-second still photo of a dune buggy (actually an arcade racer)with a flashing light bar on top and a siren on the Sfx track. My viewers will get a surprise when that photo rolls around during the slideshow. Thanks, Karri, and you too, Sknis.

 

Great, I glad you got something usable. karri is the expert on this. I just recommend things that she taught all of us! :wub:

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Got it, or at least it's good enough. I'd tried your method before but it hadn't worked. When I read/watched your steps I realized the problem was in the position of the light bar in the movie clip I was using. It was up near the top of the clip. I found another video clip with a light bar near the middle of the screen, followed your steps and it worked fine. End result is a 7-second still photo of a dune buggy (actually an arcade racer)with a flashing light bar on top and a siren on the Sfx track. My viewers will get a surprise when that photo rolls around during the slideshow. Thanks, Karri, and you too, Sknis.

 

 

Glad you got it to work for you; it sounds like you have put together a rather cool effect! Like you said, this method doesn't work for every video clip, but often enough to give it a try :)

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