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Creator 2012 - Video Wave - Pinning Other Layers To The Video Layer - Global Changes


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Hi -

 

I have 2:30 (2' 30") project with five video clips. Each video clip is :30 (30") long and each clip is a video of a person talking on camera.

 

I have fonted each of the five people's names on a text layer. I have positioned each person's fonted name along the timeline in agreement with their appearance time on camera.

 

Additionally, I've created a fancy overlay for the background of each person's fonted name.

 

So - I have three layers - the video, the text and the overlay.

 

I now have a change in my project and I now have to add a sixth person. What's more, I MUST place this person second in the sequence of interviewees.

 

When I insert this additional :30 video clip, the overlay layer and the text layers do not shift their elements to the right in the timeline like the video layer does. As a result, the text of the names of the interviewees lock their position in the project timeline and are now mismatched relative to their originally-associated video clips, which have now been shifted to the right by :30. Hence, the fonted names no longer match the people on the video.

 

One solution is to manually move each element to the right by :30.

 

Question 1. Is there a way to save edit time by simultaneously highlighting several elements along the timeline at once (text, overlays, etc) so that a drag or cut-paste action will apply to the several highlighted elements in the same action?

 

Question 2. Is there a way to pin multiple elements on the text, overlay or music layers to elements on the video layer such that movement and rearrangement of a video clip will carry its associated elements with it?

 

I am aware that a workaround is to finish the project to its own video and then open THAT video as a new project, split the clip and make the insertion, but I hope that this functionality exists in the 'build' stage of a video project rather than the 'repair' stage.

 

Thank you very much for your help,

 

Matt

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Question 1. Is there a way to save edit time by simultaneously highlighting several elements along the timeline at once (text, overlays, etc) so that a drag or cut-paste action will apply to the several highlighted elements in the same action?

 

Question 2. Is there a way to pin multiple elements on the text, overlay or music layers to elements on the video layer such that movement and rearrangement of a video clip will carry its associated elements with it?

 

 

 

Yes, and yes ...

 

1. Ctrl select all the overlay elements you want to move at one time and then you should be able to drag them all at once to line up in their new positions.

 

2. In the future, to keep overlays together with the elements on the main track, just add them to the internal track of the clip, image or panel that you want them to stay attached to. (Select the clip you want to add your text to and in the Add Content panel, click on Add Text Effect and when asked where to place it, click on Add to Internal track of selected panel.)

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Hi -

 

I have 2:30 (2' 30") project with five video clips. Each video clip is :30 (30") long and each clip is a video of a person talking on camera.

 

I have fonted each of the five people's names on a text layer. I have positioned each person's fonted name along the timeline in agreement with their appearance time on camera.

 

Additionally, I've created a fancy overlay for the background of each person's fonted name.

 

So - I have three layers - the video, the text and the overlay.

 

I now have a change in my project and I now have to add a sixth person. What's more, I MUST place this person second in the sequence of interviewees.

 

When I insert this additional :30 video clip, the overlay layer and the text layers do not shift their elements to the right in the timeline like the video layer does. As a result, the text of the names of the interviewees lock their position in the project timeline and are now mismatched relative to their originally-associated video clips, which have now been shifted to the right by :30. Hence, the fonted names no longer match the people on the video.

 

One solution is to manually move each element to the right by :30.

 

Question 1. Is there a way to save edit time by simultaneously highlighting several elements along the timeline at once (text, overlays, etc) so that a drag or cut-paste action will apply to the several highlighted elements in the same action?

 

Question 2. Is there a way to pin multiple elements on the text, overlay or music layers to elements on the video layer such that movement and rearrangement of a video clip will carry its associated elements with it?

 

I am aware that a workaround is to finish the project to its own video and then open THAT video as a new project, split the clip and make the insertion, but I hope that this functionality exists in the 'build' stage of a video project rather than the 'repair' stage.

 

Thank you very much for your help,

 

Matt

 

 

What karri said ! rolleyes.gif

 

Question 1: Don't know, you'll have to try it. I doubt it. I'm not sure how you would use it to save time even if it were possible.

Answer to question 2. Read about internal tracks. If you add the text to the internal track of the video, it stays with the video when you move it.

 

You may have to start from scratch. If the project was longer or more involved, you could output the file to an mpg2 file and then edit that file to add the other person. I'm not sure it would be of benefit for this short project.

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