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Can't Seem To Master The Effect Shown In The Hd Pro Trailer Video

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So if you watch the HD PRO trailer on the Roxio website it shows a full screen webcam/video of the commentator that "shrinks" up to the left corner of the screen and stays there.

 

I can't seem to find any way to actually do this with the VideoWave software. To me it appears that the commentation video is an overlay on top of the main game video. Then the commentation video is "shrunk" up to the left corner - and continues through the gameplay.

 

As far as I can tell - VideoWave does not have any way to actually do this with overlays!!

 

There are lots of different types of motion that can be added to overlays but they are either at the start or end of the overlay - nothing in the middle of the overlay - which is what is actually happening in the trailer. At some point in the video it is "shrunk" to the upper corner but stays overlayed onto the game video.

 

Does anyone know how to actually do that with this software??

 

I've read the entire help document and spent several hours with the tool - still don't think there's a way to produce that effect!!!

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So if you watch the HD PRO trailer on the Roxio website it shows a full screen webcam/video of the commentator that "shrinks" up to the left corner of the screen and stays there.

 

I can't seem to find any way to actually do this with the VideoWave software. To me it appears that the commentation video is an overlay on top of the main game video. Then the commentation video is "shrunk" up to the left corner - and continues through the gameplay.

 

As far as I can tell - VideoWave does not have any way to actually do this with overlays!!

 

There are lots of different types of motion that can be added to overlays but they are either at the start or end of the overlay - nothing in the middle of the overlay - which is what is actually happening in the trailer. At some point in the video it is "shrunk" to the upper corner but stays overlayed onto the game video.

 

Does anyone know how to actually do that with this software??

 

I've read the entire help document and spent several hours with the tool - still don't think there's a way to produce that effect!!!

 

Can you provide the link to that trailer?

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That is just a trailer for advertising the program, it doesn't mean that you can do all the "features" used in that clip.

 

I tend to disagree.

 

Although I love the product and what it's capable of - I feel this ad is a bit misleading. I'm not going to go so far as false advertising - but clearly they make it look like it can do what is shown in the trailer - and the program cannot do that.

 

At the very least - it's a bit disappointing.

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misleading???

 

You have seen the motorcycle commercial where the guy jumps onto the suspension cables and drives across the bridge on them, beating the traffic jam???

 

You think that is all true? :lol:

 

There are some Pan & Zoom effects in VideoWave that might be able to produce that... Have a look into Karri's Tips - ]HERE

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With some effort I feel I can reproduce the effect with "similiar" results. I suppose in the commercial world that's "Good Enough".

 

I'll just reiterate I was disappointed with the inability of the software to do what was advertised. I'm sure others may feel the same.

 

I'll check those tips out ;)

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Sonic has some High End stuff in the $30K range... I suspect that might be what they used ;)

 

I looked at the video in the advertisement and do not see where it makes any claim that it can do that??? did if miss it?

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With some effort I feel I can reproduce the effect with "similiar" results. I suppose in the commercial world that's "Good Enough".

 

I'll just reiterate I was disappointed with the inability of the software to do what was advertised. I'm sure others may feel the same.

 

I'll check those tips out ;)

I do not feel the same. Nowhere is it mentioned that Roxio has the ability you are looking for. You are just making the wrong assumption.

 

You can have PiP in Videowave, zoom in/out, have it fly in/out, fade in/out and a lot of other effects. But it cannot do exactly what you want: have a Pip resize and move to a certain location on the screen; at leasst I have not been able to do it nor have I seen a tutorial on such a feature. Other video software has that ability.I downloaded a such a package and tried it and it works.

 

You say you have achieved a "similar" result. Would you care to share your method?

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I was able to succcessfully reproduce a similiar result by:

 

Step 1: Add main game video as the primary "Video" track.

 

Step 2: Add commentary video as an overlay (1). This overlay should be full screen size.

 

Step 3: Use the Split tool to split the commentary overylay video at the point you want shift from full screen to the corner.

 

Step 4: Click "Show/Hide Tracks". Add a new overlay.

 

Step 5: Cut the 2nd portion of the commenatry video out and put it in the new overlay (2). Position it to start 1 second before the 1st overlay clip ends. Resize it to a smaller box in uppper left corner.

 

Step 6: Add the motion effect to the 1st part of the overlay "End Path -> Fly To Top Left"

 

That pretty much does it.

 

Example here:

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I was able to succcessfully reproduce a similiar result by:

 

Step 1: Add main game video as the primary "Video" track.

 

Step 2: Add commentary video as an overlay (1). This overlay should be full screen size.

 

Step 3: Use the Split tool to split the commentary overylay video at the point you want shift from full screen to the corner.

 

Step 4: Click "Show/Hide Tracks". Add a new overlay.

 

Step 5: Cut the 2nd portion of the commenatry video out and put it in the new overlay (2). Position it to start 1 second before the 1st overlay clip ends. Resize it to a smaller box in uppper left corner.

 

Step 6: Add the motion effect to the 1st part of the overlay "End Path -> Fly To Top Left"

 

That pretty much does it.

 

Example here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgrL62qEDm0&feature=plcp

 

For step #6, what do you mean by the 1st part of the overlay?

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For step #6, what do you mean by the 1st part of the overlay?

 

I mean add the motion effect only to overlay 1.

 

Overlay 2 does not have any motion added to it at all. It simply starts as a box in the upper left corner and stays there.

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Pretty Slick!

 

Wouldn't have been more fun if they had that effect built in :lol:

 

Thanks Jim. Yea I actually did enjoy figuring it out for myself -- I was determined :)

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Thanks I applied the effect to overlay 2 and that is why it didn't work properly.

I do get motion if applied to Overlay 2 but it flies off screen to the upper left

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Thanks I applied the effect to overlay 2 and that is why it didn't work properly.

I do get motion if applied to Overlay 2 but it flies off screen to the upper left

 

Yea, basically overlay 2 starts just as overlay 1 is flying off the screen - giving the appearance that it's the same window - but really it is not.

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