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I'm not sure if I should add to this topic or begin a new topic.

 

I am just getting started on this project. I finished the first part of the job. I filmed the person doing the narration. I want to be able to show them speaking for a short part of the time. But for most of the project I want to show other video.

 

I want to keep the audio narration. Yet I would also like soft background music.

 

I'm using Roxio 2010 on a Windows XP machine.

 

Thank you for the help! Is it possible to call someone on the telephone?

 

Sincerely,

Larry

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Hi Larry the easiest way would be to use VideoWave and add your narration video to the Main Track, and then put your video clips and still images on an overlay track. This way you can have the narrator showing when you want and then cover him/her up with your video clips and stills when he is referring to those clips and images. (Following the steps here http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/44432-editing-two-cameras-and-one-audio-track/?do=findComment&comment=235883 , in the Timeline, where in those images it says "Video" you would put your narrator video, and where it says "Ovl1" you can add your videos and images to which the narrator is referring.

 

You can then add your background music to the "Music" track.

 

Note: You can add more audio tracks if you need them like this:

Click on Show/Hide Tracks and then click the check boxes to Show Audio Tracks, click OK and the extra Audio tracks will appear in your Timeline. (Same for more Overlay or Effect tracks.)

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Karri,

 

I don't know if I should write in this thread or the other one:

You wrote:

 

 

 

I don't think you can use Pan and Zoom on an overlay, only change the size and position. There are some presets, like Zoom and Fade In located in the same panel you found the fade ins and outs. If you need to use Pan and Zoom you might want to create your video as a separate file, output it and then bring it back in as an overlay and then split it up into sections over your narrator video, as you have been doing, but this way it will include your pan and zooms.

What you just described sounds like LOTS of work. i. e. creating a video in a separate file which I would then output and then input back again.

 

I have dozens of still photos to include in the video and had planned to put them in the overlay. And I had planned to use the Pan & Zoom on all of them. It gives them much more "life". But evidently VideoWave does not allow me to do that.

 

Should I somehow start over and put the main video with the narration sound track in another place and then put all my still photos and short snippets of video in the main section?

Is this even possible?

 

I need for this video to turn out well and I'm running into various challenges!

 

Also I noticed that some photos that are more vertical when put into the overlay line do not completely cover up the original video. Is there a way to black out the margins or all of the original video in that frame?

 

Thank you very much!

Larry

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Karri,

 

I don't know if I should write in this thread or the other one:

You wrote:

 

 

 

 

What you just described sounds like LOTS of work. i. e. creating a video in a separate file which I would then output and then input back again.

 

I have dozens of still photos to include in the video and had planned to put them in the overlay. And I had planned to use the Pan & Zoom on all of them. It gives them much more "life". But evidently VideoWave does not allow me to do that.

 

Should I somehow start over and put the main video with the narration sound track in another place and then put all my still photos and short snippets of video in the main section?

Is this even possible?

 

I need for this video to turn out well and I'm running into various challenges!

 

Also I noticed that some photos that are more vertical when put into the overlay line do not completely cover up the original video. Is there a way to black out the margins or all of the original video in that frame?

 

Thank you very much!

Larry

 

You should have stayed with the other thread. It just confuses everyone when you ask identical question in different threads.

 

 

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Larry I think you can do it the way you want and not too difficult, just slightly unconventional.

 

(Try this as a test, that is, with a few pan and zoomed few images and a couple of your video clips; this way if it doesn't work, you haven't wasted a good bit of time.)

 

Add a few of your images and video clips to the Main track and add your pan and zooms, etc., Now add your Narration video to the Ovl1 track.

 

Leave the Narration video alone where you want the narration video to appear.

 

Split your Narration video at the point where you want the images/video clips to begin to appear. Where you want your Narration video to reappear, split the Narrator video again.

 

You are going to make transparent the middle section of your Narrator video on the Ovl1 track, so your pictures and video show through, but you still have your audio from your Narration video. To make that section transparent, click on it to select it and then click on the Settings panel (it's either over in the Tools pane on the left, or docked on the right).

 

In the settings panel, click on the second button called Position. In the Position section, move the Transparency slider all the way to 100%.

 

Select the first and last sections to set the fade ins and fade outs as you like for those sections.

 

Do this for all the places you want the Narration video to appear and make transparent the sections where you only want the audio.

 

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Larry I think you can do it the way you want and not too difficult, just slightly unconventional.

 

(Try this as a test, that is, with a few pan and zoomed few images and a couple of your video clips; this way if it doesn't work, you haven't wasted a good bit of time.)

 

Add a few of your images and video clips to the Main track and add your pan and zooms, etc., Now add your Narration video to the Ovl1 track.

 

Leave the Narration video alone where you want the narration video to appear.

 

Split your Narration video at the point where you want the images/video clips to begin to appear. Where you want your Narration video to reappear, split the Narrator video again.

 

You are going to make transparent the middle section of your Narrator video on the Ovl1 track, so your pictures and video show through, but you still have your audio from your Narration video. To make that section transparent, click on it to select it and then click on the Settings panel (it's either over in the Tools pane on the left, or docked on the right).

 

In the settings panel, click on the second button called Position. In the Position section, move the Transparency slider all the way to 100%.

 

Select the first and last sections to set the fade ins and fade outs as you like for those sections.

 

Do this for all the places you want the Narration video to appear and make transparent the sections where you only want the audio.

 

Thank you Karri!

 

This still leaves me with a few questions.

 

1. In the video I'm working on now the Ovl1 track only accepts images/video when I work on the internal panel. So how can I get my audio narration to run for 6 minutes straight?

 

2. When I do the right click on the Ovl1 track and try to split the video it will not give me that option. The word is there but it is light and cannot be chosen.

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1. Do you have 6 minutes worth of Main Track images and video clips? The overlay track won't go farther in length than the Main Track. Add a color panel, stretched out to 6 minutes, as a placeholder and try it.

 

2. Make sure you move the current time indicator to the position where you want to split the video on the overlay track. That should enable the Split command in the right click menu.

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Karri,

 

I did as you said and put my main video with the narration down in the Ovl1 track. And I am using the transparency to allow for showing photos and short video clips up in the video track. This is MUCH BETTER! Thank you!

Now I can Pan and Zoom on the photos and put in the transitions.

 

My question now is how to have transitions when I go from the Video track to the Ovl1 track and vis-versa.

 

Thank you very much! It is so much easier in my case!

Larry

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Karri,

 

I did as you said and put my main video with the narration down in the Ovl1 track. And I am using the transparency to allow for showing photos and short video clips up in the video track. This is MUCH BETTER! Thank you!

Now I can Pan and Zoom on the photos and put in the transitions.

 

My question now is how to have transitions when I go from the Video track to the Ovl1 track and vis-versa.

 

Thank you very much! It is so much easier in my case!

Larry

 

Select the video clip in Ovl1 and then click on the Settings panel and then click on the Motion tab, the one with the little red ball. Choose start and end paths from the list (fade in, fade out, etc.)

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The background audio went in easily.

 

I just finished my project and am pleased with it. Today I output my project into a wmv file. For part of the video the narrator's mouth and the audio were not in sync.

 

Which output format has the best quality?

 

I want to be able to put my 6 minute project on on flash drive and play it on a laptop to project to a large group. What do you suggest?

 

Thank you,

Larry

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I'm not sure why your audio is out of sync. It plays OK in the Preview window and then not in the final output?

 

Your output format depends to some degree on the format of your source files, and how you will be playing them. Where did you get your source files, what format are they? I've had good luck outputting to the AVC (H.264) presets from VW.

 

Maybe one of the other users can suggest the best file format for projecting from a laptop? (I mostly output for disc and online, not projectors.)

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I have used wmv with a projector a couple of years ago but be warned. Not all projectors will accept the computer input and display the video. Please try it before time. I rented one and when I went to run it, I got the frame around the video but the video itself didn't work. Thanks goodness that there was another quickly availble.

 

Out of sync issues are often caused by

1) A badly fragmented hard drive,

2) storing the assets (videos, audio, images, etc) on a USB connected hard drive,

3) Active scanning by an anti-virus (you can tun that feature off)

4) Too many other programs running (e-mail, browsers,etc.)

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