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  • Tue, Nov 16 2010 9:18 PM

    • Rob
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    Pictures on film clip

    Hi All,

    I am new to both the forum and in the use of Media Composer, What I am trying to do is have the film clip run in the back ground with the pictures dissolve in, stay for about 10 seconds then dissolve out...One picture will be in the middle all the time and the others will dissolve in and out around that one...I have got the pictures coming in but I just cant seem to get the dissolve in and out working right...Do the pictures need to be longer in time or something I just dont know...should the pictures be all separate on their own??? I am just unsure..

    Any help would be much appreciated

     

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  • Tue, Nov 16 2010 9:33 PM In reply to

    • SussexJohn
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    Re: Pictures on film clip

    If I understand your question correctly, the answer is to do with 'handles'.

    If, say, your images are all 5 seconds long and you lay them end to end on the timeline, the disolve effect has nothing to work with.

    Let's say you want a one second disolve between each image, and let's assume you want to do this on the timeline (you would probably be better doing this in the Source Monitor, but I'm guessing you already have these on the timeline).

    At the start and end of each image you would trim 12 frames using the Ripple Trim tool, giving you 4 second long clips to which you then apply a 24 frame disolve. This is for PAL-lands (30 elsewhere)

    I hope I have described this correctly; I am sure other more experienced MC editors will come up with better methods!

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  • Tue, Nov 16 2010 9:52 PM In reply to

    Re: Pictures on film clip

    John is correct. You need to leave "handles" of footage outside you mark ins and mark outs that are equal to or greater than the duration of the dissolve transition. You cannot add a dissolve transition at both the dead end of the outgoing clip and the head end of the incoming clip. So, for example, if you want a dissolve that is 30 frames long, you must have 30 frames of handle after the mark out of the outgoing clip, and 30 frames of handle before the mark in of the incoming clip.

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  • Tue, Nov 16 2010 10:14 PM In reply to

    • SussexJohn
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    Re: Pictures on film clip

    Larry Rubin:

    So, for example, if you want a dissolve that is 30 frames long, you must have 30 frames of handle after the mark out of the outgoing clip, and 30 frames of handle before the mark in of the incoming clip.

    Forgive me Larry, but I always work on 50% of the length of the disolve either side of the cut?

     

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  • Wed, Nov 17 2010 12:31 AM In reply to

    Re: Pictures on film clip

    SussexJohn:

    Forgive me Larry, but I always work on 50% of the length of the disolve either side of the cut?

    That's fine for centered on the cut transitions, but for transitions either starting or ending at the cut, handles equal to the full duration of the transition would be needed.

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    Re: Pictures on film clip

    Rob:

    Hi All,

    I am new to both the forum and in the use of Media Composer

    Hello Rob,

    Welcome to the MC Forums.

    For a more graphic explanation of what has just been suggested, here is a short Video tutorial.

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  • Wed, Nov 17 2010 7:33 AM In reply to

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    Re: Pictures on film clip

    I thank you all for your prompt replies :) 

    What I have done so far is to put each picture onto its own track and the pictures range in time from 30 seconds down to 15 seconds to give them a bit more length. I have added the dissolve onto the front and end of each picture and the superimpose 3d settings on each one. All I have been doing is trial and error lol but I am getting there :)...So as it stands now I have one picture that comes on the screen and stays for 5 minutes, the other pictures I have stating one after the other in different corners and stay till all have been shown then they dissolve off. I dont know if I did it right but it looks ok for now...I have a 2nd lot of pictures to add ont it yet so I will see what it looks like after I have done that.

    Again thanks all and keep the ideas flowing :)

     

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  • Wed, Nov 17 2010 10:23 AM In reply to

    • SussexJohn
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    Re: Pictures on film clip

    Larry Rubin:

    but for transitions either starting or ending at the cut, handles equal to the full duration of the transition would be needed.

    Of course :)

     

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