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Editing video - a beginner !

Imagefield is off-line
24 February 2014 14:33
Imagefield
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I'm guessing this should be quite easy but as I have never done it I'm hoping 'the collective you' can point me in the right direction.


Job is to run a short digitised film 10 second loop in a fixed "digital' frame i.e. the centre moves but the frame is fixed.
The added complication is that the frame whilst fixed needs to be 'feathered'


My current idea is to do it in stop frame animation 15fps then simply stitch them together ..... but don't fancy editing 150 images; however if i must i must !

Any ideas, work paths or even software that could help?

Thanks

:-)


David Heels is off-line
24 February 2014 18:29
Crippen
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Hi Geoff,

Have you got an example of what it is you're attempting to do? It might be easier to deconstruct it, if we can see roughly what it is you're attempting to achieve.

Secondly, what do you edit with? What software do you already have? Do you use a PC, Mac or Linux?

And as for editing 150 images, have you considered batch processing?

Dave


Skymouse is off-lineGold Member
24 February 2014 18:43
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If you're using Adobe software, you can create the "frame" (complete with the feathered edge you want) as a PSD. Then in Premiere import the video clip, and import the frame (making sure to select only the single layer you want, so the rest is transparent). Place the video on the timeline and the frame on a video track above the video.
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Imagefield is off-line
25 February 2014 04:51
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Morning

Crippen - sorry I don't have an example but think of it as a digital image of a picture frame with a moving image inside it.

Sky mouse sounds like a good advice, I'm just hoping that the original camera man used a tripod so it does not jump around too much!

Thanks


Bill_M is off-line
25 February 2014 19:08
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Since you seem to have a sequence of 150 stills, you can first batch process them to apply the frame, which will only take a few seconds, then a program like "Image Salsa" will assemble them automatically into a video sequence.


Imagefield is off-line
26 February 2014 03:23
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thanks will have a look at image salsa

had considered a batch process too, but they may need a bit of individual tweaking too



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