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1.Re: How-To: Thread tags and formatting posts.
Posted by dlk on 1/6/2005 8:32:24 PM
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2.Re: comp a add b
Posted by dlk on 12/22/2009 7:35:04 PM
Check the "Share your Vista Transitions and Effects" section.
Read the 2nd pinned post there, and you will find a link to
the Vista version. Probably self installing.

dlk
3.Re: Image watermark
Posted by dlk on 5/5/2005 12:41:45 AM
Hi,
I know you are asking Rehan, but I will stick in my 2 cents,
especially since I was advocating using the overlays. Unfortunately,
you can't move them around the screen, and you can't apply
effects to them. And you can't get them to fade in and out(not normally)
If you use PIP+ overlays...you can apply effects, but that is tied to
the clip, and you still can't get them to fade.
One way has been discovered by a bright guy, but it has ...
4.Re: Creating a Brady Bunch Effect - A simplified method(I hope)
Posted by dlk on 9/19/2006 7:35:23 AM
And you have PIP+ installed?

dlk
5.Creating a Brady Bunch Effect - A simplified method(I hope)
Posted by dlk on 8/9/2005 7:29:51 PM
This seems to be a popular request, so I thought
I could create a very simple method to achieve this look.
This description may seem complex, but it really is very simple.
It's only long because I am trying to give a very detailed
description, step by step, like a cookbook.

MM2 does not support multiple video tracks, so we are
forced to do this in multiple passes, but hopefully this
method will make the job easy and ...
6.Re: Creating a Brady Bunch Effect - A simplified method(I hope)
Posted by dlk on 8/10/2005 8:59:36 AM
ok...here is an abridged explaination.
See above for detail if needed.

Add the 9 clips to your project.
Apply the new Brady Bunch window effect to all clips
Move the position of the clips using the new shift & drop effects
Combine the clips (in pairs) using the comb A and B transition
Make movie.
Import movie, cut and repeat combine until all 9 are combined.

hope this is better
dlk
7.Re: Creating a Brady Bunch Effect - A simplified method(I hope)
Posted by dlk on 8/16/2005 7:47:56 PM
There's no doubt...a multi window project like the Brady Bunch
intro is not a begginer task, but with PIP+ you can still put together
a 9 window movie in less than 1/2 hour, using only MM2.
Personally, I think using outside programs adds to the
complexity, plus you can't make a true Brady Bunch intro
(Each face popping up at just the right time.) By automating
the process with batch scripts, you have removed that ability
to manually place ...
8.Re: Creating a Brady Bunch Effect - A simplified method(I hope)
Posted by dlk on 2/2/2006 7:10:28 AM
How you save them is a matter of choice. If you prefer
to have only one XML file, you can certainly add all your
transitions and effects into a single file, and keep adding.
But that can become unwieldy and difficult to find things,
though everything is in one place. If you seperate them
into seperate file, it can be easier to find things when you
want to change them, or if you want to discard them.

As far as why they don't show ...
9.Re: Creating a Brady Bunch Effect - A simplified method(I hope)
Posted by dlk on 2/2/2006 1:35:49 PM
Ok, let's review....

You have PIP+ installed
You see the standard PIP+ transitions in your transitions list
You created an XML file named brady.XML
The file is in the folder named:
C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX
Within that folder...the code looks exactly like this

<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0" SpecialIconFileID="1033" SpecialIconResourceID="101">
10.Re: Creating a Brady Bunch Effect - A simplified method(I hope)
Posted by dlk on 2/2/2006 9:14:29 PM
Yes...COMP A and B is a transition.

Same questions as before...
You have a file named composite.xml and within that file
the code looks exactly like this?


<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">
<Transitions>
<TransitionDLL guid="{9A43A844-0831-11D1-817F-0000F87557DB}" >
<Transition name="Comp A add B" iconid="0" ...
11.Re: Creating a Brady Bunch Effect - A simplified method(I hope)
Posted by dlk on 2/3/2006 9:14:45 AM
Glad you got it working, and I hope that find it as easy to
use as I intended. You simply shrink the clip once, and move
it around the screen like one of those little slide puzzles.
Then combine the pieces with COMP A add B.
The only problem is that you have to make multiple passes.


dlk
12.Re: Creating a Brady Bunch Effect - A simplified method(I hope)
Posted by dlk on 3/2/2006 9:31:08 AM
Hi,
Let me get up to speed on where you are at, and clarify limitations.
First, you need the PIP+ effect that resizes
Then you need the PIP+ move effects to place the clips
in each of the respective squares.
Then you need to transition the clips(only 2 at a time) with each other
using the COMP A add B transition.
Let me repeat that last point. Only 2 at a time. So if you have 9 clips
(including your title), you can combine 1&2 ...
13.Re: Creating a Brady Bunch Effect - A simplified method(I hope)
Posted by dlk on 5/16/2008 9:29:00 AM
They should continue to work, there is no animation.
Perhaps Rehan will see this, and comment.

dlk
14.Re: Creating a Brady Bunch Effect - A simplified method(I hope)
Posted by dlk on 6/8/2008 11:51:47 PM
Hi,
It's really 3 effects.
One effect to resize the video to 1/9 size.
Two effects to move the resized video into 1 of 9 squares.
Those effects are in the first post of this thread.

dave

15.Re: Creating a Brady Bunch Effect - A simplified method(I hope)
Posted by dlk on 6/10/2008 8:33:20 PM
Ok...

These 3 effects can be added as BRADY.XML


<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0" SpecialIconFileID="1033" SpecialIconResourceID="101">
<Effects>
<EffectDLL guid="{0BEDE179-3361-4eea-9058-11CBB1739D50}">
<Effect name="Brady Bunch Window" iconid="0">
<Param name="RectA" value=" 0.0, 0.00,0.00,0.334,0.334" ...
16.Re: XP Green Screen Transition
Posted by dlk on 1/17/2009 11:22:39 PM
A little late to the party but, do you have a small sample of
video using your "greenscreen" that you could post?
I would be curious to see what it looks like. If you were
really able to get a consistent background color, with no
shadows, you could tweak that transition. The thing is,
your transition expects perfect green.

<Param name="RGB" value="0x00FF00"

Nothing on the red channel, ...
17.Re: XP Green Screen Transition
Posted by dlk on 1/25/2009 5:55:30 PM
Again... there are so many variations that getting
an exact match is nearly impossible.

If you want to use white, try applying
the brightness increase effect to your video
If you use black, try brightness decrease.
Here is the XML for black and white.


<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">
<Transitions>
<TransitionDLL guid="{C5B19592-145E-11D3-9F04-006008039E37}" > ...
18.Re: Green Screen Capability
Posted by dlk on 8/4/2005 11:51:01 AM
As far as the non-red key transition goes, let's start
with the very basics. After you add it as described by
Rehan above, it should show up in your list of transitions.

Soooo....2 questions.
#1) Is it in your list?
#2)If you click on it, does the preview show clouds in the desert?

If the answer to both questions is yes, then you are in business,
and we can move on with the next step.


dlk
19.Re: RAM?
Posted by dlk on 1/13/2005 11:49:01 AM
However...if you didn't know what RAM was or
what it looks like...I would hesitate to suggest
you just go out and buy some.
There are many types of RAM, depending
on your motherboard, and although adding
or replacing memory is one of the easiest
operations you can perform on your PC,
it still requires that you open the cover, and
have a little knowlege of the inner workings.
There's nothing wrong with learning how, ...
20.Re: Title Overlays(Crosshairs,Binoculars,and Vignette)
Posted by dlk on 1/24/2009 6:47:14 PM
I think when you save it, you will see a little window under
the name area that says TXT. Change that to "all types"
and then you can save as "name.xml"

dlk
21.Re: Black corners?
Posted by dlk on 7/7/2005 10:28:57 AM
You could use a Tilte Effect(or PIP+)to overlay a transparent
PNG image. The PNG image would have the corners blacked out
the way you wish. Are you talking straight angles...as on a photo
album or blurry edged corners...for a dreamy look? Either is doable.

dlk
22.Re: Transition turning page of a book
Posted by dlk on 8/5/2005 8:50:50 AM
Rehan,
It took me a little digging to find the "page turn"
in question on that link, but I think he wants a
page turn like the one Adorage has in their package.
A book showing the pages flipping...no curl.

dlk
23.Re: i want to know how to convert mswmm to mpeg or others
Posted by dlk on 6/18/2005 9:34:43 PM
It will not give you the option to specifically select a file type,
that's just the way it works. After you give it a name, and
the directory.... click next, and then select the radial button
that says "other settings". That will open that selection
box, click the arrow and find...then select DV-AVI , then click next

After MM2 is done rendering the movie, it should give you
the chance to "play movie when you click ...
24.Re: Why is FillBitmap of different size?!
Posted by dlk on 4/21/2005 9:16:44 AM
Ha, now I see the light. I loaded this up last night, tried
it out, but it didn't occur to me that I was seeing anything uniique.
It looked just like the logobitmap would look, except that
it was oversized as you described. I had overlooked the fact
that the clip should be in front, and the fillbitmap should be
in the background. Effectinverse swaped them. Now the
question is, how else could this be leveraged into more
useful titles ...
25.Re: Why is FillBitmap of different size?!
Posted by dlk on 8/10/2005 4:23:16 PM
Sounds like what you would see in "preview mode"
Go to "edit the title text" and hit the space bar to create
a blank text area. That will get rid of the default preview text.

dlk
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