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Rehan is not online. Last active: 5/8/2012 5:49:17 PM Rehan
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PIP+ multi Speed Pans
Posted: 18 Nov 2005 06:53 PM
As some of you might have already known that PIP+ can be used to make the classic pan zoom effects... that i leave as an exercise for the userWink.
However with the ability to specify multiple keys, one can make multi-speed pans and zooms too which look much more effective... Here is an example: Multi speed pans.

Here is the code for the four effects used in above sample video.

<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0" >
<Effects>
<EffectDLL guid="{0BEDE179-3361-4eea-9058-11CBB1739D50}">
<Effect name="PIP+ Multi Speed Pan: A to I " iconid="0">
<Param name="RectA" value=" 0.0, 0.0, 0.0,1.5,1.5 ;
0.2, -0.2,-0.2,1.5,1.5 ;
0.8, -0.3,-0.3,1.5,1.5 ;
1.0, -0.5,-0.5,1.5,1.5 " />
</Effect>
<Effect name="PIP+ Multi Speed Pan: I to A " iconid="0">
<Param name="RectA" value=" 0.0, -0.5,-0.5,1.5,1.5 ;
0.2, -0.3,-0.3,1.5,1.5 ;
0.8, -0.2,-0.2,1.5,1.5 ;
1.0, 0.0, 0.0,1.5,1.5 " />
</Effect>
<Effect name="PIP+ Multi Speed Pan: C to G " iconid="0">
<Param name="RectA" value=" 0.0, -0.5, 0.0,1.5,1.5 ;
0.2, -0.3,-0.2,1.5,1.5 ;
0.8, -0.2,-0.3,1.5,1.5 ;
1.0, 0.0,-0.5,1.5,1.5 " />
</Effect>
<Effect name="PIP+ Multi Speed Pan: G to C " iconid="0">
<Param name="RectA" value=" 0.0, 0.0,-0.5,1.5,1.5 ;
0.2, -0.2,-0.3,1.5,1.5 ;
0.8, -0.3,-0.2,1.5,1.5 ;
1.0, -0.5, 0.0,1.5,1.5 " />
<Param name="Background" value="black" />
</Effect>
</EffectDLL>
</Effects>
</TransitionsAndEffects>


Hope you enjoy tweaking it for the remaining motions.

To use above code, you need PIP Plus. After installation that copy paste the above xml code into notepad and Save As pipplus_multispeed.xml in folder C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX. Confirm the file has .xml extension by turning off the "hide extensions of known file types" from Explorer > Tools > Folder options > View. Restart WMM.

Note tho that the quality of pans and zooms using PIP+ is somewhat less than that is achieved via my own dedicated Pan Zoom effects plugin or ms photostory. This is because for somoother pans and zooms, sub-pixel level rendering is required which is not currently used in PIP+.



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magic-rat is not online. Last active: 5/19/2012 4:22:28 PM magic-rat
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Re: PIP+ multi Speed Pans
Posted: 18 Nov 2005 07:58 PM
"leave as an exercise for the user"

Man ... that's what my "Elementary Electromagnetic Fields & Waves" professor used to say ... before I dropped it.

Gulp. (smile)

-- Rat

"Ride to the sound of the guns."

The golden rule: Import in DV-AVI, Edit in DV-AVI, Save in DV-AVI ... then compress with "Windows Media Encoder"
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Re: PIP+ multi Speed Pans
Posted: 19 Nov 2005 05:47 PM
Very nice. It seems to me that it creates a transition of sorts.
A quick pan out of one clip and quick pan into the next.
Or does that go without saying? Anyway... I have been
toying with the idea of quick pans around a video. I have seen
it done in some music videos, and I am convinced that the camera
cannot pan with such crispness(o maybe it can) But if they are
doing it in post, I assume it requires a very a high def video.
But this resparks my interest...at least using a very large image.
Photo story may be better for quality, but once you quick pan to
a spot, there is some refocusing that ruins the crispness of the pan.
I think I will mess with it again.

dlk
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Re: PIP+ multi Speed Pans
Posted: 20 Nov 2005 09:36 AM
I got it to work. Neat. It looks like it will good for creating the illusion of "action" from a still.

-- Rat

"Ride to the sound of the guns."

The golden rule: Import in DV-AVI, Edit in DV-AVI, Save in DV-AVI ... then compress with "Windows Media Encoder"
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Re: PIP+ multi Speed Pans
Posted: 21 Nov 2005 10:49 AM
very nice, I know what effect is in my next movie. lol

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Re: PIP+ multi Speed Pans
Posted: 27 Nov 2005 07:03 PM
Useful im gonna have some fun changing these parameters.

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