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Boris MetzTrack Matte troubles in Premiere CS3
by on Jan 2, 2008 at 12:50:19 pm

Hi all, my first post here, and unfortunately for me, it is because I want Premiere to do something and I can't figure out how to get it done easily :)

Situation: I want to create some end titles/credits for my project, and what i want is for a portion of the screen to have text, and another portion to have for example a still image, with the rest being black background.

However I don't want the image to just sit there, I want to pan or zoom on the image but I don't want it to move around over the background. Basicly, as if you are looking through a frame and someone is moving the picture around behind that.

So I thought I would use a track matte. I've got my still image on video 1, I made a JPG in PS that is black with a white rectangle cutout for a frame and I put that on video 2. Apply the trackmatte effect to my still image, point it to video 2 using luma. So the frame shows up. Now I thought that if i would use the motion effect and keyframe the picture, that the picture would move around behind the matte as i intend.

Unfortunately, the entire frame moves with the same part of the picture behind it. If I keyframe the matte object, then the frame moves over different parts of the picture (basicly the reverse of what i want, i want the picture moving behind the frame, not the frame moving over the picture).

What i did find, is that i keyframe both of them, and basicly mirror what i do (+20 movement on one = -20 on the other) I pretty much get what i want, except the frame sometimes slightly changes size.

But it is a pretty laborious process, so i am hoping that someone here can tell me a quicker and simpler way of achieving what I want. Am i doing something wrong with the track matte, or should i use something else entirely? Or should i use After Effects?

Thank you for any help and tips!


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Vincent BecquiotRe: Track Matte troubles in Premiere CS3
by on Jan 2, 2008 at 6:10:35 pm

You mean something like this ?









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Boris MetzRe: Track Matte troubles in Premiere CS3
by on Jan 2, 2008 at 6:17:58 pm

Yep!

Any idea how?


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Vincent BecquiotRe: Track Matte troubles in Premiere CS3
by on Jan 2, 2008 at 6:29:10 pm

I should, I made this one a minute ago :-)

Very easy. Create a Photoshop solid and cut out a transparent frame (becomes alpha channel)

(File here: http://www.kaptis.com/media/web/sample0010.psd )

Put that over your pictures track, and animate your pictures, that's about it...

Cheers,

Vince


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Boris MetzRe: Track Matte troubles in Premiere CS3
by on Jan 2, 2008 at 6:43:55 pm

LOL DOH!

good example of KISS Keep It Simple, Stupid!

As usual i was looking for a way too complicated solution. I can just put a black .gif with transparency over it even!

(time for head into wall slamming ;)

But thanks a million! :)


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Vincent BecquiotRe: Track Matte troubles in Premiere CS3
by on Jan 2, 2008 at 6:52:19 pm

Well, we're all guilty, I did try to make a computer cooler out of a small fridge once... I was younger :-)


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Mark HowardRe: Track Matte troubles in Premiere CS3
by on Nov 19, 2010 at 8:35:47 pm

Hi, I have a Picture in picture question relating to keyframes.. Like the previous post, I think I might be over complicating thing.

Is there a way to keyframe a picture in picture? I've been using Flash for years, and its pretty simple, but didnt know if Adobe Premiere Pro CS 3 had something similar.

What I have is a typical pip setup. my video 2 track is a small inset (angle 2) that plays with the video 1 track (main video).

Angle 2 (the small inset) plays about 10 seconds longer than video 1.
What I'd like to have happen is after video one ends (the larger main video), I'd like for video 2 (the small inset) to scale up and fill the screen..

Is this possible in premiere pro cs3? Email me if you need more info on what I'm trying to accomplish


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