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eric garten
Workflow for adding photos
on Jul 28, 2016 at 1:40:04 pm

First off I am a hack;
I've read through 2 instruction books,
subscribe to to online tutorials like Mac Pro video,
and have shamelessly lurked on your threads in the past,
enough to make a few music videos with multi cams.

I'm using 10.03 on an iMac with OS X 10.8.5

I'm doing a DVD for my landlady where she is interviewing her grandson.
so I made a multi cam clip from the two camera angles
and blended the mics on to that track.
she then wanted me to add a symphony from her grandfather, which worked well as a separate audio track,
and finally she wanted me to add gaps of a few seconds each in the multi-cam
and superimpose some family photos.

The audio and video and gaps all work great;
when I place the photos on top I want only them to be seen,
and of course right now they are merely composited on top of the multi cam.
if I do an overwrite edit, that solves the video problem, but i lose the audio from the multi-cam.
if I try to break apart the audio, the audio tab shows unsupported clip and grays out the option to detach.

Only workaround I stumbled upon, is to use blade edits to edit the multi cam clip at the edges of the photo
and then control V the underlying clips and reduce the opacity to zero,
which feels ultra amateur...


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Doug Metz
Re: Workflow for adding photos
on Jul 28, 2016 at 7:57:11 pm

IMO, best option would be to fill the frame with the photos. Barring that, you could use a generator or a solid color still image as a matte...

Doug Metz

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Brett Sherman
Re: Workflow for adding photos
on Jul 28, 2016 at 9:54:00 pm

You can also add a solid black fill under the photos, but on top of the multicam clip. Go to Generators, select Custom Color. Drop into timeline.

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eric garten
Re: Workflow for adding photos
on Jul 29, 2016 at 9:20:10 pm

yes, yes, of course; good catch!
thanx, fellas...


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