I want to simulate the VH1 type of popup information bubbles on a video I have. I use Avid Xpress Pro normally but need something to create the popup animation. I've made an attempt using Fireworks(for the animation) and Stop Motion Pro (to put the animation in video with a green chroma back ground. But this is a very roundabout way to do it and the result is not exactly right. When combining video with this kind of animation what software would you recommend for:
1) Creating the pop-up animation
2) Overlaying with the existing video? (chroma kay, some kind of matte, etc?) Some details here would be great!
Keeping in mind the video may be twenty minutes so it would preferably be something which I could script with somehow or create a macro with for the animated popups but any suggestions are welcome!