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Alfred Guzzetti
Don't see background clip when using Picture-in-Picture
on Jul 24, 2012 at 5:09:18 pm

I'm new to Avid Media Composer 6 and working with a trial version. When using "Picture-in-Picture," on my monitors I don't see the "background" clip, which is on V1. I just see the inset frame, which is on V2 and which appears with a big black border where V1 should be. What am I doing wrong?

ALFRED GUZZETTI
Mac Pro OS 7.0.4


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Ricky Barrow
Re: Don't see background clip when using Picture-in-Picture
on Jul 24, 2012 at 5:44:53 pm

click the monitor button in the timeline to V1 to verify your video is there. If all is good and you select monitor for V2 and you see your V2 video inset in a box and V1 goes away, then try rendering that effect. You should not have to render just for a PIP effect. Also, for testing, make sure you do nothing but drop the default PIP effect onto V2 and see what happens. BTW - I am assuming you have just video on V1 with no effects applied.

Ricky


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Alfred Guzzetti
Re: Don't see background clip when using Picture-in-Picture
on Jul 24, 2012 at 6:05:24 pm

Many thanks. Your advice solved it. For some reason, V1 appeared above V2 and I put the effect on the wrong track (carefully following the appearance of the tutorial where I could see the positioning of the tracks but not the numbering). I'm used to FCP, where the bottom video track is always V1. And yes, I'm using Avid media files (DNxHD 145). Again, thank you.

Alfred Guzzetti


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Ricky Barrow
Re: Don't see background clip when using Picture-in-Picture
on Jul 24, 2012 at 6:08:56 pm

V1 should be the lower most (bottom) track - I am guessing that maybe you "inserted" a video track, forcing it below track V1 - also, tracks can be renamed. Avid will always look from top to bottom regardless of track numbers or names. Glad it is working!

Ricky


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Alfred Guzzetti
Re: Don't see background clip when using Picture-in-Picture
on Jul 24, 2012 at 6:13:14 pm

If I start with a new sequence, then add a new video track, it appears at the bottom as V2. If I add a third track, it appears at the top above V1.


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Ricky Barrow
Re: Don't see background clip when using Picture-in-Picture
on Jul 24, 2012 at 6:31:42 pm

This is beyond me - makes no sense ... probably just a setting but sorry to say, I can't help with this.

Ricky


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Ricky Barrow
Re: Don't see background clip when using Picture-in-Picture
on Jul 24, 2012 at 6:37:20 pm

Her is a link of similar/same problem from Avid Community:
http://community.avid.com/forums/t/69907.aspx

Ricky


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Ricky Barrow
Re: Don't see background clip when using Picture-in-Picture
on Jul 24, 2012 at 6:38:16 pm

Creative Cow link:
http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/45/869541

Ricky


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Ricky Barrow
Re: Don't see background clip when using Picture-in-Picture
on Jul 24, 2012 at 5:46:50 pm

Another question - are you linking to video or is this media in Avid media files (MXF/OMF)?

Ricky


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