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Ray LeeSimple video editing.
by on Dec 10, 2009 at 10:21:02 am

Hi guys, I'm really new to this after effects stuff but I needa use it for an assignment, so here are the two things which are bugging me:

1. How dyou add a solid colour over a video but only have it visible at different times?
2. How dyou put different videos together to form one video?

Basically, what I wanna get is a video that starts off in normal video, goes to the solid with text on it for a few secs, go back to video, so on so forth. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks loads in advance!

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Erik WaluskaRe: Simple video editing.
by on Dec 10, 2009 at 10:31:46 pm

Check out this After Effects basic training from Video Copilot...

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Dave LaRondeRe: Simple video editing.
by on Dec 10, 2009 at 11:03:29 pm

That is a GREAT URL to keep handy for the benefit of AE rookies. I forgot all about it, but I just bookmarked it. Thanks!

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Walter SoykaRe: Simple video editing.
by on Dec 11, 2009 at 3:32:54 pm

What you're describing is doable in After Effects, but is really a job for an NLE (non-linear editor), such as Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, or Avid. After Effects excels in motion graphics, effects, and compositing, but you'll pull your hair out trying to use it to edit.

You might make the graphics in AE, render them out, and use an NLE to cut all the pieces together.

Walter Soyka
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Ray LeeRe: Simple video editing.
by on Dec 11, 2009 at 3:40:19 pm

Thanks for the links and suggestions guys! I cut the videos out in AE, put them together in iMovie and add the effects in AE again lol. Thanks again for the help!

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