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  • PPFilm's Avatar
    09-16-2021, 05:07 PM
    This film introduces you to Helsinki, Finland, which is the second northern capital in the world. The main attractions that appear in the film are: Helsinki Market Square, Senate Square, Uspenski Church, Helsinki Cathedral, Temple Square Church (Rock Church), Helsinki Carol Central Library, Finnish National Museum, Sibelius Monuments, Helsinki Olympic Stadium and Suomenlinna, etc. Welcome to!
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  • mckenzie's Avatar
    09-16-2021, 10:39 AM
    Hi Tim I emailed them directly and they refunded me.
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  • Grapes's Avatar
    09-16-2021, 09:41 AM
    My pleasure! Just echoing the advice I hear others give, no personal experience with it, don't want to take all the credit here ;) Hope you have a great day too!
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  • Js video's Avatar
    09-15-2021, 08:32 PM
    You cannot imagine how much I appreciate your input in this difficult time. Hope you have a great day!
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  • Grapes's Avatar
    09-15-2021, 07:09 AM
    OK, well Hitfilm Express is often coined as a good easy starter in terms of software.
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  • Js video's Avatar
    09-14-2021, 05:43 PM
    I don’t have the camera anymore. It was a cheap one nonetheless. I played back on VCL in my laptop. I don’t have any video editing software. Can you recommend an easy to use editing software? thank you so much for your kind attention. Hope you have a great day!!
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    09-14-2021, 11:35 AM
    Great advice from Grapes (as usual) with which I agree. Mirrorless cameras are pretty much taking over from DSLRs - especially for video - for cameras with changeable lenses, but that really is something for the future (you're not looking at just the cost of the camera, but lenses as well and once you buy into a certain manufacturer's eco system, it can be costly to change as you'd likely have to cahnage all the lenses as well etc etc.) A 12 year old won't have any problems working in...
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    09-14-2021, 11:23 AM
    When I went onto the Savage site, a chat window immediately popped up with "Hi. How can I help you?" What response diod you get?
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  • Grapes's Avatar
    09-14-2021, 11:09 AM
    Sorry to hear it. It's hard to diagnose this based on the picture you took of your monitor. What camera did you use to shoot this on? What software did you use to play this back in? What video editing software do you have? Are other/older videos from the same camera looking better in the same software on the same hardware as you notice this problem on?
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  • Js video's Avatar
    09-13-2021, 09:58 PM
    Shot video of a close family member who just passed away. It was his last. unfortunately it came out looking so bad with excess colors (maybe defective camera). anyone with ideas on how it can be corrected or at least make it watchable. thank you so much for the input and sorry for wasting your time. I AM ATTACHING A PHOTO STILL OF THE VIDEO!
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  • Seb Marshall's Avatar
    09-13-2021, 01:33 PM
    Hello all! So I am new to this forum. I have been trying to launch my freelancing career since Lockdown ended, things have started taking off with some subcontracted work gradually funnelling its way to me. I'm thrilled as I really do love this craft! However I would like to start making contact with the source and get myself some first hand clients. I would really appreciate some constructive criticism on my videos as well as some input on how much I should be charging. I thought the...
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  • Grapes's Avatar
    09-13-2021, 09:44 AM
    Great to hear it. Honestly I do a lot of great shooting on the P20 Pro. It's not the camera I'm taking to my clients when I need to do a film gig but when I'm on the go and I see an opportunity to shoot some stock footage it so far hasn't let me down yet.
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  • Hank Scorpio's Avatar
    09-13-2021, 08:35 AM
    Thanks Grapes I'm actually typing this on a P20 Pro :happy: That's some top advice and pointed us in a direction we weren't currently at. We've got a lot of reading up to do, so I'll let you know what he decides to go for.
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  • Grapes's Avatar
    09-10-2021, 10:07 PM
    That's a great plan. Future proof is unfortunately not something that's easily done these days, especially not on a budget but nothing is impossible and I think there's a few options especially when you are willing to go second hand. I would stay away from any DSLR at this point though. I kind of would like to say to just keep using a phone but perhaps upgrade that one to something with a more high end camera like a Huawei P30 (Or P20) Pro (Huawei has partnered with Leica for their camera stuff...
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  • Hank Scorpio's Avatar
    09-10-2021, 09:52 AM
    Hi everyone. My son has just turned 12 and is interested in making videos. He's been busying himself with a mobile phone (shooting and editing) and makes 'promo vids' of most places we visit. He's been saving his money and we're looking to get him a camera that will serve a few purposes: - something that does photos as well as videos (DSLR I presume) - records sound, expandable for external mic in future - fairly easy to use, but with enough features to future proof it as he gets...
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  • Midnight Blue's Avatar
    09-08-2021, 10:17 AM
    Thanks vkmast. I think you could be right, that it has something to do with the GPU/drivers etc. I'm using an old AMD Radeon HD 5800 Series, which needs upgrading to something better. :shock:
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  • vkmast's Avatar
    09-08-2021, 09:50 AM
    Some users have problems with this, others don't. I have two of those + the "Cancel" bar in my VP 18 and VP 19. Not sure if the Render Progress Dialog problem has to do with your GPU, I have an Nvidia. You could try a free SeMW extension as a workaround. It's linked in a related thread discussion here https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/render-time-estimate-gone--128273/?page=2#ca810333 Further discussion
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  • neil40's Avatar
    09-08-2021, 08:39 AM
    neil40 replied to a thread Zoom a video? in How do I do this?
    Thanks Tim, I will see how it turns out
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  • Midnight Blue's Avatar
    09-08-2021, 08:06 AM
    I found out last night that the lovely Magix people turned the feature off on the last update because they are having "some issues" with it. How mental not to warn people before downloading the update. Don't you just love software developers. ::shock:
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    09-08-2021, 07:49 AM
    Depends how many settings you've changed and whether you can live with losing them, but have you tried a reset (Ctrl+Shift + Roght-click on Vegas shortcut, "Open" - or something like that)? I still find Vegas the most natural/quickest for editing, but I've found it increasingly unstable and love the integration Resolve has with Fusion (and prefer the colour correction in Resolve)
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  • Midnight Blue's Avatar
    09-07-2021, 08:53 PM
    Hi Tim, I thought you would be a die hard Vegas user like me. I'm on version 18. I don't know what I did or even if it was me doing anything. It seemed to just stop being there and I haven't been able to find the option to bring it back. What are you using now ?
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    09-07-2021, 08:19 PM
    Sorry MB. Rarely use Vegas these days Still on v17. What version are yuou on - maybe vkmast can help.
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  • Midnight Blue's Avatar
    09-07-2021, 05:55 PM
    I don't know what I've done but the render progress box doesn't appear when rendering in Vegas 18. I've looked through the Options but didn't see how to get it back. Anyone help please ? :sad:
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  • mckenzie's Avatar
    09-05-2021, 12:36 PM
    HI there I bought a transition pack from Savage Pro and do not know how to use the transition. Can anybody help me, I am a intermediate editor. I am trying to upload the file but it does not allow me to do that. It is an mp4 video transition. Thanks mckenzie
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    09-03-2021, 06:21 PM
    Just about any vdeo software will have this capability. Hitfilm Express is but one free version that will do it. However, beware that the zooming in will massively drop quality and this will be all the more apparent with graphics/text such as a PP presentation. (What was one pixel on the screen will be 4 pixels if you zoom in to 200%)
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  • neil40's Avatar
    09-02-2021, 03:52 PM
    neil40 started a thread Zoom a video? in How do I do this?
    Hi I recorded a powerpoint presentation on Zoom using 2 screens, only to find what I had recorded is the presenters screen where you get the current page, next page and notes! As a one off, due to this mistake, is there any software (preferably free), that I can use to Edit the video playback by zooming into the current slide area for the entire video? Hope that makes sense? Thanks
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    09-02-2021, 03:08 PM
    Ah yes. We had the "Home taping is killing music" campaign led by the Musicians' Union back in the 1970's. Unscrupulous bootlegging for a profit had been around since the late 1960s at least.
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  • Grapes's Avatar
    08-31-2021, 09:55 PM
    Impossible but it is possible for some companies to track down these cut up copies and then you could have a lawyer send a cease and desist letter. Might even be possible to do that through the company that finds the fakes. YouTube already does that with music. Not sure if it will start doing it with the works from original content creators as well. In the end if audio is played it can be recorded, either directly or just indirectly with a microphone next to the speaker. Audio bootlegging...
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  • KateB's Avatar
    08-28-2021, 06:56 PM
    Hi, guys, I probably have a pretty strange question but anyway. Can someone say pls if its possible to make audio track "glued" to video file? By "glued" I mean that nobody could cut audio track out of video with some software? I make video content but somebody steals my videos, cut audio track with my voice out and use my voice. Is it possible somehow to protect my video n audio? I dk, mby glue audio track in video or make smt that after they cut my track out, the track itself would be...
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  • PPFilm's Avatar
    08-19-2021, 05:53 PM
    Thanks a lot for watching!
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  • PPFilm's Avatar
    08-19-2021, 05:07 PM
    his film introduces you to Uppsala, a province in central Sweden. Uppsala is also the old capital of Sweden. Important cities and attractions in the film are: Uppsala, Enköping, Bålsta, Östhammar, Tierp, Uppsala University (the oldest university in Northern Europe), Uppsala domkyrka (the largest and oldest church in Northern Europe), Uppsala Castle, Dragon Gate Inn, etc. Welcome everyone to enter the movie to enjoy!
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    08-14-2021, 06:00 PM
    I don't know what happened to my original response. I can only guess I failed to post it. The look is much more 1980/1990s than 1970s but it's OK. I love the grumbing bass riff and the sound is very "underground". Possibly more of a 1960s vibe? Please send links to more of your music!
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  • mallllias's Avatar
    08-14-2021, 05:10 PM
    hello to everybody! Some days before i went to this amazing place I present to you a hotel that is probably the best in the area there. Those of you who have ever considered going, it is definitely recommended by me. The hotel is called King Maron and is located in the area south of Maronia in Platanitis. Here is the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-IwAgXBIDQ
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  • Grapes's Avatar
    08-10-2021, 11:54 AM
    I don't think I have seen any 70s horror films but this clip sure has a vintage vibe to it. I don't really see anything I don't like or would suggest to do different either. Nice music as well :)
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  • GeorgeAGreen's Avatar
    08-07-2021, 04:55 PM
    Perhaps it is because I am also an 'old git', but in my view, the overuse of drone footage depersonalises everything. After all, once the majesty of one landscape has been captured from the air, there is little more to appreciate in the rest of the video. I liked the 'newsy' intro, though, and I would have liked to have seen the Covid 19 theme drawn to a conclusion at the end, to complete the video.
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  • Mt. Analogue's Avatar
    08-06-2021, 10:12 PM
    The exact same thing has been happening to me. I think something might be going on right now with IG/FB, they're updating or something and their vids are acting wacky. This worked for me In a chrome browser on a laptop/desktop, log into your instagram account. From there upload your video to IGTV. After almost an entire day of troubleshooting, that's what finally worked for me. No sync issues in any browser after I uploaded this way! Hope this helps!
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  • Bill_in_London's Avatar
    08-04-2021, 09:42 PM
    Can I reply to "do camcorders have a place in 2021". The answer is Yes, but I keep hearing Sony/Panasonic etc say the people have abandoned the traditional camcorders. In fact it is the opposite, the big 3 Manufacturers have abandoned the Consumers. Back in the days of 1080p camcorders many changed models and found they'd gone from a 25/30fps to a 50/60fps and noticed the more silky smooth playback on PC & TV. Come up to date with 4K camcorders and the big 3 have clearly decided we must...
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  • alexanderFromMars's Avatar
    08-03-2021, 11:54 AM
    Hello! I don't usually post in forums but lately i have been getting more into filming and video editing. I edited a video for one of my music projects earlier this year and I would really like to hear what you think about it. When making the video the idea was to go for a 70s horror movie vibe, so the choice of camera and also much of the editing was done with this in mind. The majority of the work was to simply find the best parts from a ton of raw material. I also added simple mirror...
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  • bloomvideoagency's Avatar
    08-02-2021, 02:40 AM
    Nice work. I agree with Tim though, some titles of places would help. Also the colour grading could have a bit more contrast to give it a more cinematic look. Check out Peter Mckinnon's luts. Might be helpful. Sam from Bloom Agency https://bloomvideoagency.com/
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  • bloomvideoagency's Avatar
    08-02-2021, 02:35 AM
    Nice visuals and editing! Sam from Bloom Agency https://bloomvideoagency.com/
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  • Ron_Red's Avatar
    07-30-2021, 06:59 PM
    I use final cut pro,and sometimes filmmaker,there is also good software for ios,movavi clips https://www.movavi.com/ and movavi for mac, it is quite convenient, lately I have been using it.
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  • Jimnibob's Avatar
    07-28-2021, 11:44 AM
    Hi, Can anyone recommend a good IOS video editing app? I am currently trialing the GoPro Quik app, but I am experiencing some niggling issues with it. Thanks
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  • Grapes's Avatar
    07-28-2021, 12:12 AM
    You probably benefit more from a system upgrade if you're still running a GT 710. Current drones usually output files in formats that are better handled by new hardware. I myself have similar issues and so far all my research has lead me to believe I would need a current gen CPU and GPU with at least 32gb ram and ideally some M.2 SSD cards to be able to handle the modern footage standards for the coming three to five years or so. Alternatively you can film in lower resolution. E.g. stick to...
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  • sannesley_73's Avatar
    07-24-2021, 07:15 PM
    Hi Folks, Just joined the forum so apologies if the question is a but weird. I have recently bought a drone and I'm having a ball flying it. Problem is my PC is a bit slow at editing the footage. I increased the RAM tody from 8GB to 16GB to start improving things. Nest item in my sights is my graphics card. Currently I'm running a NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 which I believe is a bargain basement card. Can anyone recommend any graphics cards they use in their editing set-up? Maybe an AMD card or...
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  • Grapes's Avatar
    07-22-2021, 08:51 AM
    Very affordable though :)
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    07-22-2021, 08:18 AM
    Thanks Grapes. In the end we opted for a purpose built camera - Brinno TLC2020 with weatherproof housing. It seems to do the job although I can't say Im impressed with the quality.
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  • Grapes's Avatar
    07-22-2021, 12:45 AM
    Hey Tim, sorry I didn't notice this one earlier. I've looked into this in the past. Different budgets have different solutions and different building dates have different options as well. For me there where two systems that where viable. An all in one system based around a DSLR and one around a GoPro. If it's a one off you may want to look at hiring. My research was back in 2017 or so and back then for me CamDo was the best budget option: https://cam-do.com/pages/construction-time-lapse-packs...
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  • Grapes's Avatar
    07-21-2021, 09:31 PM
    You can probably do a fairly cheap sensor trigger before the ramp. Alternatively, get someone to press record in exchange for some beers or something :D Looks like mad fun by the way. I've been looking into electric mountain boards because we don't have slopes like that over here but there's some forest trails and BMX pump tracks. Shame those prebuilt boards are quite expensive! Been eyeing Trampa stuff but they're like triple the price I'd be willing to pay for that stuff :/. I realise this...
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  • nd0586's Avatar
    07-19-2021, 07:53 AM
    Thanks Tim! Yep that's what I've been doing so far, but it's a recurring problem(I e. We ride pretty regularly so get a lot of footage) so I was hoping that I could find something that I could set up once and then use for years... Sounds like it might be a bit more complicated than I'd thought though! My other solution I was considering was some kind of motion triggering on the actual recording, so I will have a look into that a bit further too. Thanks for your advice!
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    07-19-2021, 07:32 AM
    There probably is but you need something more specific than you have stated. In the example you have given there is only the beginning and about one 15 sec period in the middle where there is no motion. So you'd need somehing that can detect motion within a specific part of the image. But that most likely won't be enough as you'd want to see several frames before and several frames after that. Quite honestly, you'll probably spend as long setting up the paraneters as you would going through...
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  • zamiotana's Avatar
    07-18-2021, 10:08 PM
    One good life hack for me is if you go the the UK, bring your own orange juice and maple syrup - proper coffee would probably be a good idea too
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  • nd0586's Avatar
    07-16-2021, 06:41 AM
    Edit: here's an example of the clips I'm trying to edit https://smrtschool-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/degreyn_smrt_bristol_sch_uk/ETmkMYb1xtVIjQJPEtFMQrsBSJtB51opj8nFOAoRud6DFg?e=8gx4NM
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  • nd0586's Avatar
    07-16-2021, 06:11 AM
    Hi all, Looking for some recommendations. I've got a few hours of footage of me and some friends hitting some jumps. I'd like to save myself the time of going through the footage by hand and editing out the long gaps in between the action. Is there any software that can detect motion in the video(i.e. someone going through the frame) and then save just that bit of video? Thanks in advance for any help!
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  • Coinmok's Avatar
    07-15-2021, 03:20 PM
    Coinmok replied to a thread Software Video Editing For Dummies in How do I do this?
    So as you ask for a windows video editor or a mac video editor, idk, here is my advice. I'm using "Movavi Video Editor Plus 2021" on my Mac, but it also works on windows. It has a lot of cool tools and it is very easy in use. I've been using this app for so long, since i've bought my first computer (Acer Aspire One D150). It is wonderful and I strongly recommend it to you!
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    07-14-2021, 05:45 PM
    Thanks for teh info vkmast. that had a certain amount of inevitabilty about it when Magix bough Vegas from Sony as theer isn't really the room for two "budget" NLEs in their catalogue. i still find their array of music production software quite bewildering.
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  • vkmast's Avatar
    07-14-2021, 04:53 PM
    MAGIX has discontinued the VEGAS Movie Studio product line. Version 17 is the current and final version of the product. It has been replaced by a product called Movie Studio 18 (three versions), which is developed by a different team in Germany and does not have much to do with the U.S. Madison version (VEGAS Movie Studio). Currently it is still marketed at vegascreativesoftware.com, but it's not considered a VEGAS product.
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  • andrew432's Avatar
    07-13-2021, 07:18 AM
    You have to use HitFilm Express, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe premier, etc. these are best software for video editing. If you want to make animated videos then you can use Blender and Animaker. My friend use Blender and Animaker for animated videos.
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  • JiggypuffFridays's Avatar
    07-10-2021, 06:47 AM
    Hi I'm Jiggy and I run a YouTube channel with short editing tutorials & lifehacks I've worked for some big YouTubers for a few years and now I'm sharing some of my knowledge check it out! :^) https://youtu.be/ahh182BEhpM
    1 replies | 656 view(s)
  • PPFilm's Avatar
    07-07-2021, 05:00 PM
    This film introduces you to the second part of Södermanland, the central province of Sweden. Important cities and attractions in the film include: Nyköping, Oxelösund, Katrineholm, Flen, Trosa and Tullgarn Palace and so on. Welcome everyone to enter the movie to enjoy!
    2 replies | 594 view(s)
  • Paul2129's Avatar
    07-06-2021, 06:28 AM
    I'm trying to get a usable system for handling footage of video and photos on a Mac, I did post something similar previously, perhaps someone here can help me ? my main issue was that of iCloud online storage causing me a tangle, my footage currently comes from my phone, and iCloud was quickly full and complaining. I've turned off iCloud photos, turned off syncing, moved my photos stored on the Mac to an external drive, deleted much of the icloud storage via the online portal (since dumping...
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    07-05-2021, 07:52 PM
    TimStannard replied to a thread PC Montage? in How do I do this?
    I wish her luck and don't foget, she's encouraged to post the results in the "user videos" section of this forum.
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  • DanielTBaker's Avatar
    07-05-2021, 05:45 PM
    i saw some of videos on youtube about 2,3 months before because then i do CB Editing and it is very easy. You just need some practice then you can make glass overlay too with in 2 min. Step 1: Open Image. Tap on Edit and select your image. Step 2: Select Image for Overlay. Tap on Add Photo and select the image that you would like to use as an overlay. Step 3: Enlarge Image. Drag the bottom right corner of the added image to enlarge it. Step 4: Adjust Blending Mode. Step 5: Confirm. ...
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  • NickieSanx's Avatar
    07-04-2021, 01:59 PM
    NickieSanx replied to a thread PC Montage? in How do I do this?
    Thank you very much Tim for explaining the process. Now we see it clearly. She will try to make it happen. Thank you again very much!!
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    07-03-2021, 02:40 PM
    TimStannard replied to a thread PC Montage? in How do I do this?
    You won't find a plug in to do that - it's done manually and is quite a bit of work. 1. Copy the video to two tracks. 2. On the upper track play forward until you get to the point where you want the second image (which up to that point will eventually be the "still" version of teh model) to start moving. Let's call this the "merge frame" as this is the point where the two videos will become one. 3. Create a still image of that frame. 4. Delete everything on the upper track that is before...
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  • NickieSanx's Avatar
    07-03-2021, 01:13 AM
    NickieSanx started a thread PC Montage? in How do I do this?
    Hi i just entered the forum. My sister found this amazing video edition about a woman doing yoga. I dont know how to describe it. The only thing that pops in my mind is a montage. Other than that i dont know how to look for it. Thought might as well ask in a specialized forum about it. Here i am. This the Instagram video. Hope you can send us in the correct path. My sister wants to start doing Yoga videos and maybe add this editing to hers. The main question would be which software was used,...
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  • Grapes's Avatar
    07-02-2021, 11:26 AM
    Ah if it's literally that, that's entirely different. However you could theoretically use the built in Windows Snippet tool to it copy it to the word file as an image.
    3 replies | 501 view(s)
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