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    I'm working on this presentation-like video that involves pictures and graphs, etc. I would like to use arrows and some kind of animation to highlight what the speaker is talking about. Is there something like that in Vegas 7.0 or would have to use another program? I imagine using another program create syncing problems though, so I would really like to find something in Vegas. Thanks.

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    If you have any symbol fonts, use the text generator. (For the arrows)

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    Such as the font WingDings3. It has several arrows and pointers. When you use it as a text generator you can resize and place where you want.

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    I usually draw my shapes using GIMP 2.6 with a transparent background, save as .png.

    Then you can use track motion to put those shapes anywhere, including moving them around. In fact I just did this two days ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonataInFSharp View Post
    I usually draw my shapes using GIMP 2.6 with a transparent background, save as .png.

    Then you can use track motion to put those shapes anywhere, including moving them around. In fact I just did this two days ago.
    Try the font method - helluva lot easier for arrows and suchlike. None of that mucking around with pngs at all.

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    Or for that comedy effect green screen your hand / finger pointing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark W View Post
    Or for that comedy effect green screen your hand / finger pointing.
    Ooooh, that's a great idea Mark. I'll certainly store that away and find an excuse to use it.
    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimStannard View Post
    Ooooh, that's a great idea Mark. I'll certainly store that away and find an excuse to use it.
    MARK! That is brilliant! - I hope I remember this.

    Grazie

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