It's been nearly two weeks and I've only managed to get maybe 16 hours in using MEP10. So far, so good. Haven't found a real 'Aww Sh*t' yet. Just a little tedious to figure out some of the controls. Still haven't got that down.
I did read someone wanting to do a 'walk through wall' effect and that made me wonder if MEP10 could do that. Well, it can, with the help of an image editor that has alpha channels. I used an old 3D program to make the wall and saved it as a jpg. Then pulled out an old graphic of a person walking, set it's background transparent in PaintShop Pro, saved that as a png. Then I made a copy of the wall picture, edited it to have one side masked off in the alpha channel and a saved as tga. Then I started up MEP10, imported the wall jpg to the background layer, added my walking person to the next layer then put the alpha channel version of the wall on the last layer. I set the middle layer of the walker to move from left to right and it worked. Right at the mask boundary, the walker fades. Because I did a quick and dirty on the mask, the person is still visible at the top, bottom and far right side. But still, the principle is proven. Just sub in a green screen of a person walking instead of the still and it should work.
Plenty of room for improvement, but it's not MEP10's fault, just mine.
Fav quote - "Experience is whatcha don't get 'till ya don't need it no more."
System - Athlon 1.4GHz, Win98, Hauppauge PVR250 receiver and compressor.
Software -Magix Movie Edit Pro 10, Nero 6 + NeroVision Express, Moho 4.61, PSP 8.1, Bryce, Quicktime 6.52 pro, Goldwave 5, DVD-Lab.
Cameras - Panasonic GS9, Canon ES8400V, Canon EOS D20 and Canon A70