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    Default How to insert a face onto a moving person

    I have seen this done before as a joke.
    A cutout picture is moving around with the moving person in the video.
    It looked fake and stupid but that is what I want.
    I have access to Vegas 4 and MPG Wizard


    Thanks

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    First thing Chulio is to get a picture file of the face you want with a transparent background. PNG or GIF would be fine.

    Add a video track above your moving person track.
    Use track motion to move the face in tanden with the actual person. I guess it will be a long process to complete properly, but the results should be good. (Look up track motion in Help if you're not sure, or post another message back for more help.)

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    Thanks for the response.

    I have been playing around with that technique and my problem is the movements are defined by templates in Ulead
    Is the a way I can maually move the overlay fram by frame and have it record the automation

    or

    Can I somehow just go frame by frame and paste in the overlay. It is a non changing picture that I'm adding to the video?


    I am a recordng engineer and this seems preety tricky compared to that

    Thanks again

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    What Ulead software are you using?

    COMPAQ something or other with 500Gb Boot Disk, 1Tb external Firewire Disk, 4Gb Memory and a super duper sound card, 19" TFT Monitor etc etc etc
    Sony TRV33e : Sony TRV310e : Canon XM2
    Sony Vegas Studio editions to v11

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    Ulead Media Studio Pro 8

    It is a fully functioning demo for 1 month

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    You can alter the moving path with this software.

    1. Click on the video clip (or Image) that you want to apply the moving path to.

    2. Right click the clip and select Moving Path

    3. Select the preset moving path of your choice. (For the sake of simplicity lets assume its the 2D Basic Moving Path) Incidentally you can click and drag the moving path from the Production Library onto the clip/image on the timeline.

    4. Now click the 2D Basic Moving Path in the Effects Manager.

    5. All you have to do now is set appropriate Key Frames and alter the Width, Height, X and Y values accordingly. To set a key frame slide the timeline scrub (the blue bar) to your desired position and click the Add Keyframe button (the plus sign).

    Alternatively you can also download the free trial of ULead VideoGraphics Lab and see if Video Paint helps. This is a video compositing tool. And whist it is very good it is not necessarily easier to achieve your desired effect. But it will give you more control.

    Good luck
    COMPAQ something or other with 500Gb Boot Disk, 1Tb external Firewire Disk, 4Gb Memory and a super duper sound card, 19" TFT Monitor etc etc etc
    Sony TRV33e : Sony TRV310e : Canon XM2
    Sony Vegas Studio editions to v11

    Remember, there is always more to learn than there is to teach.

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    You can alter the moving path with this software.

    1. Click on the video clip (or Image) that you want to apply the moving path to.

    2. Right click the clip and select Moving Path

    3. Select the preset moving path of your choice. (For the sake of simplicity lets assume its the 2D Basic Moving Path) Incidentally you can click and drag the moving path from the Production Library onto the clip/image on the timeline.

    4. Now click the 2D Basic Moving Path in the Effects Manager.

    5. All you have to do now is set appropriate Key Frames and alter the Width, Height, X and Y values accordingly. To set a key frame slide the timeline scrub (the blue bar) to your desired position and click the Add Keyframe button (the plus sign on the right hand side of the Effects Manager window).

    Alternatively you can also download the free trial of ULead VideoGraphics Lab and see if Video Paint helps. This is a video compositing tool. And whist it is very good it is not necessarily easier to achieve your desired effect. But it will give you more control.

    Good luck


    COMPAQ something or other with 500Gb Boot Disk, 1Tb external Firewire Disk, 4Gb Memory and a super duper sound card, 19" TFT Monitor etc etc etc
    Sony TRV33e : Sony TRV310e : Canon XM2
    Sony Vegas Studio editions to v11

    Remember, there is always more to learn than there is to teach.

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    Your idea works great
    One questio though?

    I seem to be only able to use 15 keyframes.
    Can I change that



    Thanks again

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    COMPAQ something or other with 500Gb Boot Disk, 1Tb external Firewire Disk, 4Gb Memory and a super duper sound card, 19" TFT Monitor etc etc etc
    Sony TRV33e : Sony TRV310e : Canon XM2
    Sony Vegas Studio editions to v11

    Remember, there is always more to learn than there is to teach.

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