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Written by Ken Lowther   
Saturday, 11 March 2006
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Graphic Overlay Video Transition
Creating the Graphic
Animating the Graphic
The Video Overlay
Using as a Transition
The Video Matte
Using the Video Matte




There are many transitions available for use in MediaStudio Pro. Everything from the standard crossfade to 3D transitions like flying-cube and folding-box. This tutorial will show you how you can easily create a graphic overlay in Cool 3D Production Studio and use it as a transition in MediaStudio Pro.

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Figure 1: Example graphic overlay transition
This transition was created for a high-school football highlight video. It transitions from a touchdown play to an image containing the final score. The graphic consists of a simple disc with the school's abbreviation 'THS' in the middle. The center of the disc shows through to the underlying image. The disc enters on the left side of the screen, travels to the center and then flies at the viewer in such a manner that the disc appears to fly off-screen leaving only the center portion of the disc, completing the effect.
You can use the following links to download some examples that give a much better idea of this effect than any description that I can write. The Cool3D Production Studio project files used to create the video samples are also provided.
 Description  Windows Media  Quicktime  Cool3D project files
 3 second transition shown above   ths3.wmv (278 KB) (712 KB) (109 KB) 

 1.5 second example  ths2.wmv (242 KB) (741 KB) (144 KB)
 1.5 second example w/Motion Blur  ths1.wmv (281 KB) (632 KB) (145 KB)

As you can see from the example, any graphic that is framed by a circle, oval, rectangle or any other shape is a candidate for this type of transition.


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