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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

 

  

Using the Video Matte

Back in our MediaStudio Pro project, click on the video clip in the Video2 track to select it. Right click to bring up the context menu and select Overlay Options (Figure 79). The Overlay Options dialog will appear where we can select an overlay type of color key and a mask type of Video Matte (Figure 80).

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Figure 79
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Figure 80

This will bring up the Open Video File dialog (Figure 81). Enter the file name of the video matte that we created earlier and click Open. Review the Overlay Options dialog to ensure that it resembles that of Figure 82. Make sure that the key color is black. This is the color that will be keyed out in the video matte. If it isn't, click on the color box to change it.

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Figure 81
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Figure 82

That should do it. Click on the Play button in the preview window. The video clip in Video2 should now only be visible in the center of our graphic disc as in Figure 83.

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Figure 83

The graphic overlay clip and video matte can now be used as a transition between any 2 video clips of your choice and can be used over and over again just by inserting the overlay into the timeline and applying the video matte.

That concludes this tutorial. I hope you found the information presented here useful.

 



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