MSP8: Inter-track transitions


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MSP8: Inter-track transitions

Post by sjj1805 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:04 pm

Author: Terry Stetler
Even though Ulead chose not to implement true inter-track transitions this doesn't mean you can't do them, you just have to get a bit creative :)

Here's the procedure for doing an inter-track transtition between Video1 and Video2, though it'll work anywhere;

1. create a blank *.tga with transparancy. That's right: nothing in it but the alpha channel. You can also download mine below. Either way archive this for later re-use.

2. Place the video clips on Video1 and Video2 then load in the *.tga to Video2, setting its duration to that you want for the transition. Its alpha channel will be automatically applied.

Now snap the *.tga to align with an overlap over the Video1 clip


3. next drag the Video2 clip to completely overlap the *.tga. A crossfade will be automatically applied, but this can be changed to whatever transition you want.


POOF!! Instant inter-track transition.

Here's the project file ("right-click/save as" to download): ... rtrack.dvp

Here's the transparant *.tga ... nk-tga.tga

Here's what it looks like; ... rtrack.wmv

rop23797 wrote:Terry,

Let's go back to this "transitions story"

Take a look below:


Suppose I want that the 3 images in Video3 appear through a transition
over Video1.

How the heck do I manage this in MSP8 ?

Tks for your time
Step 1: I initially place the Video3 clip on Video4 to aid in aligning two instances of the blank *.tga, one at either end. I then just copy/paste the first blank to get the rest;


Step 2: when finished aligning the blanks just drag down the clip on Video4 to overlay each pair. The next step is to apply filters or a moving path (with or without a border) if desired. Both the image and border will have the transition applied.


Once you have decided which transition, moving path, video filter etc. to use shift-select each trio and group them. Now you can move 'em around as a unit.

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