What you'll need is a copy of MediaStudio Pro 8, 3 short video clips, not all being the same duration, a little creativity or imagination. Ready, ? Here we go...
- Insert a color (preferably black, solid) in Video1. This will be the start of your little project, to fade in from.
- Create a new time-line, by right-clicking on the Main Time-line tab, and selecting Create New time-line.
- Place 2 video clips in Video1 track of the New Time-line, overlapping the first one about 2/3 onto the first. Unless you have disabled the auto transition, a cross-fade transition will be created.
- Replace the Cross-Fade with one from the Library. Try using the SweepClock from the Clock transitions.
- Add this time-line to the Main Time-line, by Right-clicking on the Time-line Tab, and selecting Add to Main time-line.
- Place it on Video1, overlapping it slightly (about 1 sec) onto the color clip.
- Place another clip onto Video1, overlapping it about 1/3 onto the clip you just placed there from the New Time-line.
- Replace the transition just created by overlapping with another transition. You can use the same Clocksweep or start dragging others to see what happens.
By the way this idea was borrowed from Charlie Hill. He's a master at Ulead's video editing software. You can purchase (he almost gives it away) book called Getting Results with MediaStudio Pro 8. It's not just a reading book (hardback or electronic), you get hands on, examples and samples to work with. Go get it here:http://www.getting-results.com