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Simplest Way to Make HighLight Reels for Little League?
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cpoindex99 [Avatar]
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I've got a seasons worth of flag football footage from my kids team. As a treat for the kids, I'd like to do a highlight reel. I'd like to watch all the footage and make clips or subclips from the existing footage to eventually assemble a highlight reel of all the best plays for the season. I'd also like to be able to tag these subclips with player names and types of plays (touchdown, interception) so I can easily make individualized highlight reels for specific players or just of all the interceptions.

I've done basic film editing in Adobe Premiere & other editing software and in those other platforms it would be fairly easy to make subclips from bigger clips in my media library and tag them with info to make searching and assembling clips fairly easy.

But I can't figure out an easy or the simplest way to do in PowerDirector.

Any ideas?
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StevenG [Avatar]
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If you're looking for an easy, semi-automatic way to make a highly reel, try the Magic Cut tool.

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cpoindex99 [Avatar]
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Thank you but not quite what I am looking for.

I am looking to tag and catalog all the great plays (TDs, Interceptions, etc.) and then put them together in customized videos.



Quote If you're looking for an easy, semi-automatic way to make a highly reel, try the Magic Cut tool.

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optodata
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It's pretty straightforward to make a highlight reel, especially once you pick your graphics and other style elements. For example, here's a reel I made for my daughter's high school lacrosse team a few years back:



You then just copy and paste the lower third grahpics and update the player's info each time. This is what the timeline looks like:



I also made liberal use of the Video Speed, Crop/Zoom/Pan and Action Center tools to keep the area of interest near the center of the screen. Here's what a typical keyframed scene might look like:



As for labelling/managing individual clips for later, I don't know of any way to do that in PD outside of an individual project so you'd have to keep a list somewhere.

You can certainly use the Range Select tool and produce as many subsections of your timeline as needed and you can name each new clip with the player's name and other info, but in my experience each highlight reel had a different style and I'd usually remake the clip if someone's parents wanted a "season's best" reel for their kid
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