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crazydoglady [Avatar]
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Ihave read the book, watched tutorials, searched the forums.... and the 'answers' are so above my head, and as a representative not so computer bright person, seem to be directed at people with significantly more background knowlesge than me. Sorry if i am too stupid to understand...

What I need is instruction on how to create a Pip. I want to have 5 of my own photos move onto the screen. and remain briefly showing them all.

Assume I don't know what a SVRT, DZP or any of the other computer acronyms are (actually, I don't know what they are :roll.

Just need to know, plain and simple, explained as if you were trying to teach it to a dog.

Would also be interested in a very patient guru if someone can put up with PM's asking my amateur questions.

OOps, almost forgot. I am using PowerDirector 10 Ultra.

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James1
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Hi,
Well SVRT= smart Video rendering technology, DZp= director Zone (?) these are templates upload to Director zone and can be downloaded to Power Director for use in your projects. As for Pip objects they are Transparent type images that can be manipulated within tracks for various functions, and contain a transparent section where other images show through the transparent area. (hope that explains them).
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pip with back ground simulation
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OK.... I took a template for a pip object from the library that came with the program... but how do I insert my pictures on it?

Believe it or not.... this 1 thing is all I need to do to finish my first movie

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Put your images in track 1, your PiP object in 2.

There is an order of viewing precedence. Track 1 will be overlaid by Track 2, tracks 1 and 2 by track 3 etc etc. Therefore the transparent parts of the PiP object in track 2 will allow the pictures in track 1 to show through.

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[Deleted, I misunderstood what you wanted. - JS]

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Hi crazydoglady -

You asked "but how do I insert my pictures on it?"

The first thing you need to do is make the background of your images transparent. If you don't your image will appear as a block. All the PiP templates have transparent backgrounds. Once your image is prepared, you can import it into PD or make your own template.

This is the craziest looking dog I could find in a hurry...



Here's a tutorial about how to do that... http://youtu.be/6OLKfRILqBM

Cheers - Tony

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You guys are AWSOME! I had to get the movie done without the pip because I am running out of time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8Fl75aio8o

Will be studying up on all the great PIP advice when my brain clears!
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PIP or not, I loved your video. It told a story of your love for animals who depend on us as humans to protect them.

Walter

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Great video - thanks for sharing Happing editing

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I'm back! and trying again.. if I am understanding this response to my post, I need to make the image backgrounds transparent in another program then import to CyberLink?


Quote: Hi crazydoglady -

You asked "but how do I insert my pictures on it?"

The first thing you need to do is make the background of your images transparent. If you don't your image will appear as a block. All the PiP templates have transparent backgrounds. Once your image is prepared, you can import it into PD or make your own template.

This is the craziest looking dog I could find in a hurry...



Here's a tutorial about how to do that... http://youtu.be/6OLKfRILqBM

Cheers - Tony
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Quote: I'm back! and trying again.. if I am understanding this response to my post, I need to make the image backgrounds transparent in another program then import to CyberLink?

Yes

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Quote: I need to make the image backgrounds transparent in another program then import to CyberLink?

Hi crazydoglady,

I think we may be getting side-tracked here a bit, by mixing the term PIP Object, with the simple concept of the Picture In Picture (PIP) effect. Where perhaps a quarter sized photo appears to be layered on top of other media also playing your screen.

In your initial post, you wrote:
I want to have 5 of my own photos move onto the screen. and remain briefly showing them all.

No, you do not have to remove or make the background transparent to have a whole photo, of say a family re-union, slide on to the screen and remain for there a few seconds, on top of your running video clip, and then slide off or fade out.
You don’t have make Aunt Eunice and Uncle Bob transparent, to have various images of various sizes float around your screen, in layers.

Only if you want a specific Object in a photo to display, then this object in the photo must be isolated and modified to be a PIP Object. You would do this in a photo editing app to create a PIP Object with a transparent background, so that only the Object you want (that is in a photo), displays and floats around the screen.


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