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PD 14 Searching for Particle/PIP Object
Ragged Jock [Avatar]
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I am looking for some help from the community. I have Power Director 14 Ultimate Suite.

I am producing a video of some action skiing sequences and am interested in a particle/PIP Object that I have seen in a video on the Cyberlink website. The PIP Object is the HUD shown in the screen cap attached. It shows up in the Intro Video http://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdirector-ultimate-suite/features_en_CA.html on the Power Director 14 page at around the .55 sec mark. I have been trying to find it within PD 14, but can't seem to. I would assume that when they show the capabilities of the softwarte that the video would be produced using everything available from within PD and not using outside sources for effects. This would seem logical, not to spice it up with other vendors !!!!! Does anyone know where the Object may be in the software, or if not where it can be found. I have seen many sites with similar HUD's but none quite like this this one which combines the circles with the speed etc.

Thank you
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Richmond Dan
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What's a HUD? Regards,
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ynotfish
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HUD = Heads Up Display - an "overlay" used in video gaming to show character status, time, speed etc. Don't worry Dan - I had to look it up! laughing

Ragged Jock - in Motion Tracker (that's what the video referred to at ~50 sec mark), you can use ANY graphic/video you wish to track the subject.

As you can see, it's either a video with alpha channel or an animation (probably the former)

That "HUD" with the circles, lines & speed display is not available in PDR's PiP Objects, nor anywhere within PDR. The tutorial maker has simply used an imported video to track the snowboarder.

The source of the alpha channel video/animation? It may have been made in (say) After Effects or purchased from a stock video site. I haven't come across it so far.

Cheers - Tony
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Ragged Jock [Avatar]
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Thank you Tony for answering the HUD question for me.

I have been searching for the alpha overlay but seem to come up blank. There are many circles etc. at videohive and the like, but haven't come across the speed indicator and lines.

I may have to create the whole overlay from various bits and pieces to achieve a similar result.

I t does seem strange that they wouldn't produce a "Demo" video only showing there products and add-ons.

Thank you
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ynotfish
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Crabby! You've done it again.

When I first saw you green screen video suggestion I thought you'd need to go through a whole lot of convoluted stuff to get it to work with Motion Tracker.

Not so - though you have to do a bit of guess work lining it up with the tracker.



Once it's back in the timeline you can chroma key the green. 10 second sample attached.

Cheers - Tony
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BarryTheCrab
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Nice demo, Tony, as usual. Those green screen sites/channels can be useful for all sorts of things.

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Ragged Jock [Avatar]
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Thank you to both Tony and Barry.

This will help me to get on the right track. I have seen the green screen effects in the past, and played with them a bit, but had hoped that maybe, the effect shown in the Cyberlink Demo video would be available as a complete overlay somewhere. Earlier tonight I created a rest video doing much the same as you did Tony. Works quite well, but as you have stated does take a bit of fiddling to line up the motion tracker. (Especially with a skier on snow)

Cheers
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